Free and Microsoft????

100521452_b9e3db08b8It’s not often that we associate the word ‘FREE’ with Microsoft software/services as they seldom release their products for their users which don’t cost a dime!!!…Before u jump to any conclusion then let me make it clear that Microsoft isn’t giving away their RTM operating systems for free. Windows won’t ever compete with Linux on price but they do have a lot of applications to offer which cost NOTHING!!!! Hard to believe it right?? The freebies have been around for some time now but it’s just that we are not aware of it. Here are a few which are worth trying out.

BHUVAN – India’s Google Earth :)

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On the eve of India’s 62nd INDEPENDENCE DAY, ISRO has dedicated to the people of the nation a new tool called ‘BHUVAN’ which means earth in Sanskrit. So what exactly is Bhuvan?? Bhuvan is India’s very own 3D mapping tool and it is one product truly made in India. It uses maps taken from Indian satellite and focuses on Indian sub-continent barring all sensitive locations such as military and nuclear installations.

No Windows 7 upgrade for XP users !!!!!

I was a bit shocked upon seeing this news that Microsoft won’t provide an upgrade to Windows 7 for XP users. This has come as a shock to me and many others who were thinking that they could start using Windows 7 when it releases although the beta version is out. I have been using Windows XP since it came into the market 8 years back and I was pretty much happy with the OS.

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