Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Download Ubuntu 11.04 - Officially Released

If you are Ubuntu Geek than this news is for you, Ubuntu has released the new version of Ubuntu 11.04. You can download it from the previously linked site free of charge. Among the various new features, the Unity interface is set as the default UI, and includes the launcher (an OS X like dock), Its most noticeable change is the application launcher on the left side of the screen. Similar to Windows 7 taskbar, it lets you drag and drop icons to and from it, as well as launch apps quickly and easily. According to the Ubuntu website, the OS can boot in as little as 7 seconds.

The Unity interface was originally conceived for smaller screens on netbooks, and offers easier file management, a new dashboard that gives you easier access to your applications and files, and Workspaces that simplify managing multiple windows. If you don’t like these new interface elements, you can always go back to Ubuntu’s Classic interface.

Driving all of this eye candy is Gnome 2.32.1 (according to Ubuntu Vibes).  If your current equipment is not capable of Unity, the classic desktop experience will kick in as to keep you moving along with minimal lag.  Those of you wanting to experiment with Gnome 3, it cannot be installed via the Ubuntu repositories, and there have been reports of system instabilities post installation, though there is a workaround.  If you're ready to install, there are 3 options for download, one for a CD/USB stick type installation, another to create a second boot partition alongside windows, and another for a standard standalone installation.  The downloads are a one size fits all affair no longer is the Ubuntu Netbook edition or Desktop edition; there's just a single download for all platforms.

The best part of characteristic of Ubuntu is that if you’d like to try it, you can download its 698MB image, burn that to a CD, and then run it from the CD without having to install it on your machine. It’s a great way to try out this Linux-based operating system that’s getting to be so refined, it’s almost as easy to use as a Mac or PC.

Find out the latest news and more about new Ubuntu 11.04 and you can Free Download Ubuntu 11.04 from here. Check out some latest images of Ubuntu 11.04.

Google Data Centers Security and Protection Video Revealed

Google has revealed a video about companies Security and Data Protection measures which has been taken from Google to protect their Data Centers from any damage or theft threats. Its a secret video which has been released from Google for customers to know how Google manage its enterprise customers from harm. The narrator points out, for example, that Google builds its own custom server technology and develops its own secure Linux OS to run its centers.

This seven-minute video emphasis on the security of data centers’ physical security and server reliability protocol. Google utilizes restricted barriers, security fencing, video cameras, security guards and biometric scanners to prevent unauthorized access. The video even features tools such as “the crusher” and “the shredder,” both of which are designed to completely destroy old hard drives so nobody can ever access customer data.

Watch this Video about Google's Security Measures in Google Data Centers.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Because 3DS, Nintendo dropped

TOKYO, - Nintendo shares fell to their lowest level in six years, after a decline in demand for products Nintendo 3DS, their latest portable gaming. It is inseparable from the policy of cutting prices and lower product revenue targets video game producer in the world's largest.

On the Osaka Stock Exchange, Nintendo shares fell 12 percent to 12.290 yen per share. The decline was the largest since January 2009 and the lowest value of the shares before the November 2006 launch of the Wii console.

To boost sales, Nintendo 3DS will reduce the price of the new console was five months up to 40 percent from 11 August. This strategy is expected to cut about 82 percent of Nintendo's profits.

Nintendo was forced to take this strategy because many gamers are resorting to iPhone applications and games online via Facebook. "The company needed drastic measures to captivate gamers," said Nintendo President Satoru lwata.