Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Blackberry Playbook Launched in India

I am very happy to see add in the news paper today for blackberry playbook.

While it is great news, when you try to go the link that is mentioned in the ad, blackberry site shows 404 error :(

How am I supposed to buy this blackberry. I hope your marketing and web department is well coordinated so such simple mistakes can be avoided. I love blackberry products so sad to see good company making so many mistakes from delayed product launch to website issue.

If I get to play with it, I will let you all know how good it is for Indian environment.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Windows 8 or Windows Mobile

I am little surprised about new windows user interface. It looks almost like windows mobile operating system.

I liked the bold move taken by Microsoft. I am sure there is going to be an option to have base UI look like windows 7.

Ergonomic keyboard for those big touch screens.. there is some time. :)

What would be great if Microsoft can integrate Kinect technology by using camera on the screen so rather than using those finger touch screens, we can have slight node or eye movements that will help operating system switch apps or move next/previous. It would be great in some of those apps like Internet Explorer and while reading documents.

Official Microsof press release is here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fedora 15 & VMWare tools

After long time, I was installing Fedora today (Fedora 15) and something surprised me on Terminal Window.

I tried to check whether gcc exists by typing gcc on the shell and it automatically recommended installing gcc. Great new feature for new linux users even though not a lot useful for experts. here is output

$ gcc
bash: gcc: command not found...
Install package 'gcc' to provide command 'gcc'? [N/y]

No more long hours to figure out how to use linux.

Beyond this, I also had issue getting current version of header files to install vmware tools as yum was installing latest version of kernel files and not the one that is used by os currently.
This command might be handy for you all in future.

$ sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)

That should install and allow you to run vmware tools configuration. All the best. Let me know if that works.