Wednesday, January 10, 2007

iPhone from Apple: it comes true!

It's really exiting that Apple annouced the new cell phone socalled "iPhone" in this MacWorld.

iPhone screenshot

iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Intype: Textmate like Editor on Windows

Textmate is the best edit tool on the planet, not only in Mac world, while now, there is a new cool edit tool on Windows released alpha version: Intype.

Screenshot of Intype

There are two preview videos on the offcial site:

Even Intype team announced that:

No, Intype is not a TextMate clone or port. We really like TextMate and it inspired us a lot. And altough Intype is using the same terminology as TextMate, it is completely different editor. We hope Intype will provide Windows users with the same (or even better) comfort and work flow as does TextMate for Mac users.

I still prefer to call it "Textmate like" because it's really so cool! :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Get Office System 2007 Trials

From aralves:

Do you want to find out how great Office 2007 is? Now you can just download the trial version of Office Enterprise 2007 from here. Be aware that once you are using Office 2007 for a while you don't want to go back to Office 2003. This was the case for me.

Update: I found some more office trials for you to enjoy.

Office Groove 2007 Trial Version

Office Home and Student 2007 Trial Version

Office OneNote 2007 Trial Version

Office Professional 2007 Trial Version

Office Project Standard 2007 Trial Version

Office Publisher 2007 Trial Version

Office Small Business 2007 Trial Version

Office Standard 2007 Trial Version

Office Visio Professional 2007 Trial Version

Office Visio Standard 2007 Trial Version

Enjoy it!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 ships

Source from TSS:

More than a year after the release of Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft has finished VS 2005 SP 1. The service pack addresses issues Microsoft discovered through both internal testing and customer feedback.
In all, there are more than 70 enhancements, ranging from support for mobile devices and the SQL Sever Compact Edition to integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007. In addition, the service pack includes the Web Application Project, which is a previously released tool for migrating Web apps from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0.
Three service packs are available now:

Finally, there is a Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista Beta. This service pack, aimed at developers using VS 2005 in conjunction with Vista, will officially ship after the new operating system ships in early 2007.
More information about all the releases is available at the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 development center.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Development life on Vista (2): Common installing tips

There are some common tips I can give you for your various software's installing:

  • If the setup file is .exe file, I strongly recommend you use "run as administrator" on the context menu to execute it.
  • If the setup file is .msi file, I strongly recommend you make a bat file contains the command line msiexec /i "[setup file path]", then run the bat file with "run as administrator" on the context menu.
  • Maybe when you install some add-ons for Visual Studio 2005 you'll meet an error message "Visual studio 2005 has stopped working...", never mind it please click Cancel button directly on the messagebox, then it will show a new messagebox ask you would debug or close the program, you MUST click the Debug button then the installing succeed, if you click the Close button the installing will failed, it's very special but true.

These tips can't fix all but most possible problems, any way, I still recommend you should better check the install log furthermore.

Hope this post helps.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Development life on Vista (1): What Should you Do When Install Vistual Studio

As we all known, Microsoft announced that will not support Vistual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 as development environments on Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2005 is supported, but will have "compatibility issues" until Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 with Vista Support Update ships.

Now I'll discuss some issues with you about installing Visual Studio series products. I think there is no body still using Visual Studio .NET 2002 as development environment now, even not so, we can treat Visual Studio .NET 2002 as Visual Studio .net 2003 on Vista.

You should run Visual Studio IDE with "run as administrator" every time, the best way is:

  • On the devenv.exe's Properties menu, go to Compatibility tab, checked the box "Run this program as an administrator" under the Privilege Level group.

Hope this post helps.