Kerala Travelogue – Kovalam

Our annual vacation would be incomplete if it didn’t have a beach destination. Kovalam’s pristine beaches was our last stop in Kerala before we flew back home. Day 1 We checked-out from the houseboat and headed straight for Kovalam. This was the first stretch where we didn’t halt on the way and it took a littleContinue reading “Kerala Travelogue – Kovalam”

Kerala Travelogue – Munnar

After spending two days at the Grand Hotel, it was time to say goodbye to Kochi and head to Munnar. Munnar is a hill station situated at around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft.) above sea level and is about 130 km from Kochi and take roughly 4 hours by road. The road to Munnar is niceContinue reading “Kerala Travelogue – Munnar”

Windows 8 New Shortcut Keys

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and with it comes a host of new keyboard shortcuts to help navigate across the new Metro UI. Here’s a short list of the shortcut keys introduced with Windows 8. Shortcut keys Description Windows key Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for anContinue reading “Windows 8 New Shortcut Keys”

Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka Beta is out

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka the beta version of Windows 8. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages. More information about Windows 8 and how to download the Consumer Preview is available at http://preview.windows.com. The ISO filesContinue reading “Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka Beta is out”

Restore Opera address field drop down arrow

Since version 11.50 Opera decided to hide the arrow in the address field drop down by default. So if you need to access the address list you will have to first set focus to the address bar and the pressing the down arrow key. But if you would like the address field drop down arrowContinue reading “Restore Opera address field drop down arrow”

System Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview

In my previous post Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview, as pointed out by Ganesh I didn’t mention the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview. So here it is: Component Requirement Computer and processor 500 MHz processor or higher Memory 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher Hard disk 2 gigabytesContinue reading “System Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview”

Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview

As mentioned in the previous post, I am testing the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview, so here’s how the install process went. The installer for Office 2010 Professional x64 is 598 MB and contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. There is a separate installer for Visio (342 MB), InfoPathContinue reading “Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview”