[Preview + Feedback] - December 2006 Special Issue

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Did you like the new "Digit OS" CD/DVD interface?

  1. Awesome!

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    46.3%
  2. It'll do, I guess

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  3. Horrifying!

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  4. There's a new interface?

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  1. FatBeing

    FatBeing Administratus Rotundus

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    Here we go!

    Magazine Contents

    Digital Passion

    Cover Story
    The Digit Zero1 Awards 2006
    A round-up of sorts; an award ceremony of sorts. Here are the best tech products to have come from manufacturers’ stables in 2006. We speak with authority.

    In Sight
    Will Wii Rock You?
    The Wii and its controllers seem fascinating upon first look. But how much will the console do for Nintendo and its lost crown?

    Tomorrow
    In Search Of Order
    As we cough our way through clouds of smog and avoid toe-trimming taxis, we wish deeply for technologies that will ameliorate the situation

    First Hand
    Leading The Charge
    There are whiz-kids, and then there are whiz-kids. Shadab Ansari built a robot that can actually help our troops in the line of fire


    Digital Tools

    Lead Feature
    The Geek’s Pickings
    Here’s our yearly round-up of what tech delivered in 2006. We spot some trends, blame some entities, name some broken promises, and thank some boffins around the world for having made the world a more interesting place

    Net Gain
    Space.com & LiveScience.com
    Many of us surf for tech news and the latest developments—and also just to kill time. Lazy, pointless hours of “idle surfing.” Put some of those decadent hours to good use, rekindling your astronautical and chemistry-experimental passions you had as a boy. We think these sites are worth every bit
    of the time you spend there. Kids might just develop new interests

    Agent001
    Ringing In The New
    Agent001, our alpha geek as products go, decides to do himself a favour and get a new cell phone. He also happens to be reasonably unbiased. Many of you will want to know what exactly he was looking for in a phone, and what he finally bought—turn to the page!

    Bazaar
    Our regular section on (mostly) good products that have made it to store-shelves. Featuring a cool mouse, a nice Flash drive, a couple of interesting LCD displays—and not to forget, the iPod nano 4GB. And more.

    Know More About... 4G
    The fourth generation of wireless communications, or 4G as it is called, has no definition! Find out what it’s about, who’s talking about it, and why

    Going Shopping?
    The Digit Buyer’s Guide 2006
    Not everyone is Agent001: whereas he makes a living keeping himself informed, we have our lives to go about. So how do you decide on what to buy? Here’s a useful, comprehensive guide


    Digital Business

    Smart SoHo
    What Lies Beneath
    If you want to take the Linux plunge, why you haven’t already is most probably because of your love for certain Windows applications. There happens to be a way out. You can make the switch and run those Windows apps! Find out how

    Tech Careers
    Intelligence Inside
    Embedded systems is a hot career field. It’s been that way, and will remain so for quite some to come, as we see it. The field is an eminently viable career option for software as well as hardware engineers

    Smart Business
    The Everywhere Office
    Online office suites are a good idea for when you need to collaborate while being separated geographically


    Digital Leisure

    Main Story
    Agent 002?
    People think “Virtual Reality” is something we’re moving towards. Actually, it’s already here. Go ahead—live in what is most certainly a virtual world

    Test Centre
    Look Ma!
    Web cams are well-nigh indispensable for those with friends and relatives abroad. With broadband trickling in, here’s how to stay in touch—the way the world does

    Game On
    Reviewed this month:
    Need For Speed: Carbon
    Battlefield 2142
    Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War: Dark Crusade

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    CD/DVD Contents

    The CDs and DVD feature our brand, spanking new interface - make sure you check it out and post your feedback!

    CD 1 - The Digit Archive and More

    Two years worth of Digit and Fast Track (PDF format)

    Everything Google - from software to the SDK to 40 Desktop Gadgets!

    Boot this CD to find SLAX Kill Bill Edition!

    CD 2 - dyne:bolic bootable CD

    CD 3 - Utilities

    Boot this CD for the Ultimate Boot CD!

    Essentials
    .net framework 2.0
    ATI Catalyst Control Center 6.10
    AutoPatcher XP October 2006 Update
    Avast Home Edition 4.7
    Avast Update
    Digit Software Archive 2006 Beta
    DirectX 9.0c October 2006 Redistributable
    Firefox 2.0
    Foxit Reader 2.0 Build 0930
    Intel Desktop Utilities
    Internet Explorer 7
    Irfan View 3.98
    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.6
    NVIDIA ForceWare 93.71
    NVIDIA nTune
    Opera 9.02
    Realtek AC97 Audio Driver 3.94
    Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4
    Spybot Search and Detection updates
    VLC Media Player 0.8.5
    Winamp 5.3
    WinRAR 3.61
    ZoneAlarm 6.5.737

    Tools
    Deskloops 2.0
    DriverMax 1.2
    DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0
    ImageHide 2.0
    NVIDIA Gelato
    Windows Unattended CD Creator 1.0.1
    WinGuard Pro 6.5.14
    NetLimiter 2 Pro
    Perfect Keyboard PRO 6.30
    RadarSync 2007 2.0
    StrokeIt .9.5

