MeeGo (Netbook Operating System)

MeeGo is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel) and Maemo (by Nokia). Its aim is to merge the efforts of Intel on Moblin and of Nokia on Maemo into one project. It is hosted by the Linux Foundation. According to Intel, MeeGo was developed because Microsoft did not offer comprehensive Windows 7 support for the Atom processor.

MeeGo is intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms including handhelds, in-car devices, netbooks and televisions.All platforms share the MeeGo core, with different “User Experience” (“UX”) layers for each type of device.

MeeGo provides support for both ARM and Intel x86 processors with SSSE3 enabled [6] and uses btrfs as the default file system.

MeeGo for netbooks comes in two versions: one with Google Chrome (closed source) and one with Chromium (open source). For a media player, MeeGo comes with Banshee 1.0 for MeeGo (which has just been released):

banshee meego 1.0 screenshot
(Banshee 1.0 for MeeGo)

As an email client, MeeGo is using Evolution Express, a new Evolution interface especially designed for small screens:

evolution express email client meego screenshot
(Evolution Express)

For VoIP, IM, and presence functionality, MeeGo uses Telepathy. Telepathy is a D-Bus based framework that unifies all supported protocols of real time communication, including, but not limited to, instant messaging, IRC, voice and video over IP, and cellular calls.

meego file manager screenshot
(Meego File Manager)

Other useful technical info: MeeGo uses BTRFS as the default filesystem (but you can use a different filesystem if you want), PackageKit for package management, Tracker for indexing, meta-data extraction, and search capabilities for a variety of data types, including media files, and documents and PulseAudio for the sound.

meego network screenshot
(MeeGo Network Panel)

ConnMan (which is sponsored by both Intel and Nokia) is used for connection management - application which Ubuntu will also use for its 10.10 Netbook Edition, as well as Telephony APIs (oFono) for telephony services.

Users who want to download it themselves can obtain the disk image from the MeeGo website. For additional details, see the official release announcement and release notes.



FIFA 11 Box Art

Play on until the final whistle with the 2011 edition of EA's officially-licensed FIFA game series.
Genre : Sports
Publisher : Electronic Arts
Developer : EA Canada
Release Date : September 28, 2010
Also on : DS, PC, PSP, Wii, X360, iPhone


FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.


FIFA 11 Product Description

With Personality+ a footballer’s abilities on the pitch is mirrored authentically in game, creating individual personalities. Players will be distinguished from one another through a sophisticated database that evaluates and grades each player’s skill-set over 36 attributes and 57 traits, compiled by 1700 scouts around the world. Real Madrid’s Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.


Goalkeepers have also been injected with Personality+. The real-life personality of the keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in game. Dive attributes will determine keepers with ability to reach for further shots while reflex attributes determine reaction times, enabling a keeper like Petr Cech of Chelsea FC to showcase world-class skills.

Building on the FIFA 10 gameplay that won 50 sports game of the year awards, FIFA 11 introduces new Pro Passing where pass accuracy is determined by a gamer’s ability on the control pad, and player skill, situation and urgency on the pitch. Plus, experience true freedom in man-to-man interactions with 360° Fight for Possession that transforms physical play from just lateral jostling to full 360° collisions.

A series of new customization tools will enable fans to transform FIFA 11 in new and personally meaningful ways. Go online in Creation Center to create a player or team, share with friends and download into your console. Plus, assign customized chants for any team and play music tracks from your existing library within the game.

New features and innovations will be revealed in the coming months.

Features & Screenshots :

Key Features

Personality+ — A footballer’s performance on the pitch is mirrored authentically in game, creating clearly differentiated players with individual personalities. Personality+ at every position and for every player reinvents how players perform—on and off the ball.

Personality+ Goalkeepers — The real-life personality of the Keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in the game. Dive attributes will determine the keepers with the ability to reach for further shots while Reflex attribute determine reaction times.

Personality+ CPU AI — CPU controlled football stars have a suite of skill moves to exploit, with star player attributes and specific behaviours attributed to particular players.

Personality+ Celebrations — User Controlled Celebrations 2.0 enables you to perform your players’ trademark celebration & interact with teammates in real-time.

Personality+ Player Models — Greater variety of bodies and models further distinguishes each player. Plus, new dribble run styles perfectly match players’ real-world abilities and style.

Pro Passing System — A new passing system where pass accuracy is determined by a gamer’s ability on the control pad, and player skill, situation and urgency on the pitch. Poor decisions or over/under striking the ball will mean error-prone outcomes. New types of passes such as swerve passes will enable players to make a safer and more effective play.

360° Fight For Possession —True freedom in man-to-man interactions, transforming physical play from individual lateral jostling to full 360° collisions involving multiple players.

Advanced Intelligence: REAL AI now controls CPU players enabling them to recognize and react to patterns of play more sophisticated than simple on-the-ball decisions. Plus, hundreds of skill moves have been recorded and assigned to thousands of players.

Advanced Goalkeeper Awareness — Goalkeepers are now more aware of their surroundings and react more intelligently to each threat. Improvements include sprinting to cut off a loose ball, demonstrating urgency when scrambling back to the net, and the aptitude to skillfully identify and react to lob shots.

Creation Centre: Go online to craft your own player and create the team of your dreams. Plus, manage your team’s formations and tactics right from the web. Create your player’s appearance, accessories and attributes and then create a team with a distinctive crest and kits. Share with friends and download into your console to play online, in Tournaments and in Kick-Off matches. Created players can also be used in the Arena, Career Mode and Lounge Mode.

Career Mode: A new engine delivers an authentic experience that mimics the real-world game. Begin as a real player, created player or Virtual Pro and evolve into a player-manager and manager--or just begin at the top--and enjoy a 15-year career. Players now receive instant feedback and enjoy a vastly improved status system. Plus, authentic tournament structures, results and new calendar system, featuring simultaneous simulations, improve the speed and flow of games. Featuring new Team Management for simpler player comparison and Friends Leaderboard to compare stats and earnings.

My Music & Audio — Assign customized chants for every team and league. Set your home club’s anthems and chants to play during player introductions, halftime, and after goals. Even hear your name echo in the stands of Old Trafford or San Siro with customized chants for your Virtual Pro. Plus, play music from your hard drive in game.

Advanced Goalkeeper Awareness — Goalkeepers are now more aware of their surroundings and react more intelligently to each threat. Improvements include sprinting to cut off a loose ball, demonstrating urgency when scrambling back to the net, and the aptitude to skillfully identify and react to lob shots.

FIFA Theatre — Save highlights from any match – including online – right to your hard drive to view, replay or upload to easportsfootball.com at any time.

Complete Authenticity — Over 30 officially licensed leagues, 500 licensed teams and more than 15,000 players.

More info at FIFA Informer

PS3 Media Server for Windows,Mac OS X and Linux

If you currently only use your Playstation 3 to play games you are missing a whole world of media experiences which are so easy to tap into.

PS3 Media Server is free software that has the ability to increase your PS3 experience manifold. It adds the much needed support for .MKV (Matroska Video Container) which is almost the standard for high definition movies available on the Internet. It features real time video transcoding and there is minimum hassle in setting it up, all the necessary codecs comes pre-bundled with it, you just have to install PS3 media server on Windows, Mac or Linux and you are all set to stream movies and videos directly to your PS3 in full glory.

PS3 Media Server
is a DLNA compliant UPnP Media Server for the PlayStation 3 video game console and also supports the Xbox 360. Written in Java, it is used with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It is supported by the MPlayer and FFmpeg packages,and its FREE.

Current features

  • Ready to launch and play. No codec packs to install. No folder configuration and pre-parsing or this kind of annoying thing. All your folders are directly browsed by the PS3, there's an automatic refresh also.
  • Real-time video transcoding of MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, etc.
  • Direct streaming of DTS / DTS-HD core to the receiver
  • Remux H264/MPEG2 video and all audio tracks to AC3/DTS/LPCM in real time with tsMuxer when H264 is PS3/Level4.1 compliant
  • Full seeking support when transcoding
  • DVD ISOs images / VIDEO_TS Folder transcoder
  • OGG/FLAC/MPC/APE audio transcoding
  • Thumbnail generation for Videos
  • You can choose with a virtual folder system your audio/subtitle language on the PS3!
  • Simple streaming of formats PS3 natively supports: MP3/JPG/PNG/GIF/TIFF, all kind of videos (AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS, MPEG)
  • Display camera RAWs thumbnails (Canon / Nikon, etc.)
  • ZIP/RAR files as browsable folders
  • Support for pictures based feeds, such as Flickr and Picasaweb
  • Internet TV / Web Radio support with VLC, MEncoder or MPlayer
  • Podcasts audio/ Video feeds support
  • Basic Xbox360 support
  • FLAC 96kHz/24bits/5.1 support
  • Windows Only: DVR-MS remuxer and AviSynth alternative transcoder support


Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows


Download PS3 Media Server

For Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Download Link | Filesize: 14.6 MB | Latest Stable Version 1.10.51
The above version has already been downloaded 1.6 million times by PS3 users.
PS3 Media server for Mac OS X and Linux
Latest PS3 Media server version 1.20.409 beta is also available, you can download it from PS3 Media Server official code.google website. Please note that the latest beta version is unstable and it is not recommended to install it on work computers.


Evolution of Windows Operating System

Windows was the first commercially available GUI Operating System from Microsoft founded by Bill Gates. In 1983 Microsoft announced the development of Windows, a graphical user interface (GUI) for its own operating system (MS-DOS), which had shipped for IBM PC and compatible computers since 1981. After 4 years in 1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.0 Since then, Microsoft has shipped many versions of Windows, and the product line has changed from a GUI product to a modern operating system.the most successful operating system from the house of Microsoft was Windows XP. The latest buzz is Windows 7 which is in Beta testing now.lets take a look at Microsoft Windows from version 1.0 to windows 7. The information & Pictures are collected from various sources like Wikipedia, Microsoft, Google etc.

Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0 was a 16-bit graphical operating environment that was released on 20 November 1985. Windows 1.0 was the first ever commercially available GUI Operating System.Windows 1.0 was only available on floppy disks. The user had to have DOS to install.Windows 1.0 offers limited multitasking of existing MS-DOS programs and concentrates.The system requirements for Windows 1.0 constituted CGA/Hercules/EGA (listed as “Monochrome or color monitor”), MS-DOS 3.1, 384K RAM (512KB recommended), and 2 double-sided disk drives or a hard drive.Windows 1.0 runs a shell program known as MS-DOS Executive. Other supplied programs are Calculator, Calendar, Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint,Reversi, Terminal, and Write.

Windows 2.0

Windows 2.0 was a 16-bit Microsoft Windows graphical user interface-based operating environment that superseded Windows 1.0. Windows 2.0 was supplemented by Windows/286 and Windows/386 in 1988.Windows 2.0 was packaged with AT&T Computers as test software for many educational institutions. This variation of Windows 2.0 has “plug ‘n’ play” capabilities.Windows 2.0 allowed application windows to overlap each other, unlike its predecessor Windows 1.0, which could only display tiled windows. Windows 2.0 also introduced more sophisticated keyboard-shortcuts and the terminology of “Minimize” and “Maximize”, as opposed to “Iconize” and “Zoom” in Windows 1.0.

Windows 3.0

Windows 3.0 is the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and was released on 22 May 1990. It became the first widely successful version of Windows and a powerful rival to Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga on the GUI front. It was succeeded by Windows 3.1.Windows 3.0 includes a Protected/Enhanced mode which allows Windows applications to use more memory in a more painless manner than their DOS counterparts could. It can run in any of Real, Standard, or 386 Enhanced modes, and is compatible with any Intel processor from the 8086/8088 up to 80286 and 80386.

Windows 3.1X

Windows 3.1X series was the successor of windows 3.0, Windows 3.1 was released in March 1992.Windows 3.1x contains a color scheme named Hotdog Stand. This color scheme contains bright hues of red, yellow and black. The color scheme was designed to help people with some degree of color blindness see text/graphics on the screen easier.Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (originally codenamed Winball and later Sparta), released in October 1992, features native networking support. Windows for Workgroups 3.1 is an extended version of Windows 3.1 which comes with SMB file sharing support via the NetBIOS based NBF and/or IPX network transport protocols.

