Tuesday, September 18, 2007

OpenOffice.org IBMed, Dravid's Declaration and Rahman's Genius!

IBM's new found stand against monopoly is gaining momentum through collaborations. To start with, last month IBM announced that it will offer SUN's Solaris OS on x86 servers and now this latest news of contribution to OpenOffice.

In spite of being open source, this project hasn't yet got the kick it wanted in terms of fame. In fact, I am using OpenOffice out here and the suite looks pretty smooth but for some minor glitches, where Microsoft Office scores. However, now with IBM actually contributing code to OO, it will be interesting to see how it shapes up in the future.

Its been yet another news generating week in Indian Cricket. How often have we seen an Indian captain resigning after winning an away series? Well, first of all we haven't had many wins in series away from the sub continent, and then when we do, we generally have the skippers reaping in the benefits for years to come. Not so, with Dravid as he relinquished his post pretty abruptly. "I wasn't enjoying anymore", he said. Well, with crucial games coming in against Australia and arch rivals Pakistan, it will be not soon before we get to see the repercussions of this decision.

A.R. Rahman is a genius, and we all know it. I just came across this video of a new version of the National Anthem, and needless to say, it was inspiring. As though the original version wasn't stunning enough to make you stand up on your feet, this one goes to add some terrific new age music coupled with the classical. Check it out..

1 comment:

Rohit Jain (felon) said...

Well,i had checked this out earlier.. it's awesome, i really liked the way the instruments have been used.. specially the sitar was just v v good..

For dravid, wht can i say, indian cricket is anyways not sailing high, and when it starts to do so, Mr. Captain resigning.. dude, i think that you need to be there again... if not now, later may be :)