Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Lenovo heats up the ultrabook competition

Lenovo unveiled a lighter, quicker
ThinkPad notebook computer on Monday to
appeal to customers who like the convenience of
tablets and smartphones.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month, the Chinese computer maker said.
Lenovo Group acquired the ThinkPad brand with
IBM Corp.'s personal computer unit in 2005.
Lenovo passed Dell Inc. last year to become the
second-largest PC manufacturer after Hewlett-
Packard Co.
The latest ThinkPad has third-generation wireless
connectivity and other features inspired by tablets
and smartphones, said Dilip Bhatia, vice president
of the ThinkPad business unit. He said that was in
response to demands by customers who want a
tablet's convenience but need a notebook's wider
range of functions.
"They want faster. They want thinner," Bhatia said.
Lenovo shaved the 14-inch (35.5 centimeter)
laptop computer's weight to three pounds (1.3
kilograms) from the 3.7 pounds (1.7 kilograms) of
last year's model, Bhatia. He said it would have up
to eight hours of battery life and the startup time
was reduced by as much as half to under 20
The ThinkPad unit launched the first tablet version
ofits computer last year.
Despite tablets' growing popularity, Bhatia said
there will still be strong demand for notebooks to
perform more complex functions in business,
education and government. Forecasts call for
global notebook sales to reach 230 million this
From AP news

Monday, August 06, 2012

The great Mary Kom

Mary Kom has made India proud.  Coming back from retirement, fighting in a higher weight category, sacrificing her twin sons' birthday and winning a medal at the Olympics - amazing!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Life and some interests ...

Of late, I am feeling an urge to pursue some hobby, apart from blogging or trying out different distros to my PC and Laptop. In 2009 I actually started learning 2 languages - yupp! Two! Arabic and Spanish.

Spanish I read quite a bit and crossed the beginner level. Now I am thinking to spend weekly 2-3 days to pick up some language skills - as a hobby! Indeed, there are so many languages in the world that one lifetime is not enough. But, I can try out some, like Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian and if I am alive after that - CHINESE :).

Intentionally the hardest of them is last. It takes 2-3 years to actually get hold of chinese, I heard. So, let's build some confidence with 2-3 languages first and then give a digg at Chinese.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Test run of beta version

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is on the verge of release next month. I decided to check if my system with antiquated specs (Pentium 4 single core, 2.4 GHz processor, 1 GB DDR RAM) is able to support the new upgrade and the results are really amazing. My linux blog has the test results at http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.in/2012/03/ubuntu-1204-lts-review-of-next-gen-os.html

A few snaps of 12.04 LTS booted from my 4 GB pen-drive is below:

Honestly, my review is that it is the best distro from Ubuntu camp till date - boots amazingly fast with a slick interface and cool looks! Simply by looks it can take on Windows 7 or Mac iOS X. Amazing!