Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday, (Oct 28, 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 have never used 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 wil be much like Vista. Around the same time, Microsoft will release Windows Azure, 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 for programs: they will all live in the "Cloud."

Whether this works out or not, remains to be seen. However, many companies have already tried this, both with Microsoft and 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)

Ava Balingit
Ryan Battistel
Sofia Busse
Nicole Ceralde
Nathan Chiu
Jonathan De Maeseneer
Danila Di Giacinto
Lia Estrellado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villella
Jason Wong

These are the blog URL's for my ICT 12 class colleagues. This class is using Blogger throughout the year to record information about the various programs and techniques.
This will be updated to include other blog URL's for students currently not in the list.

Friday, October 17, 2008


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

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Computers operate with something called "binary operations". These binary operations have "bits" arranged together in groups called "bytes". The bits have values of 1 and 0. These values are powers of two; ones, twos, fours, eights, etc. This is read from right to left.


1001= 8+0+0+1=9

In ICT 12 the computer that I use is number one, therefore the binary code is 0001. This will also be used in the footer for whatever paper I print out and hand in.