Abstract This report is dedicated to demonstrating and critically reviewing new features and developments happening in Microsofts new Operation System, i.e. Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 Abstract This report is dedicated to demonstrating and critically reviewing new features and developments happening in Microsoft’s new Operation System, i.e. Windows 7. The research team searches through various web resources and constructs this web site. Hopefully this web site will serve you as a one-destination date resources regarding what’s newly happening in Windows 7. The report is structured into six parts as following. . Overview The kernel of Windows 7 is largely unchanged from that of Vista. Only minor upgrade has been made. In fact, lots of Changes in Windows 7 are surface User Interface (UI) changes, which directly impact users [7]. Microsoft develops Windows 7 based on the principle of guaranteeing the compatibility of applications and devices from Vista. In this way, clients will not encounter the tortuous incompatibilities when using Vista [7]. Microsoft promises to “maximize application compatibility between Windows Vista and Window 7. The majority of applications that already work on Windows Vista will continue to work with little or no issues. [19]” Microsoft refuses to give a timetable for Windows 7 development. However, Microsoft Professional Developers Conference indicates some phases as below [3]: . Pre-Beta (M3 or Milestone 3) release to developers (those that attended the PDC and / or Windows Hardware Engineering

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Rich Internet Applications

Multimedia Internet Development Year: 3 Rich Internet Applications To: James Williams From: Julian Moruzzi Table of Contents Page Section Description . Front Cover 2. Table of Contents 3. Table of Figures 4. .0 Introduction 5-8. 2.0 Concepts - RIA 9. 2.2 Current Stance in the technology 0. 2.3 Distributed RIA 1. 3.0 Design/ Implementation 3.1 Requirements 2. 4.0 Design 4.1 Colour Scheme 3. 4.2 Page Layout 4. 4.3 Template 4.4 Buttons 5,16 5.0 Implementation 5.1 Site Structure 7-19. 5.2 SWF Files 22. 6.0 Evaluation 23. 7.0 Test 24. 8.0 Bibliography 25-27. 9.0 Appendices Table of Figures Figure Page Description . 6. Adobe platform for RIAs 2. 8. where RIA lies 3. 1 Requirements Catalogue 4. 3. Design 5. 4. Website template 6. 6. Hierarchical chart of web pages 7. 7. Screen shots of SWF files 8. 20. xml for page buttons 9. 21. XML Class function- action script code .0 Introduction Originally the target of this report was to create a Rich Internet Application for an organisation which could be fictitious in nature. The application could be developed using one of the following ways: * Using Flash 8 & Action Script 2.0 programming to connect with some basic server side script, e.g. PHP. * Using Flash CS3 with Action script 3.0 to create a multimedia based application * Using Flex with

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AIBO : A TOOL OR A TOY

[ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE] [AIBO : A TOOL OR A TOY?] [Home Informatics / Assistive Home Care Technology] Ravi Kanth Alamuri [10/12/2007] Abstract Home informatics has gained tremendous momentum in the past few years. It has grown from an obscure field of academic research to being a mainstream ideology used in manufacturing many different products today. Home information appliances like a smart vacuum cleaner or a web enabled internet fridge are abounding in the market today. Internet access has boomed over the last couple of years with around 74% of all households with children having access to the internet (Livingstone and Bober 2004) . Ideas like AIBO and more lately Pleo which have been marketed as intelligent toys for smart homes of the future have recently taken off and are becoming increasingly popular. However all smart objects are inherently capable of doing more than what they are designed to do. In this paper I try to examine many of these smart toys and try to examine possible scenarios where they can be used in medical and assistive home technology by either adapting their software or by addition of extra hardware functionality. I then further proceed to compare these toys against each other in terms of their usage and features. At the very end I discuss the commercial feasibility and viability of these so called lifestyle products. The paper aims

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Why is something needed? - We're about to reach the end of what might be known as the golden age of personal computer software.

