Saturday 26 February 2011

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update

Microsoft have come out with their Service Pack 1 update for Windows 7 on 22nd February. Here is a screenshot of what the update is about.

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to configure Ubuntu the easy way. Here is a screenshot of the welcome screen.

As you can see the screen contains five headings under which the tweaks can be done.
  1. Applications
  2. Startup
  3. Desktop
  4. Personal
  5. System
A few things I like are, (a) under Applications you have the source editor, where you can edit the sources.list directly, (b) under Startup you have Login Settings where you can change the login theme. It is just a breeze using this app.

Overall, I would save Ubuntu Tweak is a very nifty application and I would recommend it to everyone.

Tuesday 15 February 2011

NASA unveils first photographs from Comet Tempel 1 Flyby

NASA unveiled the first photos from Comet Tempel 1 flyby on 2011 Valentine's day by Stardust-NExT mission. Tempel1 was first visited back in 2005 during Deep impact mission, where a space probe was crashed into Tempel1 to basically study its composition, which as per NASA's stated mission objective was "To study the pristine interior of a comet by excavating a crater more than 25 m deep and 100 m in diameter". The following flyer gives an insight into what the previous mission was about.

 Deep Impact Fact Sheet (PDF Format - Color)

Comet Tempel1 orbits the sun once every 5-1/2 years. The objective of this mission is to study the changes in Comet's exterior since the last impact in 2005.

The photo below shows Tempel1 during the recent flyby courtesy NASA