Tuesday, December 13, 2011

VW R models' new ESP system

Volkswagen has equipped its most potent Golf GTI and R models and its entire Scirocco range with a new ESP system that allows the driver to fully disable electronic aids.

VW has responded to criticism from media and customers that said the models were not adjustable or sporting enough, were too sensible compared with rivals and did not allow the driver full control of the vehicle

What about the Jetta GLI ?

Source : www.autocar.co.uk

Monday, December 05, 2011

On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance

Are PC makers finally getting the message that their customers don’t want crapware? A close look at three consumer PCs delivers a mixed answer.

See the accompanying image gallery:
12 ways hardware makers screw up a perfectly good Windows PC

Source : The Ed Bott Report

Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends

It hasn’t been a good year for Firefox. Mozilla has lost share to Google, it’s lost the loyalty of enterprise customers, and it’s lost key talent. And a deal with Google that supplied 84% of its revenue last year was scheduled to end in November. Can Firefox avoid a slide into irrelevance?

Source : Th Ed Boot Report

Friday, December 02, 2011

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Autobahn

The Jetta We've Been Waiting For

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The motoring press hasn't had the greatest of relationships with the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. When the sedan debuted, critics slammed the newest generation as a Walmart interpretation of a model many of us had grown up loving. The nicer-than-expected materials, playful handling and quiet cabin had all been scrapped in favor of a bargain basement price tag wrapped in styling as risky as sunblock in summer. The machine simply felt like the latest casualty of the Volkswagen campaign to become the world's largest automaker. To make matters worse, buyers didn't seem to care.

Despite a tide of vitriolic ink that's risen around the 2012 Jetta, the model has seen an explosion of sales that's left plenty of critics tapping their microphones and asking, "Is this thing on?" If anything, the exercise has proven that when it comes to moving vehicles in the now fiercely-competitive compact segment, price is still king no matter what the critics say. So, when Volkswagen promised to satiate the model's longtime fans with a new GLI, the rank smell of skepticism came wafting through newsrooms across the country.

But with a stylish exterior, sporty indoor appointments and an upgraded suspension, the 2012 Volkswagen GLI seemingly makes up for the base model's deficiencies, at least on paper

Read the complete article : www.autoblog.com

Microsoft to drop Desktop App from Windows 8 ARM tablets?

Microsoft may have done an about-face and decided against offering the Desktop App and thus non-Metro-style apps, on Windows 8 ARM tablets.

Source : All about Microsoft Blog RSS | ZDNet

Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC

This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support".

Project Goal : To provide complete solution for Android on Eee PC platforms first and then to provide solutions for common x86 platforms as well.

Source : www.android-x86.org

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)

Security Compliance Manager 2 (SCM 2) is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerator team that enables you to quickly configure and manage your desktops, traditional datacenter, and private cloud using Group Policy (GPO) and System Center Configuration Manager.

Links :

MDT 2012: New Features– GPO Packs

There are many new features of MDT 2012 but one that I particularly like is the ability to apply GPO Packs created using Security Configuration Manager (SCM) during the deployment process.

Source : The Deployment Guys

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Setting an aspnet.config File per Application Pool

The aspnet.config file is a little known config file which is supported by ASP.NET 2.0 and greater

Source : Scott Forsyth's Blog