Windows 7

Just installed Windows 7 the Beta and I must say its the best windows ave used to date. . .
It requires a minimum of 512 mb so had to upgrade my ram. . . . .
Video playback is also not optimum if you dont have a graphics card(like me. . )
All in all I cannot complain about the GUI and speed of processing. . .it even boots faster than xp! browsing is also a lot faster . . I think this is due to the fact that unnecessary services are shut down when they are not in use and so they do not hog system resources and bandwidth. . . .very impressive indeed. . . . .Lemme explore some more. . ..

Operator Quality of Service

Of late I have realized that the quality of service offered by Telco Operators rarely ever improves but continues on a downward spiral. . . .
Case in point is the internet service offered by the GSM operators. .
Seeing as voice takes precedence over data. . . .Shouldnt they create a dedicated channel for the data rather than insisting on straining their resources to the core. . .I understand Its a business answerable to its share holders but The consumers are getting a raw deal. . . .
Choice isnt always the only olution to a poor quality service. . . . . .Having several bad choices and needing to choose which one is not as horrible is not what we shud be looking at if we are to forge into the information age. . .
this is the CCK’s Job Whether they like it or not. . ..
We have brilliant minds in the country most of whom trained themselves out of love for technology and are now experts in various fields. . . .
I am told that A certain MP back in 1976 tried to pass a motion to include binary mathematics into the elementary mathematics syllabus . . . He was roundly silenced for producing a silly argument / idea that was not very acceptable to the other MP’s. . . .The bill was thrown out. .. .
Not that I am attacking the Older generation but their are the brakes to innovation in this part of the world. . . .. Billionaires are being made at the age of 25 nowadays not 75 as was the case years back. . . . . .It will be interesting to see how what the renewed interest in the Information arena will yeild. . .

Antivirus Software

For a long time I had been a staunch advocate for Kaspersky’s Flag ship product , Kaspersky internet security as the most effective antimalware solution on the planet. . . . .This was shattered a week ago by a virus/ a combination of viruses that had been doing the rounds around campus.
On the fateful day I had disabled the resident shield for a few minutes because of kaspersky’s tendency to hog resources. . .. A flash drive inserted into my machine introduced the cyber version of the plague on my machine. . . . .it proceeded to disable the task manager, all of kaspersky,s services and embedded itself to all the applications on my system.

I have now come to learn that it is a combination of viruses one being called win32/sality and another being a worm called heur or something of the sort.
All the antivirus products I tried to install were not going past the installation as it blocked the starting of a particular core service.
The only product that could hold its own was AVG and I used it for a while . . .
After researching online some more I landed on Nod32 as the most effective heuristic analyzer thus more capable to remove even unknown viruses.
Heuristic analysis(as I understand it ) is the ability of an Antivirus to evaluate the
This is what am using now and results are more than acceptable.
It has minimal system footprint, simple and sounds geekish. . . .
I mistrust AVG seeing as they are offering it for free. . . . there must be a catch. . .
All in all I believe that Heuristic analysis engine is the most important component of an antivirus engine since there cant be any database that can remove a zero day virus/attack. . . .