Chrome OS, Availability, Pricing, Reviews – Will It Be In India Anytime Soon?

I’m sure many of you are eagerly awaiting Chrome OS from a very long time. It was Acer which heralded the news of Chrome OS being launched soon. Well, Digitimes says that it will be released this month before the holidays. The information was leaked out by ‘component players’ the middle men, who are busy working on iPhone 5, and still can find time to make such comments.

News is out that the Google will be launching a self-branded device and has its mobile OS slightly better suited for bigger screens. But all this is yet to be seen! Although Chrome OS cannot be obtained as a download to install, it can only be shipped on other hardwares from Google’s partners. Due to the fact that the sole application on the device will be a browser through a media player, Google Chrome OS targets those who are at their PC most of the time.

Google Chrome is initially meant for secondary devices like netbooks, rather than for user’s PCs and will run on hardware using an x86 or ARM-based processor. It utilizes one-sixtieth of the drive as Windows 7. Considering the fact that Chrome is an open source project, it is sure interesting to view the Google Code page often, to be aware of the changes that take place.

In can be technical most often, but they do come up with a few interesting features/designs as well. Its main aim is to give us a light weight Linux distribution for a great web browsing feel.

Some of the software features are:-  GNOME 2.30 desktop environment, Google Chrome 8.2.552 web browser, Flash Player 10.1 plugin, Google Picasa 2.7 photo manager, Wine Windows emulator 1.2, Open 3.2 office suite, GIMP 2.6 image editor, Pidgin 2.6 instant messenger

Chrome OS requires a processor –[Intel Pentium, Xeon or newer, AMD Duron, Athlon, Sempron, Opteron or newer], RAM – min.256 MB; Hard disk-min 1GB; and Graphics card which supports most of the latest graphic cards!

RivaTuner NVIDIA 8500 Magyar VSync Download And Tuning

Tune NVIDIA features with the New RivaTuner 2.04

RivaTuner 2.04 is a powerful tool that helps you tweak the NVIDIA/ATI display adapters that are running on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. This is the ultimate boon for hardcore gamers as its superb tweaking environment lets you access all of the registry entries and then tweak (tune) these entries so that you can unleash the hidden and unutilized features of the graphics card. In most cases, such tweaks can help to improve the image quality substantially and resolve most of the typical compatibility issues.

RivaTuner supports all of the NVIDIA based display adapters – right from the Riva TNT generation to the most recent GeForce 7 editions. Furthermore, RivaTuner enables you to tune in to any ATIRadeon 800 based display adapter as well as the later editions of the ATI family. Besides the specific case of tuning at the driver-level, all of the other features in RivaTuner are supported by the ATI hardware.

The previously released ATI Radeon 9*00/8*0 editions had low levels of GPU overclocking – however, now the RivaTuner has been launched to serve as a maintenance release for ATI Radeon 9*00/8*0 owners. Moreover, this latest version also includes the new D3DOverider to the triple buffering/Sync fans something to cheer about.

The changes that were incorporated in this edition are:

There are several minor bug fixes that include first of all the fixing of the overclocking algorithms for the ATI R3**/R4** GPUs that were faulty in the previous edition due to the MMIO protection. Among the other bug fixes, the major are the gamma correction anti-aliasing fix for the G7* GPUs, and the installer script bug that prevented automatic updates from installing (particularly if there were spaces in the file name of the update folder. Besides these, this edition of RivaTuner has several interface and localization bug fixes and as a last example, the bug that freezed the application when I/O was not loaded has been taken care of.

Moreover, there are several new features in version 2.04 that include an improved RivaTunerStatisticsServer bundled utility, a reorganized pseudo-3D applications list, several VSync forcing options that are new and updated, and a better hardware monitoring system. Also, the history panel has been improved and the installer too has been notched up a bit. For instance, it now includes PunkBuster-related options in the list.

Lastly, there are several other user interface and other changes in the latest edition and it certainly will give you gamers something new to talk about.

Download latest version of RivaTuner from here.