Zune HD Finally Sees Light of Day

"After denying them for months, Microsoft finally put rumours about Zune to rest by announcing the official launch of their new Zune Portable Media Player."

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Zune HD Finally Sees Light of Day
 
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it has a Zune HD readyAfter denying them for months, Microsoft finally put rumours about Zune to rest by announcing the official launch of their new Zune Portable Media Player (PMP). According to the tech giant, the new device brings “a new level of listening and viewing experiences” to the PMP category.
 
As expected, the player has been dubbed Zune HD. It features a 480 x 272, 3.3in OLED screen with 16:9 aspect ratio and multi-touch capabilities. The integrated HD Radio receiver on the player makes it superior to traditional portable radio devices in terms of sound quality.
 
An integrated HDMI port on the device allows it to be connected directly to an HD-ready television, though the results are not expected to be great. The PMP is Wi-Fi compatible, allowing you to connect to the internet for browsing. The Zune HD reportedly also has a “fully featured web browser”, though Microsoft has not released specifics on the same.
 
With tap-to-zoom functionality and a virtual Qwerty keyboard on the multi-touch screen, Microsoft is hoping to directly take on the iconic iPhone with the new device. Just like the Apple phone, the inbuilt accelerometer makes it easy to switch between landscape and horizontal screen display modes.
 
On the whole, the Zune HD sounds like a fully loaded fun device. But with all the good things, Microsoft has also lived up to its reputation for anti-climaxes; as of now the Zune HD will only be available in North America. So much for expectant fans!
 
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23-05-2009, 06:35:40

lasher
Ever wanted to get your temperatures and readings on Linux? Well heres a quick guide using Ubuntu.
Great if your watercooling and need to keep an eye on your system.

There are other ways, but first go to [COLOR="Lime"]System, Administration, Synaptic package manager (password entry)

then Search for sensors

Mark lm-sensors and sensors-applet, plus their dependencies ( usually selected automatically ) then Apply.

Then use Applications goto Terminal and type "sudo sensors-detect" to find them and keep responding yes to the latter before a Restart to fully activate them.

[IMG]http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p469/lasher_Whitelightning/Screenshot-martynmartyn-laptop.png[/IMG]

If you then right-click on "Task Bar" and 'Add to Panel' you should find 'Hardware Sensors Monitor' to Add, which you can Move and Lock to Panel in the usual way, whilst right-click 'Preferences' offers specific customization.

[IMG]http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p469/lasher_Whitelightning/addpanel.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p469/lasher_Whitelightning/Screenshot-SensorsAppletPreferences.png[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p469/lasher_Whitelightning/Screenshot.png[/IMG]


This was done quickly on my laptop and only configured for my HDD at the moment.

Hope you find this little snippet of some help and use. :)



Like SpeedFan and all other monitoring programs, the only problem is then figuring out which alarm is which for your Mainboard and what to select for continual Panel display.[/COLOR]

23-05-2009, 07:57:24

Rastalovich
Great stuff. If u (or any1) have things like this, it'll certainly go down well.

Anything really that makes Linux less scary to people perhaps :)

(a section would be nice)

23-05-2009, 08:16:02

nepas
a good program to use for monitoring your temps after you have setup lm sensors is x-sensors

[IMG]http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll369/NePaS101/desk1.png[/IMG]

23-05-2009, 08:23:50

lasher
Nice one mate, this is what we want.. a pooling of knowledge :)

Lets get some guides up .. see if theres enough for a sub section in the OS sub forum.

Im relatively new to Ubuntu, only really use it for getting passwords for numptys that have locked themselves out of XP etc.
( cant really post that guide though )

I must say ubuntu is my favourite one, almost out of the box setup.

More please :yumyum:

23-05-2009, 08:43:53

Rastalovich
As far as a section goes, and thinking about the "scared" factor, it would be good for a really brief OS install feature to sticky at the top or something.

Now I know what ur immediately thinking - there's no need - BUT I think this is what frightens people the most. Mention Linux to most people and they immediately clam up thinking of loads of text based hard work ahead.

To push that aside, I had an occasion to use ubuntu in work for something using a stock dc7600 HP and tbh I just stuck the disc in, answered some really automated things, and it worked all by itself. Ok there are things to do after that if ur looking to use the pc for ur home system on a more permanent basis - but hey, stuck it in, and away we went.

I was thinking start with a basic install guide, pre-install things, then a look at some post-install stuff.
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