Tag: Windows

Windows service packs 1996-2009

From the other side of the world comes a report that Windows Vista Service Pack 2 will bereleased to manufacturing in April 2009, roughly a year 14 months after SP1. The Malaysian website TechARP has a pretty good track record with this sort of prediction, and my sources tell me that schedule sounds about right.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S.A., some people are inferring more Vista doom and gloom from this schedule. My buddy Dwight Silverman at the Houston Chronicle says “SP2 is being rushed out the door” to keep up Vista’s momentum. Eweek’s Channel Insider calls SP2 a “last-ditch attempt to drum up sales for [the] beleaguered [Vista] operating system.” The Register says “Microsoftseems to be in a hurry with this release.”

 

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Tallest Skyscrapers

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The top 40 floors – grow ever smaller towards the top – these will be occupied by the tower’s service centres.

The final number of floors was estimated during contruction to be 195 but it ended up with 162. In case you were wondering “Burj” is Arabic for “Tower”.

The building was designed by Skimore, Owings, & Merrill it was estimated to cost cost a massive $800,000,000.00, but the developer of the newly opened tower said it cost about 1.5 billion dollars to build the tapering metal-and-glass spire billed as a “vertical city” of luxury apartments and offices.

It boasts four swimming pools, a private library and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani.and replaces a plan to reuse the design for Grollo Tower, which was proposed in Melbourne a few years earlier.

The site of the tower was on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it.