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Download IE9. Microsoft Releases IE9 platform preview


Microsoft seem to be quite busy these day. After continues criticism for ie6,ie7,ie8 they will be, in a few months gonna come out with IE9. They couldn’t wait till their development team could come up with a proper build so the team decided to showcase the platform preview to the masses,

Well you can download the platform preview from



If you are expecting to start browsing in IE9 . Forget it . Its just a  rudimentary platform preview and  it doesn’t even have navigation :).

What IE9 promises

  • Best html5 rendering
  • hardware accelerated performance
  • Better java engine

The IE9 claims to have the best java processing engine. It is said to use Chakra engine to process the java code.Not only that the team claim to use different core of a processor if your computer has to process the page.Thus making it faster that others.

We all have seen sites which shows what html5 can offer.The question now is which browser is gonna render is faster. IE9 according to IE9 is gonna render the page faster than any other browser.

Well wat can i say ?? I have downloaded the preview and seen it .Its nice but its kinda slow.Well not sure if the release build gonna be any better but will sure wait for it. Will i stop using firefox or chrome ??? Hmmm i don think so . and btw opera has one of the best html 5 rendering capabilities.


Google Buzz – Do you like it???


The latest topic in tech town is Google’s Buzz service. With the popularity of Orkut decreasing day by day and stiff challenges from competitors like Facebook & MySpace, Google would not want to make any more mistakes now. And looks like Google is ready to compete with the microblogging world too. Google’s Buzz service seems to be an open challenge to highly popular microblogging site, “Twitter”.

Buzz was launched about a week back and is already gaining popularity among the net savvy. But, I have my own reservations about it. Of course, the best part of Buzz is that it is integrated into gmail. Thats good news because you don’t have to build your friends network right from the scratch. And you don’t have to bother to follow anybody either. You can automatically receive updates from all your gmail contacts. And you can even share pictures and videos too.

But what are the minuses with Buzz??? If you’re a businessman using an official gmail id, then I’m sure you wouldn’t appreciate receiving Buzz messages in your inbox. And you would hate it when hundreds of your official contacts end up following you on Buzz.

Being a great admirer of Google and their innovative strategies, I’m naturally disappointed with Google Buzz. I’ve always expected something “new” from the software giants. But lets face it folks – Buzz is a rip-off of twitter. Providing support for multimedia, giving it a new look or integrating it with gmail does not make Buzz any way better than twitter. Google should have tried to come out with a new path-breaking concept and we all know that they are best at doing that!

So, in conclusion, Buzz seems to be a last minute contigency plan by Google to make sure that they remain in the competitive social networking market. Hope that Google comes out with something bigger, better and innovative next time


[REVIEW] Phir Mile Sur – A Disappointment


The much hyped “new” version of the old classic “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara…” was finally aired today amidst a lot of high expectations. Did it live up to it? My answer would be a big NO! I was terribly disappointed to see my favourite song being ruptured indignantly 🙁

Mile Sur started on a promising note with A R Rahman playing on his continuum keyboard.Soon Amitabh Bachhan lent his voice to the opening verses of the song. So far…so good. But as the song progressed, I discovered that it was nothing more than a mere showcase of Bollywood’s leading men and ladies. Aishwarya Rai with her hubby, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Shahrukh Khan,Salman Khan and you have Deepika Padukone in the midst wearing an itsy-bitsy outfit and a plastic expression on her face. Deepika…are you posing for a soap ad???

And thats not all! Aamir Khan still seems to be in his Taare Zameen Par mood and his bit looks like a cross between “Aati Kya Khandala” and “Bum Bum Bole”! Shahrukh gives his typical hand-stretched pose and when Shahid Kapur croons Mile Sur with a mike in his hand, I threw up my hands in despair!! Of course, there are many regional actors who do their bit. The makers must have suddenly realized that there was too much of bollywood and so they have managed to cramp a lot of sportspersons towards the end of the song. Finally India’s armed forces are depicted at the end of the song. Its ironical that the most deserving of them all gets the least screen space! Isn’t it??

I feel that the original purpose of the song has been defeated in the new version. The old one focused more on national integrity and was also showcased the various regions in India and their cultural affinities. You had a coorgi family signing “nanna Dhwani ye ninna Dhwaniya…” , a elephant mahout singing in malayalam, tribals from Nagaland in their traditional attire and so on and so forth. So, the message “Unity in Diversity” was crystal clear.

Unfortunately, in the new one, you have Salman & Priyanka singing with physically challenged children and Mahesh Babu comforting the old. I agree that it is a noble cause but what is this doing in a video on National Integration? I’m sure the makers could have made an entirely different video if they wanted to deliver a “Save the girl child” or ” Support the Old and forsaken” message.

Of course, I do agree that the new song has been shot well and choreographed well. The musicians have definitely given their best. But there is a “certain thing” that seems to be missing in the new version.
I really wish that the makers of the song had concentrated more on preserving the beauty of the original. But instead, the final product is all glamour and glitz, Bollywood-ish and evokes little interest in the viewer.