Windows Longhorn

It has almost been over three (3) years since the release of Windows XP in (2002) and another year to go till we get to experience the much touted Microsoft Windows code named “Longhorn”.

With Microsoft announcing the release of beta version of Longhorn available for developers in summer of 2005 distributing modified version of the operating system to give developers the experience of whats to come in the future.

The technologies mentioned and talked about so far include WinFS, Avalon, IE7, and native support for 64-bit processors.

WinFS is an integrated file system which literally keeps track of all files in a database as you store them and in a way enabling you to search on demand anything on the computer.

Apple’s Tiger OSX

Apple recently released an new version of their operating system OS X, namely Tiger and version number now at 10.4 with ingenius technologies embedded into the operating system it makes this OS a lot faster and quicker than the previous version 10.3 (Panther). With built-in support for 64-bit computing and improved search capabilities using “spotlight” technology enabling you to find anything on the computer as quickly as you type.

Tiger also comes with useful desktop widgets which are programmed for your usability that display weather, calendar, notes, stock quotes and many more useful utilities. Also comes with QuickTime 7 and its built in support for H.264 (MPEG-4). There are a tons of quite exciting features in this update of the Operating System.