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28
May
09

Out Now, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

I have just turned on my Toshiba notebook at home and it popped up saying a new Windows update is available (I don’t have it on auto as I like to see what the updates are). Anyway, the update is 343.9MB , wow big, and it says it is Windows Vista SP2, yes service pack 2.

I haven’t heard any rumours about another service pack coming up for Vista. I wonder if it will improve performance, probably not because they would want Windows 7 to look the best when it comes out soon.

Well it’s downloading now, 12% complete, so I will see what has changed and if it has made any difference for me.

Anyone out there knew there was a Vista SP2 coming out now?windows vista sp2 service pack 2 install goldcoaster

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21
Aug
07

CDs have their 25th birthday

 

25 years ago, on August 17, 1982, Royal Philips Electronics manufactured the world’s first Compact Disc at a Philips factory in Langenhagen, just outside of Hanover, Germany.

I remember when CDs first came out in Australia that a few of my friends were really against it – poor quality music – too harsh – not tonal like records, they said. Well I thought they sounded great and miles better than records (vinyls for some).

Time ticked on and they quickly abandoned their records in favour of CDs, just like the rest of us. For many, the CD is at the end of it’s life as downloading is the way to go but not for me. I would rather owning the physical item of a CD in better quality, I can always rip it to mp3 later for my iPod. And I am sure that without the CD there would be no DVD (or BluRay or HDdvd)

Anyway, it seems that the CD has recently turned the big 25 years old. Philips has a press release with some old photos and the history of it all – interesting reading.

philips cd presentation

Philips and Sony set up a joint taskforce for CD 1979

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Thanks to Benedict , Homemom , Swollen Pickles , DesignOg , Mary , Donalyza for all the comments on previous posts.




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