    CD 4 - Work

    Productivity Tools
    Advanced Time Reports Personal 7.2.127
    Dynacom Accounting Startup Edition 10.0
    Jetsoft P2S Converter 1.09
    MyPhone Book Dialer 6.0.1
    OpenOffice.org 2.0.4
    Portable Apps Suite Beta 1.0
    AgendaMax Plus v4.2.0.17104
    Auto Payroll 1.2
    Corel WordPerfect Office X3
    Topicscape 1.03
    Word to PDF Converter 3.0

    Mobile Apps
    Audacity Portable 1.2.4b
    Budget Diary
    GIMP Portable 2.2.12
    Milo Diary
    Pulsepaper 1
    Quake I (for Nokia Series 60) 0.06
    SMS Forwarder Lite
    Spybot - Search & Destroy for Symbian 2.0.3
    Visual CE Version 8.1
    YehBA Instant Messenger
    Knight Tales

    and finally

    DVD - Play

    Games

    Game Demos

    Need for Speed: Carbon
    Battlefield 2142

    Free Big Games
    War Rock
    Eye of the Kraken
    GunZ: The Duel
    Tremulous
    Slam Soccer 2006
    Glest

    Free Small Games
    Rick Dangerous
    Cedric and the Revolution
    Doomsday Engine
    Asteroids
    Danger From The Deep
    Worminator 3
    The New Adventures of Zak McKracken
    Super Mario War
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena
    Secret Maryo Chronicles
    Advanced Strategic Command
    Room War
    Xenon 2000
    Dink Smallwood
    Dark Oberon
    Halo Zero

    Audio/Video

    Movies
    Blue - A Short Film
    Jack and the Beanstalk

    Machinima
    Slightly Later Man
    A Few Good G-Men
    I'm Still Seeing Breen Video Mods Edition
    Edge Of Remorse - Trailer

    Eye Candy

    More than 1200 Wallpapers!
    ____________________________

    Fast Track to Google - Part I

    (Price: Rs 200)
     
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  2. sam_1710

    sam_1710 New Member

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    wwwwwoooooww...
    dats mind blowing...

    waiting for da issue to arrive...!!! :) :)
     
  3. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    Thats gr8 :D
     
  4. Chirag

    Chirag bang bang!

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    Movie nahiiii. Aah than nothing special.
     
  5. kool

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    cost??????
     
  6. azaad_shri75

    azaad_shri75 BE FREE

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    whats the price? what ever I will buy, even today also checked for mags arrival,

    google part1, so there will be part2 in continuation.
     
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    Four CDS. Thats too much stuff for a single pack. you could have easily provided a single DVD in place of the cds. No special content in the cds/dvd. No movie/ no game and still we are expected to pay a higher price. Even the november CD/DVD with Ashampoo Burning Studio and Ashampoo Winopitmizer was better. Hope the magazine is good.
     
  8. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    Nothing very special.
     
  9. freezer

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    Whats the price ?
     
  10. Tapomay

    Tapomay Lazy fat guy..

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    Is this a special issue? For what....man??? 3 useless CDs and a bogus DVD??? :mad:
    Only CD 1 has some good stuff. Else are just of no use.

    Now just tell me one thing, why every month you start the 'By Demand' thread when you all are determined to include stuffs of your own choice?

    BTW Raaabo promised to include every legal demands but failed to keep. :(
     
  11. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    ^^ true.
     
  12. CINTEL ENTRINO

    CINTEL ENTRINO Loading . . . please d'nt

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    atleast u gave Nfs-carbon demo . thnx....

    wats the price ? hope the fast track is gr8
     
  13. nishanth_che

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    1 DVD and 4 CDs ? You guys made us upgrade to DVD drives long back and you give us 4 CDs,wierd..........

    Except for the bootable CD all the other CD contents could have been put in the DVD or could have been ignored.

    Why didn't you guys put a female on the cover ? :-( But the cover pic looks much much better than last year's dec issue,which had Sania's worst pic ever :)
     
  14. Chirag

    Chirag bang bang!

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    Price is Rs. 200
     
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    azaad_shri75 BE FREE

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    Rs 200/-:eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    thats a great issue i got what i wanted i think i will quarrel with my mom and dad for the money NOW ( i have wasted all the pocket money :D )
     
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    thanks for making such nice issue :)
    I only want the PDF archive CD of Digit previous issue which i miss earlier.Hope the CD works properly.
     
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  18. aditya.shevade

    aditya.shevade Console Junkie

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    I have to say, this is the best issue since the 5 year aniversary issue.

    Aditya

    P.S. :- PC World is giving Fedora Core 6 wih december issue and a movie, Million doller kid (not baby). And the magazine contents are superb. For this issue, I will have to say, PC World has defeated digit.
     
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  19. blackpearl

    blackpearl The Devil

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    Point!!

    Nothing special on the CDs.

    Instead of putting Abhisekh Bachhan on the cover, you could have saved money and bought distribution right for a commercial game. That would have been a special issue. Now I pay Rs 200 for what? For seeing Abhisekh?
     
  20. kumarmohit

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    Kill bill is good, I was looking for a distro with Wine Packages any way preview could have come earlier. What does this Fast Track To Google Part I mean? Are there more than one FT2G?
     
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