Saturday, May 30, 2009

Windows 7 Review

I have been using this since RC and couple of weeks ago Microsoft has come up with the BETA.

Tested in the following specification

Desktop Compaq Presario (1GB +P4(2+GHz) +40GB)

Laptop IBM R52(2GB +M(1.73 GHz)+40GB)

Plus (+)

Its seems to be like working on a windows xp machine with a Vista look and feel.
Comes with dozens of drivers and you don't have to manually install anything.
Rich UI
Cool features of Docking around the screen as you drag.
File transfer and installing software's are much faster.
Boots up faster and wakes in a second from sleep(not as I do snooze several times).
Minimum 1GB RAM is a good start.
Choosing different network on the fly to protect your PC with firewall.
Drag a window right and left like wiping the screen will minimize all other windows.
New Taskbar will a lot of features.


Depends a Good Graphics card and doesn't go well with the normal ones.(My PC Sub score 1.0)
Aero and other tabbed preview are disabled.
Painting issues in the desktop rarely.
If some errors are thrown after installation it will not correct (do a clean install again)
If System hangs no way of using Ctrl+Alt+Del have to do a hard reboot.
Space occupied for installation 12GB after installing all the software's it comes to 18GB
I would suggest people using Windows XP can give a try to this.Its really yet another good product from Microsoft.

(Note:Beta download is free to use till June 2010)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Usefull Firefox Addons for Developement

I came across the following usefull addons for firefox each web developer has to make use of

I hope you will be using this.Inspect the page on the fly and change the styles and see the output immdly.

Ping all the links in the page and will show the statistics of broken links.

Resize the browser window to the dimensions used by the enduser.Mainly used for tesiting in the wide screen machines.

IE Tab
Render a page in FireFox with IE rendering engine.

Pick a color on the fly

Measure It
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements

Take the screenshot of the webpage with scrolling.

Used to test the performance of a site and tuneup things as per their suggestions.