Microsoft's RSS Longhorn Announcement - What It Really Means To You?

Written by Titus Hoskins

Will Microsoft's Incorporation of RSS into its next Windows version (code-name Longhorn) due out in 2006, finally give RSSrepparttar respect it deserves? What does it really mean for RSS? More importantly, what will it mean to You as a Computer and Internet User?

What Will Microsoft's New RSS Windows Mean To You As A Computer And Internet User?

Nothing and a whole lot!

That's if Microsoft gets it right. First impressions appear to be very promising and all indications show a much more powerful RSS system, neatly integrated intorepparttar 145391 next version of Windows. Could this finally meanrepparttar 145392 'coming of age' for RSS?

But what does RSS mean torepparttar 145393 average computer user at this moment in time? Will people get RSS? Does Microsoft have an education project on their hands with RSS?

Not Really!

Does DOS mean anything to you? If you're like 95% of computer users - probably not much. But that doesn't stop us from enjoying our computers and fully benefiting from DOS. Sometimes complete ignorance is bless.

Unless you're a techie and such technical stuff makes your heart skip a beat, knowledge of such material is not really required byrepparttar 145394 end-user. Fortunately, people don't have to understand 'HTML' to enjoyrepparttar 145395 Internet.

Likewise, knowledge of RSS is not important torepparttar 145396 ordinary computer or Internet user. Microsoft's RSS Longhorn puts RSS where it rightfully belongs, inrepparttar 145397 background, invisible...seamlessly integrated into your computing and web browsing experience.

It will make RSS an integral element of its new operating system which hasrepparttar 145398 code-name Longhorn. It will firmly place RSS intorepparttar 145399 heart of your computing experience, enriching and enhancing it in more ways than even Microsoft is probably aware of yet!

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication' and it has long been associated with blogs and blogging because they are written in RSS or XML format - code like HTML. DOS stands for 'Disk Operating System' byrepparttar 145400 way and it'srepparttar 145401 platform for operating systems on your computer. MS-DOS isrepparttar 145402 most widely used system. Ignorance can sometimes be overrated. Microsoft's announcement of its plans to place RSS features into its next Windows version, due out in 2006 and in servers by 2007, is truly groundbreaking . You can read more about Microsoft's RSS plans here: Understanding RSS In The Next Windows.

This takes RSS out of just browsers and RSS readers (called aggregators); and giving it much more powerful applications. Most interesting is a new set of applications - Simple List Extensions - allowing web sites to publish feeds containing lists such as a wish list or top 10 list. Should make David Letterman happy!

All kidding aside, for you, these RSS applications will be very beneficial and rewarding. These applications will make browsing, searching and subscribing to your favorite information or sites a lot more easier. You can now take control of your Internet, viewing and accessingrepparttar 145403 information you want to digest.

It has many personal and business applications that will take 'keeping in touch' to a new level. Calendars, events, updates, personal photo albums...can all now be syndicated withrepparttar 145404 new RSS platform.

What's really important about Microsoft's plans (I believe) isrepparttar 145405 fact that this now makes RSS legit. Lets face it, outside of blogging and a few alert online marketers, RSS is still not understood by most people.

But as stated before, people don't have to understand 'HTML' to enjoyrepparttar 145406 Internet. They don't really have to know about servers, DOS, or even ISPs to get full benefit fromrepparttar 145407 web. Likewise, RSS doesn't have to be known or even understood byrepparttar 145408 majority ofrepparttar 145409 people who will be using it.

But it's helpful that you do understand for yourepparttar 145410 future of RSS holds many treats andrepparttar 145411 full impact won't really be known for years. Underrepparttar 145412 Creative Commons license, RSS applications could have a far reaching impact on your computing world ofrepparttar 145413 future.

The potential of RSS is enormous. It may even paverepparttar 145414 way for a 'Billion Channel Internet' - where each web site is its own little broadcasting system. An interactive channel that broadcasts audio and video to all interested subscribers.

Microsoft's announcement may just berepparttar 145415 nucleus of such a system. Many components are already in place like podcasting, broadcatching, data feeds, etc. and its not that great a leap or too fantastical to imagine such a system will exist in repparttar 145416 very near future.

For RSS changes HOW information is transmitted onrepparttar 145417 web...from a passive role to a more pro-active one. Don't come to us - we will deliver.

RSS is also one ofrepparttar 145418 more democratic elements ofrepparttar 145419 web whererepparttar 145420 little guy has a say. It was more than fitting that Microsoft's RSS team met with Dave Winer (Mr. RSS to those who keep a close watch on all things RSS) and asked his opinions on these recent developments.

Ordinary Bloggers have preachedrepparttar 145421 benefits of RSS for so long;repparttar 145422 mantra was becoming a tiresome echo acrossrepparttar 145423 web. No one seemed to be taking RSS seriously.

Electronic Schematics Diagram-The Four Commonly Asked Questions

Written by Jestine Yong

I came across quite a number of questions about electronic circuit schematics diagram. Most ofrepparttar question asked are: a) Do we really need a schematic diagram in order to repair any electronic equipment? b) Will schematic diagram help us to repair faster? c) At where we can get a particular schematic diagram? d) How to read schematic diagram ? Well,repparttar 144914 answers is as below:

a)-Theoretically yes, practically not necessary, it all depends on how good you are in electronic repair knowledge. For a beginner it is a 'must' for you to understand about schematic diagram, as you gradually gained more knowledge you will automatically depends less on schematic diagram. You will definitely need a schematic diagram when you come across a new designed or technology. For example, when comes to crt monitor repair i seldom see schematic because i already understood most ofrepparttar 144915 circuitry and section in a crt monitor. The new technology such as lcd or tft monitor makes me have to temporarily relies on schematic diagram. As my knowledge of lcd monitor repair grows, i will gradually depends less onrepparttar 144916 schematics. May be my situation is different from yours because i'm concentrating only on one type of equipment. I've seen quite a lot of repairers in my country that repair many types of equipment such as tv, video, vcd, dvd, amplifier, hi-fi, fax, laser printer, microwave and so forth. Most probably they need schematic diagram to keep them up to date on each ofrepparttar 144917 equipment technology.

b) If you have a particular schematic diagram for that particular equipment, your troubleshooting time can be reduced to half! Unfortunenately many manufacturer do not release their equipment's schematic diagram. If you depends on too much of schematic you will be stuck on how to repair that particular equipment. Why with schematic diagram you can repair any equipment faster? Because a schematic diagram shown you allrepparttar 144918 part list, waveform, voltages, explanation how that particular equipment work, block diagram, schematic design, component's part number, electrical schematics symbols, substitution, modification (if have) and electronic schematic symbols and etc. Assuming you have a power supply section blown and you could not recognizerepparttar 144919 component part number, but with schematic you will be able to findrepparttar 144920 exact part number and finally repairedrepparttar 144921 equipment.

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