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Windows 8 should foray into the virtual world

There was apprehension regarding the hypervisor, which is to be the core of Microsoft’s next operating system –Windows 8. It means that the approach would be of a fully virtualized machine monitor. But gradually it’s receiving a thumbs up from both industry insiders and consumers alike.

An operating system that does every thing as a virtualized monitor would be one of the most beneficial and significant step, that Microsoft can take in the course of upgrading the Windows platform.

Windows 7 has been installed with minor changes like making of applications like movie and DVD creation tools, messaging and even email options. It has also disentangled Internet Explorer from the Operating Systems core, which means that at least in European Union ,people can choose to have a other Browsers pre-installed in their Desk top. These small changes would go a long way in making clear the path of windows 8 to become the first fully virtualized Windows.

The benefits of having an operating System that acts like a virtualized machine are endless. Not only will all the applications, files, drives and web browsers be protected from each other, they won’t be able to harm the operating system as well. Moreover a machine like Operating System is easier to handle. So, launching and closing them and accessing the system Hard Drives and also the Peripherals which are outside the virtual machines will most certainly become more user-friendly. With many of the users well- acquainted and swearing by the Windows Task Manager, these forms of absolute control would be well appreciated. The only downside of the total set up would be the fact that hardware control and mounting of Drives might become a little tough. But of course Microsoft will expectedly work out this problem before the launch.

Virtualized Operating System would also mean a lot of security to the PC. So, if while browsing, a nasty malware does try to attack, it would get stopped in the Browser sand box itself and won’t be able to proceed any further than that. With such level of over bearing security, it is not hard to predict that Windows 8 will spell the doom for software security industry.

The most significant and biggest benefit is the fact that with a virtualized Operating System, the registry system would die. Windows will no longer keep track of every application, call, device and DLL that one uses. Virtualized apps and hardware will only be allowed to store local XML files that tell them something about the base hardware and where to find locally-stored files. Device drivers already get their Device Stage information from just such an XML-like file. I see no reason why this couldn’t work for everything else” Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine fame asserts, in this regard.

Google Chrome’s launch is just around the corner. It is light and relies heavily on the cloud based applications .Security wise it’s a notch above Windows 7.For many ,the mythical virtualized windows 8 is just too far away in time. But a dilemma remains regarding Chrome’s power, usability etc. Most of the users would most probably wait for the well trusted software giant Microsoft to deliver the dream-a fully virtualized Operating system. Microsoft will have to do something radical to make this dream come true-alive and kicking. Till then, we have our fingers crossed.

Avid Online Gamer? This one’s for you!

Gone are the days when gaming referred to kids playing “Video Games”. Gaming at present is a multibillion dollar industry and has captivated the minds of many. Fully grown adults take pride in being a professional gamer today! Gaming is almost seen as a sport by many and there are regular tournaments that are played online. However, online gaming comes with its share of problems. One of the major problems which are faced by gamers is slow response time. Bigfoot Networks recently announced its Killer 2100 Network Card which promises to face this problem head-on!

In this highly sophisticated virtual world, online gaming has grown to become a high revenue generating business. Gamers usually look for a smooth, uninterrupted gaming experience. The Killer 2100 offers exactly same experience as expected by a gamer by optimizing your network connection and giving the highest priority to the task which you want to execute before the other tasks. It works by becoming aware of the games you have chosen and giving these packets of data the highest priority, skipping past the windows local network stack. Pretty neat, isn’t it? Well, it surely is! This helps in eliminating any lag that gamer might experience. Once installed, you can view how the network is being used and tune the bandwidth to change the way your applications access the internet.

The network card offers a “race-inspired outer casing” along with the easy to use network management tools. It comes with a 400 MHz network processor and 128 MB of DDR2 ram along with a single gigabyte network port. It is reasonably priced at $ 129 and is cheaper than most sophisticated upgrades!

Well, one might argue that there are better places to invest rather than purchasing a network card. A point well made! However, Bigfoot argues that online gaming is heavily dependent on the response time. The entire gaming experience is ruined if one has to wait that extra millisecond for the next move! Gaming is no longer in its amateur stage and there is some great work being done in this field. We have reached a stage where a good game is nothing but a run of the mill item as the gamer of today is spoilt for choice. Online gaming is taking the market by storm and Bigfoot’s timing of introducing this product is just right! They have attacked the fundamental problem of a user, who is not being able to plan and use his resources most efficiently!

All said and done, the advantages of network card will only appeal to a very niche audience. Apart from eliminating lag, there is nothing more that this card offers. Most people will find it more practical to invest in something which adds a greater functional value to the system, like upgrading RAM or adding a new graphics card! So, it is really up to the user to decide what will be most beneficial to him. The network card is ideal for a hardcore gamer that is looking for the ultimate gaming experience. The Killer 2100 Network Card does offer that and will surely take online gaming to the next level!

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