How to check the Operating System Version in Windows?

Following is the way to check the version and details of the Windows Operating System running on your computer/laptop. Click the Windows Icon in the task bar. (Or alternatively, use the “Windows Key” on the keyboard) Next Type in “winver” (without the quotes) and hit ENTER. The Operating System with the details and build version […]

Windows 7: 32-bit Operating System OR 64-bit Operating System

Many times, we come across software and applications that are 32-bit operating system compatible OR/AND 64-bit operating system compatible. Ever wondered how to find the type on your computer/laptop? Here’s the method: Click the Windows Icon in the task bar. (Or alternatively, use the “Windows Key” on the keyboard) Next, right click the “Computer” option. […]

Google Instant: Search, now faster than the speed of type

Latest from the banquet table of Google is Google Instant. Check out the introductory video done by Google and the announcement post by Google. And also, Google Instant (Bob Dylan Style). Google Instant is the new feature that automatically starts listing the search results for the text typed (without the ENTER key being hit) and […]

Backus afterus hiatus….

I have been on a sorta hiatus since my last post. The world sure has changed to a large extent. 1) An octopus dethroned the mighty humans (and a wannabe parakeet too) to lay claim to be the title of “The Clairvoyant King” at the 2010 Football World Cup. 2) Shashi Tharoor transformed from this […]

Going Dutch??…

A few days ago, while clearing out my spam mail, I chanced upon this email. It was hidden in the midst of the hundreds of spam email found. It’s an offer too good to be true 😀 Apparently the family is hidden away in UK, and they chose me to channel their money from Holland […]

Whose Padma Shri Is It Anyway??…

It’s that time of the year when the Indian Government declares the list of Indian citizens who have made the cut for the Padma Awards. The 2010 list of Padma Awardees has opened the Pandora’s Box. The Indian Government webpage states that Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri are given for […]

Gmail Tips…..

Finally Google has released a list of tips for Gmail users. I must say it is quite a good list for the users, whether they are beginners(White belt users, as per Google) or they are power users (Gmail masters). They have even released it in pdf version.

The hoopla over IITs…..

Chanced upon this article online. It covers an article on the American structural biologist, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The ludicrous part of the article is this: In a society that glorifies the IIT-IIM culture, this doesn’t come as a surprise. My take is that if Mr. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan had gotten that […]

Resolutions for Year 2010

Well, it’s finally the New Year- 2010. It’s that time of the year when people get all sloshed out and then resolve to embark on Herculean tasks (by their standards) to be undertaken and/or accomplished during the year ahead. Yahoo! even has an article dedicated to it, with key inputs from “experts”…… I have a […]