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Hybrid is so close…

The new Hybrid site is so close now. The domain has been registered, the layout is almost done. Read the news here

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Experiences

I’ve just started playing with my newly downloaded copy of Fedora Core 5 Test 3. It’s essentially the latest beta version of the popular Fedora Core distribution. I hope that at some point I will be doing a proper review of my experiences with Fedora Core for the first time, which I might submit to a few sites.

In the meantime, have some screenshots.

My Zoomcloud

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Cool Windows Vista speech recognition video

Here’s a video of one of the really cool features in the upcoming Windows Vista, speech recognition.

Interestingly this video was filmed using Vista build 5270 (the latest build being 5308), but nevertheless it is interesting to see that the features are quite well developed in this build, including quite a nice UI for the speech recognition panel. It certainly beats the current look if you use Windows XP + Office 2003 recognition, where the somewhat irritating Language Bar becomes even more bloated with buttons.

The original story, with a link to the video is here.

(this is a cross-post at Gizbuzz)

New computer

I finally now have a dedicated box I can use as a server. Specs follow:

  • AMD Sempron 2600+
  • 512 MB RAM
  • (at the moment) 8 GB HDD (will be upgraded at some point)
  • SUSE Linux 10 (will be Fedora 5 when it comes out)

It’s going to be great to finally be able to test out stuff not on my primary machine and to constantly install and then reinstall Linux distros etc.

Can’t wait…

UPDATE: Just upgraded the RAM to 1.5 GB for all those VMware Virtual Machines. See the photos below of the insides.