Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Voice Recognition Engine

Heard of that technology before? yes, of course you did. This technology implemented in Vista as a voice recognition and some people said the accuracy is very high (of course if users speak proper english). For instance this blogger that said he use the voice recognition engine in Vista to write his blog. Check this out (Posted by Hunt3rke, 2:35 PM ):

Microsoft claims that they providing world class accuracy of voice recognition. Also Microsoft seems try to replace the use of keyboard and mouse with just talk to the computer and user can perform other task with their hands for instance evaluate other works. But this technology will seems quite weird because some of users that do not update their computer or their knowledge of technology will feel funny when see someone speaks to the computer. The main disadvantage of this technology is user will not able to use it outdoor in the noise place because the voice recognition engine will not able to recognise the sound properly.

In Microsoft website there is a manual to use the speech recognition and some command that reconize by computer. For example, when user want to try to write document in wordpad. At first user have to say "Start Listening", with this command computer will start to listen to the user after that user have to input the programm name then user say "wordpad". Computer will listen to the command and execute the programm. When user say "This is a test of speech recognition period", wordpad will produce the sentence that spoken by user and for the punctuation user also have to mention it.

To correct a mistake that made by computer, user have to say "correct" and the word that misrecognize by the computer but if user realy want to write "correct", user have to input the word once again. For example, when user say "This" and the computer recognize it as "Disc", the user have to say "correct this" to change it to the right one.

The only thing that do not mention in this manual is how if the user want to stop writing. Because when user say "file" and "save", computer will save the file but how about when user really want to say the word "file"? so that still a question mark about this program.

This all the post for today.. Thanks for attention..


Before you close this Window I wanna share some joke that I found in Internet with you all:

Windows Vista The Humor Unleashed

Source Sizlopedia

Though Microsoft’s new Operating System Windows Vista is gaining a lot of popularity these days but this fact can not be neglected that it has been a subject of big criticism at the time of its release.

Windows Vitsa : The Humor Unleashed

Due to its huge requirements and not-up-to-the-mark performance and stability users and people have created a lot of acronyms for the word “Vista” most of which are dead funny and really humorous.

Funny acronyms of “Vista”

Here go some of the funny acronyms that I found randomly on the Internet:

Very Inconsistent Software - Try Again

Virus Instability Spyware Trojans Adware

Virus Intrusions Spybots Trojans Adware

Very Irritating System - Try Another

Vista Is Stupid To Attempt

Volatility Isn’t Something To Admire

Virtually Impossible Source To Avoid

Vastly Inferior Software To Apple’s

Vista Is Shittier Than Anything

Vastly Improved Solitaire Tiling Algorithms
Posted by Hunt3rke, Friday, May 25, 2007 1:45 PM

Sunday, May 27, 2007

New Visual Style

Vista applying new visual style is the main attraction for the OS. This visual style is something new and suprising for fanatic Windows user because older versin of Windows do not have such feature. In other hand, users that have tried or used other OS than Windows will say that Windows copy the feature from other OS. But that is not what I want to talk about today. I want to concern on this 'new' feature of Windows Vista..

This new feature is known as WIndows Aero. Aero itself stand for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open. With this feature user allowed to costumize their Windows, user can set the transparencies, live thumbnails, window animations, and other visual effects. This Aero feature available for all versio of Windows Vista except Vista Home Basic edition. Beside costumizing the Windows Style, Aero also allowed user to view the progress of other window before user decide to switch to particular window which known as Windows Flip 3D. For example, user copying 2GB file from DVD-ROM to D:, while waiting for the file to finish copy user posting a blog for his assignment. Instead of switching the window by clicking on the task bar, user can press 'WIN + TAB' key to see the progress of copying file and is still have not finish yet, user can go back to the window of the blog and continue posting his assignment. Do have a look at belows picture, it's Windows Flip 3D:

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Beside Windows Flip 3D, there are other feature that perform similar task to Windows Flip. Firstly Windows Flip which do not provide 3D for flipping from one window to another. Actually this feature is used in older Version of Windows but in older windows user only can see the icon of the windows but in Vista user can see the contain or the progress of the window as well. The pictures below will show Window Flip with Window Vista:

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And the last one for today's topic will be Live Thumbnail. Live Thumbnail can be access by pressing 'ALT+T' key. Live Thumbnail will show small thumbnail above the task bar that show the contain or the progress of the page as shown below:

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That's all today's post because my eye can not take any longer time to see at the computer's monitor. Will continue next time with other latest feature of Windows Vista..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Windows Vista Intro

Hi.. This is the second blog of mine for dicussing about Windows Vista. As mention in first post that this blog will talk about the new technology that implemented by Windows Vista. Before we go thourgh the technology as the consideration to change old OS to Vista, of course users have to know their computer specification that can support Windows Vista. The computer must have minimum specification as mention belowed, so the computer can run Windows Vista smoothly..

Windows Vista Requirement
Vista CapableVista Premium Ready
Processor800 Mhz1 Ghz
Memory512 MB RAM1 GB RAM
Graphic CardDirectX 9 CapableDirectX 9 capable GPU with Hardware Pixel Shader v2.0 and WDDM 1.0 driver support
Graphics MemoryN/A128 MB RAM supports up to 2,756,000 total pixels (e.g. 1920 × 1200) or 512 MB+ for greater resolutions such as 2560x1600[40]
HDD Capacitiy20 GB40 GB
HDD Free Capacity15 GB15 GB

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Tired with all the words? Watch this commercial video for Windows Vista

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Ok that's all from me today.. Next post I'll post something new here. So stay updated..

Monday, May 21, 2007

First Post

Hi everybody.. This blog actually will talk about latest OS from Microsoft, Windows Vista. Next post I will mainly concern on new technology that being use in Windows Vista or technology that been improved from previous Windows. As we all know, Microsoft spent 5 years and million dollars to develop this OS.There must be something special of this OS right? May be this blog can help you to consider change your old OS to Windows Vista. We will talk more detail in next post..