Why is something needed? Benji Stares, 2001 BjS. We're about to reach the end of what might be known as the golden age of personal computer software. Like the automobiles of the 1950's, the software of the 1990's delighted and amused us despite its many flaws and shortcomings. In the 1950's what was good for the car industry was good for the US? an argument that in ways has applied to the software and "dot com" industries in the 1990's. As with car quality in the 1950's, it is widely argued that it is a disservice to stockholders to make software more reliable than the market has demanded. Instead of solid engineering values, fancy features and horsepower are the two factors used to sell computing systems. While this euphoric era of desktop computing will be remembered fondly by many, its days are numbered. The current era of desktop computing will pass soon, just as it did for automobiles when the combination of oil shortages and Japanese manufacturing prowess threw Detroit from the leading force in the economy into part of the rust belt. It will only be possible to pin down the triggering factors for demise of the current "golden era" of computer software in retrospect. But, it seems likely that the shift to a new era will involve factors such as the globalization of the software business, the adoption of desktop computers as an essential business tool rather than an

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This report is to describe the process I went through to create a 3D model of a chosen object and to animate it using 3D Studio Max software.

Contents 2. Introduction and Original Ideas. 4. Chosen idea. 5. First steps of creation. 7. Adding more objects 9. More detail through materials. 1. Lights, camera, animation. 2. Problems during creation. 3. Answers to questions. 5. References. Introduction This report is to describe the process I went through to create a 3D model of a chosen object and to animate it using 3D Studio Max software. During this report I will cover the following aspects: * The first ideas of which I came up with, and how I originally intended to create them using 3D Studio Max. * My chosen idea and how I began to set out my plan to create the object. * The steps I progressed through during creation. This will be the most detailed and significant part of the report. * Problems I had during creation and how those problems were tackled, also a few things I believe could be done better in the future. * Answers to questions provided by tutor as part of my assessment. Original Ideas To start with three ideas were very basically sketched and ideas of how they would be created were thought of. The three electrical objects which were short-listed were: Mobile phone: To create this it would take a simple couple of boxes representing different components of the phone (main unit, battery, sim card), the animation would show all these come together. Laptop computer: The Laptop would be

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I have been asked to design, implement, maintain and evaluate a website for the I.T, Computing and Office services department in Filton college. The website will be based on the course VCE ICT and is to be established on the Filton college Intranet.

I have been asked to design, implement, maintain and evaluate a website for the I.T, Computing and Office services department in Filton college. The website will be based on the course VCE ICT and is to be established on the Filton college Intranet. The 'look' of the website must tie in with the Filton college corporate identity and hold the corporate logo. Purpose of the Website Filton college need a website for the students to gain an understanding of what the course is like. The students will get access to the course details through the college Intranet and can discover if it's suited to their interests. The website will go into much more detail about the course such as notes, assignments etc. The audience of the website will be students of Filton college. The websites will be aimed at these people and no one else. The interest in the website will either come from reading the Filton college Prospectus, word of mouth or general curiosity. I can't repeat the information the students got from the prospectus as that would just bore them and make them lose interest. A meeting with the Course Leader (James McNab) was held and we asked him a few questions. James McNab- . I would like to have Past Grades displayed on the website in an understandable and clear form. 2. I would like to have much of the same design as the current Fulton college website as it is a very good

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"Automatic model transformations using extended UML object diagrams in modeling environments".

