Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google - Colorful - Awesome

When we want to search for something everybody just Google, right? In fact "Google" has even become a verb now, arguably. =)

Well, the guys at Google - Chrome experiments have come across a cool new feature (as they always do) to display the Google search volumes. It looks really awesome. They have used different colors for each language and some bar-like MIND-BLOWING representation to show the Google search queries of a single day with respect to the location. And you've got to check this out. To see this you need a WebGL enabled browser (It worked well on chrome because WebGL is enabled in it, after all it was a result of a chrome experiment ;). Firefox couldn't load this page). You can check out this awesome search globe here.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Did you boot into Ubuntu again?

Ooops, did you boot into Ubuntu again just because it's on top of the list? I know many of you who use multiple operating systems on a single computer face this problem. There are many ways to get over this problem. I use a simple method. The method is to let the the operating system of my previous login to be the default selection of my next login. It's a simple and effective method.

Here's how you can do it.

First Step: Boot into Ubuntu
Here you have to first boot into Ubuntu and then to open a new terminal.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Making your own Operating System - The Next Step

Now you've successfully set up the virtual machine to boot from JOSH OS (If you haven't done it yet, read this post on how to do it), I'm going to tell you how to add a new functionality to display the hardware details of your computer.

There are three main methods to get the hardware information from the BIOS Data Area.