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Google Street View Guys

GoogleThe Google Street View guys going on a road trip to photograph the entire country.

Moral of the story? Choose your buddy wisely. LOL. Have a nice day. Cheers~


Google Chrome OS

Introducing The Google Chrome OS

7/07/2009 09:37:00 PM

It’s been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips and we are working with multiple OEMs to bring a number of netbooks to market next year. The software architecture is simple — Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them. They want their data to be accessible to them wherever they are and not have to worry about losing their computer or forgetting to back up files. Even more importantly, they don’t want to spend hours configuring their computers to work with every new piece of hardware, or have to worry about constant software updates. And any time our users have a better computing experience, Google benefits as well by having happier users who are more likely to spend time on the Internet.

We have a lot of work to do, and we’re definitely going to need a lot of help from the open source community to accomplish this vision. We’re excited for what’s to come and we hope you are too. Stay tuned for more updates in the fall and have a great summer.

Via Google Blog

This is definitely interesting. ^^,  Lets see what changes can the Google Chrome OS brings about. Would definitely love to see some new concept.

On a side note, for those of you who haven’t already try out the Google Chrome browser, I think you should give it a spin. It has a really simple interface which is one of the main reason why I love it. And it is one of the most secure browser as of today. ^^, You can read about it here : Chrome is the last browser standing at Pwn2Own hacking competition.

Drinking From a Bucket and Walking The World

Yup I drank from a bucket! Its a very very odd experience but then it was fun. Something you don’t often won’t do.

Anyway this post was supposed to be posted last week but because of my hectic schedule it has been one week old.

Last week, ah muiz came to visit me in Langkawi with her friends. We went to a few place to hang out, namely the Langkawi Cable Car (my second visit) and Pulau Payar among others.

Here’s some picture:

On the way up to Gunung Machinchang via the Cable Car


Up, up and away!


The suspension-bridge-or-whatever-it-is-called clearly in view!P1060330

Finally! The view here is amazing! The last time I came it was foggy so visibility was about an arms length, so all I see is my arm.


It is still cloudy this time around but then the view is clear and superb!!P1060335

Pulau Payar!! The first Marine Park in Malaysia!


This is taken before after we go swimming.


The lack of photography is because there is another photographer with tonnes of picture but then I still did not manage to get my hands on those pictures! Darn!

Anyway, here’s the bucket part.

The night before we go Pulau Payar we went to Pantai Tengah to eat dinner. It was a great dinner! We went to a Chinese Restaurant, so I am particularly happy!

After that we decided to go find a place to hang out and enjoy a drink. Stroll along Pantai Cenang and found this bar called Babylon! Did not manage to take a picture of that place as it is at the beach and its pitch dark!!

Then there is this guy who came to took our order, he recommended us The Bucket. Yes, The Bucket! At first I thought it was a bucket of beer, but it is not. This is where all our jaw dropped. We were like @.@??

Ordered one and this is what it looks like:


No, its not a bucket full of ice and loads of water! Its a bucket full of ice and loads of vodka! ^^, This is my first time experience drinking like this and also my first time drinking in Langkawi. 4 of us shared this. Pretty nice!


And about walking the world, I have just discovered this cool feature in Google Maps called Google Street View. You wanna know what it is just go to google and type in Street View in the search parameter.

This is cool because unlike Google Map which display a top-down presentation of the Earth, Street View takes you the streets itself! You can pan, zoom and move about just like you are there yourself looking around! You should try it!

Let me show you how it looked like:

I don’t know any cool place at Melbourne, so I just picked a place randomly.


There am I in Melbourne….Untitled 

…looking around!Untitled1

Now go explore!



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