Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday [October 27,2008] Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who never use it, Vista is actually a very stable, rich environment in which to work, particularly when used with up to date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows 7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Asure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not on your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically this means that you won't need an operating system or programs: they will all live in the "Cloud."

Whether this works out or not remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

"Cloud Computing" is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ICT 12 Student Blogs (2008-09)

These are the blog urls for my Ict 12 class colleagues.
The class is using Blogger throughout the year to record information about various programs and techniques.
This list will be updated to include several blog urls not presently available.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today I signed up for the iGoogle service and made a couple of minor custom changes. I added a custom widget to display my IP address.

Friday, October 10, 2008

ICT 12

In our class I will be working with several different programming languages, such as; Turbo Pascal, Javascript, etc...