Windows NT 3.1

Windows NT 3.1 is the first release of Microsoft’s Windows NT line of server and business desktop operating systems, and was released to manufacturing on 27 July 1993. Two editions of NT 3.1 were made available, Windows NT 3.1 and Windows NT Advanced Server.Windows NT provided a 16-bit compatibility subsystem, called “Windows on Windows” (aka WOW), which allowed most Windows 3.x applications to run unmodified on NT. Applications which made direct access to hardware, or depended on DOS-level drivers, were not supported.NT also introduced Win32, a 32-bit implementation of the Windows API. This permitted many 16-bit Windows applications to be recompiled for the system with minimal changes. Win32 also allowed the growing body of 16-bit Windows programmers to leverage their skills on the new system

Windows 95

Windows 95 was released on August 24, 1995 by Microsoft.Windows 95 was intended to integrate Microsoft’s formerly separate MS-DOS and Windows products and includes an enhanced version of DOS, often referred to as MS-DOS 7.0. It features significant improvements over its predecessor, Windows 3.1, most visibly in the graphical user interface (GUI).The basic elements of the interface introduced in Windows 95 — including the taskbar, Start button and menu, and the Windows Explorer file manager. Windows 95 included support for 255-character mixed-case long filenames and preemptively multitasked pseudo-protected-mode 32-bit applications. Whereas earlier versions of Windows are optional “operating environments” requiring the MS-DOS operating system (usually available separately)

Windows 98

Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) was a graphical operating system released on 25 June 1998 by Microsoft and the successor toWindows 95.Windows 98 Second Edition (often shortened to SE) is an updated release of Windows 98, released on 5 May 1999.It includes fixes for many minor issues, improved USB support, and the replacement of Internet Explorer 4.0 with the significantly faster and lighter Internet Explorer 5.0.

The release of Windows 98 was preceded by a notable press demonstration at Comdex in April 1998. Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was highlighting the operating system’s ease of use and enhanced support for Plug and Play (PnP). However, when presentation assistant Chris Capossela plugged a scanner in and attempted to install it, the operating system crashed, displaying a Blue Screen of Death.

Windows 2000

Windows 2000 is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on business desktops, notebook computers, and servers. Released on 17 February, 2000.Four editions of Windows 2000 were released: Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server.Additionally, Microsoft sold Windows 2000 Advanced Server Limited Edition and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Limited Edition, which were released in 2001 and run on 64-bit Intel Itanium microprocessors.Microsoft marketed Windows 2000 as the most secure Windows version ever, but it became the target of a number of high-profile virus attacks such as Code Red and Nimda. Almost nine years after its release, it continues to receive patches for security vulnerabilities nearly every month.

Windows Millennium Edition

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me was a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on 14 September 2000 by Microsoft. ME stands for Millennium.It included Internet Explorer 5.5, Windows Media Player 7, and the new Windows Movie Maker software, which provided basic video editing and was designed to be easy for home users. Microsoft also updated the graphical user interface and the shell features and Windows Explorer in Windows Me with some of those first introduced in Windows 2000.n 1997, “Millennium” was the codename for a future version of Windows NT that was expected to be released in 2000 or 2001. In 1998, Microsoft stated that there would be no version of Windows 9x after Windows 98.

Windows XP

Windows XP was first released on 25 October 2001, and over 400 million copies were in use in January 2006, according to an estimate in that month by an IDC analyst.Windows XP is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. The name “XP” is short for “experience”.Windows XP is the successor to bothWindows 2000 Professional and Windows Me, and is the first consumer-oriented operating system produced by Microsoft to be built on the Windows NT kernel and architecture.The most common editions of the operating system are Windows XP Home Edition, which is targeted at home users, and Windows XP Professional, which offers additional features such as support for Windows Server domains and two physical processors, and is targeted at power users.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename “Longhorn.” Development was completed on November 8, 2006. Windows Vista contains many changes and new features, including an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems.Windows Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, which aims to make it significantly easier for software developers to write applications than with the traditional Windows API.

Windows 7

Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) is the next release of Microsoft Windows, an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, netbooks and media center PCs.Microsoft released beta version of Windows 7 which gets a very heavy response.Unlike its predecessor, Windows 7 is intended to be an incremental upgrade to Vista, with the goal of being fully compatible with device drivers, applications, and hardware which Windows Vista is already compatible with.Presentations given by the company in 2008 have focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup,and performance improvements. Some applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, most notably Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery, are no longer included with the operating system; they are instead offered separately (free of charge) as part of the Windows Live Essentials suite.

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