Office 2007 Beta 1

Today is all about GUI :-) So it’s the perfect time to point you to a gallery that shows the brand new UI of Office 2007 Beta 1.



yes, this is word…


I really do like the new interface – I am using it for some builds now and it’s in the first place not what you would expect from Microsoft. It’s designed and features high usability… and when you will start using it you will acclimate really fast like I did.


Source: Jensen Harris

the kororaa live cd tryed out…


After Chris recommended the kororaa live cd for my XGL testing questions I downloaded kororaa today and tried it.


This is EXACTLY what I hoped to see. A flawlessly booting live cd and a hyper performant graphical user interface that really really works.



All those graphical gimmicks and gadgets are eye candy – but not only. I think that just because you don’t have to stare at the screen to see how your windows are drawn is a giant leap in comfort and usability.



click on the picture to see it moving…


So far it’s a nice technology demonstration that worked just out of the box. Great!


Oh one question to the linux knowing guys: Can anyone tell me how to capture movies off the screen? Is there a tool that can do that?


Source 1: recommendation
Source 2: http://kororaa.org/

finally 10 hours on battery possible…


Oh yeah. It was time to replace the worn out battery of my notebook (HP compaq nc8000) and replace it with a shiny new one. And since I want as much wireless time as possible I ordered a new multibay battery with it. Everything arrived today and: god is that awesome!



My nc8000 now actually does the 10 hour long run with the two batteries fully loaded…hurray!

has the XBOX 360 self-destruct integrated circuit?


Rumors and more rumors about the IBM eFuse circuits in the XBOX 360 CPU… Funny if it’s true and I can think of funny things to do with the CPU when modding is detected… B-)



(IBM)


“Some may say that I should strap on my tin foil hat, but in fact VID data is stored in the eFuses, it may be possible to shut power off to the CPU permanently or increase the core supply to the point of self-destruct.

Remember that VID “111111” or “111110” (VID order 4,3,2,1,0,5) indicated “NO CPU” therefore no supply power to the core.

This is just one possible scenario and may give new meaning to “FRAG your opponent”.


Source 1: XBOX CPU Design
Source 2: http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&q=efuse+IBM
Source 3: http://www.xbox-scene.com/tech-info-xbox360.php