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Tech this week (Sep 1- Sep 5 ,2008)

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This is a weekly summary on what caught my attention in technology this week. That said, it may not be events that happened this week. Lets hope I continue this thread going on for some more time 🙂

Mozilla Ubiquity:  Mozilla announced an alpha release of Ubiquity, a firefox plugin that adds a command-line language to the browser. I am a big fan of the keyword search   feature in FireFox and this tool looks to add more to this. A cursory look at the Ubiquity tutorial shows the power of this new tool plugin  The user can do most options that he would be interested upon from this tool.  Apart from vast options, what I like most is support for Natural Language commands like ‘email this to sujai‘ etc. Where the tool understands what is meant by this and acts accordingly.  I’m yet to test my hands on this tool (some commands may not work with linux 😦 ) Hope the support is enabled soon.

Lenny’s sucessor named:  Though I dont use Debian , I am fan of the code names they use for each release. After Sarge Etch and Lenny, the code name for the next release was announced as Squeeze this week. For the uninitiated, these are character of the Pixar’s ToyStory

Yeah.. the Chrome: Google Chrome is everywhere and I am waiting for the Linux version to try it out . Some of the pros seem to be wider screen area and less memory consumption (than Firefox) .A major bummer is that it  does not support FireFox addons . I dont know if  my default browser would become Chrome anytime soon. Considering my addiction to several FireFox add ons.

Other news :On the embedded devices  front, there was  news on Intel’s acquisition on OpenHand.The company that maintains the MatchBox windowmanager. You can find an insightful analysis on this here

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Written by sujai

September 5, 2008 at 7:58 pm

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  1. Nice idea, hope you continue this tech-digest forever 🙂

    Regarding Chrome, I tried it on WinXP. The speed is impressive. But as someone put it, its an evolutionary product, rather than revolutionary. And as for the memory consumption, try Chrome with 15 tabs. Firefox with 15 tabs is almost guaranteed to use lesser memory (because of the processes-vs-threads thing).

    And you’re right, what’s a browser without plugins 😀

    Rajorshi

    September 6, 2008 at 6:31 pm

  2. Me too liked the TechWeek digest.

    Talking abt Keyword search & Ubiquity, chk this: http://s-anand.net/Keyword_searches_as_a_Web_command_line.html

    Ranjhith

    September 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm

  3. good idea…(i don’t want to play spoilsport by saying otherwise ;))

    but please don’t change this into a geeky blog…somehow, i seem to be having a growing aversion over the too many me-too geeky stuff nowadays…maybe,it’s an indication to become manager 😉

    a fan

    September 8, 2008 at 10:29 am

  4. […] 14, 2008 I was very happy for all the response I for this thread.So ,here is the next edition of this digest Let me know your thoughts […]


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