SC207 Software Engineering - Term Paper 2003 Automatic Model Transformations Using Extended UML Object Diagrams in Modeling Environments Chathapuram V Satish Year 2 Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological University [email protected] TOPIC DETAILS "Automatic model transformations using extended UML object diagrams in modeling environments". Author: Dragan Milicev Source: Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions, Volume: 28, Issue: 4, Apr 2002, Page(s): 413-431 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dragan Milicev received the diploma degree in 1993, Msc degree in 1995, and PhD degree in 2001 all in computer science at the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. His research interests include object oriented software engineering, metamodeling and information systems. His personal webpage can be found at http://www.rcub.bg.ac.yu/~dmilicev. INTRODUCTION Modeling is a critical part of all the activities that are involved in the deployment of an engineering system. Modeling tools that provide an interface to implement, apply, check and visualize the modeling process are available and make the entire process less cumbersome and tedious. One of the most important features of the modeling tools is the automatic generation of an output and this is the main focus of discussion in the above stated paper. The output can be documentation, source code, net

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3ISE517 Internet Application Programming - CGI

Coursework for: Internet Application Programming 3ISE517 MalN 2007xxx CONTENTS PageNo Introduction 3 Basic HTTP Requests 5 Using the Common Gateway Interface Basic Overview of the use of CGI 6 Explanation of how CGI is used 7 References 9 Appendix A: Program listing of HTML Form 12 Program listing of CGI Script 14 Appendix B: Screenshots of validation performed by CGI Script 16 Appendix C: Additional Features 18 Introduction Every time we request a web page on our browser, the browser would have created a connection with a web server, sent a request and received the required page before displaying it on our screens. A basic representation of such a request in shown in the diagram below: [Reference: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-server1.htm, 23/11/08] Generally pages requested by web browsers are static web pages which would be held in the web server's local repository. All the web server has to do is, locate the requested web page and return it to the browser. What one means by a static web page is that its content does not change until its owner modifies it. But some applications or scenarios require information not from pages that have been pre-written but from pages that are generated based on user input. For example, when searching for an article on the web, the results are generated based on the search words entered by the user.

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software program specification and code for a DVD store

Software program for a DVD store Specification Outputs welcome_screen Welcome to DVDSTOVIEW = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = a blank line display_options We offer the following services: D. DVD List. O. Order calculation. E. \t Exit. \n a blank line genre_types Genre types available: . Sci-fi. 2. Crime. 3. Horror. 4. Romance. 2 blank lines Order_calc Order calculation. 2 blank lines Please enter cost of DVD DVDcost Please enter number of copies number Small orders may be dispatched to by special delivery to arrive within 2 hours. Total cost including VAT is: totalcost+VAT DVD_list Please enter your type: . Terminator1 = = = = = = = = a blank line Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn. Director: James Cameron Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Format: Widescreen Language: English. Subtitles: None. 2 blank lines 2. Star wars: Episode 3(Revenge of the sith. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = a blank line Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen. Director: George Lucas. Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Format: Widescreen Language: English. 2 blank lines (INCLUDING THE REST OF THE FILMS) choose_option Please enter your choice: You have entered an invalid option. Thank you for using DVDSTOVIEW. INPUTS order_calc number DVDcost DVD_list choice Choose_option option PROCESSING Oder_calc

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Test Thrice, Launch Once: Arian 5 disaster.

Test Thrice, Launch Once: Arian 5 disaster The Failure On June 4, 1996 an unmanned satellite-deploying rocket Ariane 5 was launched in Kourou at 1233 GMT. After about 40 seconds into the flight, the self-destruct of the space rocket was triggered. This was done in accordance with safety regulations due to the rupture of the links between the boosters and the main core stage of the rocket, caused by a dramatic change in direction that had taken place roughly 3 seconds earlier. The rocket was carrying four satellites that were going to be sent into orbit to monitor the sun. Ariane 5 was the result of a £5 billion launcher development by the ESA (European Space Agency), and the explosion itself destroyed the rocket and its payload, at a total cost of £500 million. The Cause of the Failure The origin of the failure was narrowed down to the Flight Control System, and more particularly, to the Inertial Reference System (SRI). To investigate the cause of the failure the European Space Agency (ESA) appointed an independent board. The following chain of events was established: * First 36 seconds of the flight were normal. * At H0+36.7 active SRI declared an operand error. The reason was a software exception, caused by the data conversion from a 64-bit floating-point number to 16-bit signed integer. That conversion can only be applied to a number less than 216, but was

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