Suporte a Mov Files no Windows Seven

Parece que vai deixar de ser necessário instalar o QuickTime da Apple para ver Mov’s.

Finalmente ! Menos uma tralha que se instalava apenas para uma coisa. Fim de apples updaters e outros.

Ultimamente anda-me sempre a chatear com o update ao Bonjour, e a propôr a instalação do Safari ! Updater Chato 🙂

Windows 7 RC to natively support to .Mov files

Microsoft has some good news for movie fans. If you want to watch .mov files in Windows 7, you don’t need to install Apple’s QuickTime. Bye, bye annoying system tray icon! Adios, Apple update!

Via KezNews (Clique aqui para ver a noticia completa) 

Google Mail 24/02/2009 problems

Hoje recebi um email do Google: “The Google Apps status dashboard now provides performance information for Google Apps services.”

Curioso, fui ver este dashboard, no qual podemos ver o incidente de 24/02, o famoso que noticiei no post “Gmail/Google Apps Email Problems“.

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Curiosamente reparo também que foi emitido um “incident report”:

“Google Apps – Gmail, Incident Report, February 24, 2009, Prepared for Google Apps Premier Edition Customers”

Destinado aos clientes que pagam, este incident report pode ser visto aqui.

Detalha todo o problema, e explica o que se passou concretamente. Pontos a favor do Google, que deve ter receado muitas coisas…. neste dia em que muita gente “viu a vidinha a andar para trás”.

Foi giro ver as pessoas a virarem-se para o Twitter e a dizerem muita coisa 🙂

Digam lá o que disserem continuo a preferir o Gmail a todos os outros.

Mini Server – Marvell’s Plug Computer: A tiny, discrete, fully functional 5 watt Linux server

Este vêm via José Rocha, sendo que o TG Daily já foi para as minhas feeds.

A Marvell anunciou hoje  um super-mini computador! marvell_plug1

Do tamanho de uma tomada eléctrica, mas com um SoC com um CPU a 1200 MHz ,  512 MB Flash built-in, e 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support.

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Corre Linux, e consome cerca de 5 watts max, permitindo o acesso aos dados no dispositivio quer de intranets, ou extranets. O custo ? $99 !

Plug computing …. um pouco a lembrar o cloud computing, mas em vez de estar na “cloud”, está tudo na “plug” 🙂

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 Link para o comunicado da Marvell

Updates NVidia C/ Vista 64 bits

Não sei se interessa a alguém, mas a 20 de Fevereiro sairam uns novos drivers da NVidia para o Vista 64 Bits.

Dado que parece ter havido aqui um erro qualquer (estou com a versão 178.24) e o windows “sugeriu-me” a visita ao site da NVidia, cá está:

GeForce Driver Release 182 WHQL
Version: 182.06
Release Date: February 18, 2009
Operating System: Windows Vista 64-bit
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 100 MB

This is a WHQL driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 182.06:

  • Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 182.06 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
    • Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
    • Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
    • Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
  • Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
  • Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
  • Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

Existing Support:

  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
  • Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
  • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
  • Supports CUDA.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Info e download aqui

Convites para Chi.mp

Tenho 5 convites para o Chim.mp. Quem estiver interessado só têm de deixar o comentário com o seu email.

“What is chi.mp?

Chi.mp stands for “Content Hub & Identity Management Platform”, but in fact it is much more

Chi.mp’s service lets you register your own .mp domain and gives you a free Web site that serves as a hub for your content across the Web. Your chi.mp site also gives you one place to bring together and manage all your contacts in one “Ultimate Black Book”. Chi.mp lets you own and define “digital you” and to share different versions of “digital you” with your selected contacts. More than a life-stream or an aggregator, chimp allows you to take control of how you share your self with the world.

With chi.mp, you own and control your identity, your content and your contacts. This is not the case with typical social networks.”

Mais info aqui