ChromeOS ported to Windows 8

Got the update?
Yes this is the latest version of Google Chrome running in Metro on Windows 8.1 preview. It’s like the whole of ChromeOS is being simulated in an app, (and that is the whole idea behind it.)
Strange yet smart move; let’s see if either this or the launchers can get people to use and actually get comfortable with the Chrome Apps environment..


LXQt: Qt port of LXDE

LXQt, the “next-gen”, upcoming desktop environment, is the product of the combined efforts of the LXDE and the Razor-Qt teams. The output is, in terms of visuals rather similar to KDE, so those who enjoy KDE but find it highly-resource-consuming, LXQt might be just the thing for them. Since I never liked KDE much, I might not like this one at all.
LXQt is to become the default environment in the upcoming releases of Lubuntu which is probably for the best since as much as I like LXDE, it’s too simple for a general consumer to find normal. A simple example could be the trouble they’d have to simply getting the Battery Indicator to work for them (It refreshes slow and all. ) I know it was a lame example but its one of the things that piss me off whenever I use LXDE.
Plus the JetBrains’ tools dont work on any environment other than GNOME or KDE, but they might on this one…


The Yahoo Notepad gets the new look

Yahoo NotepadYahoo Notepad, one of my personal favorites of such apps on the web, has recently been altered in terms of UI, and the new look, no doubt, and improvement, at least in terms of readability, greatly resembles or happens to be identical to yMail’s new theme. Also, there’s a change in the terminology (slight) and perhaps a feature or two has been introduced.
What used to be folders, are now called “notebooks”, and also, they’ve added a search bar, rather similar to the one they have on ymail. Only this one offers to actually search through all the notes. Other than that, the new UI is way more user-friendly than the older one. Creating, Modifying/saving, deleting notes and notebooks, every single one of these tasks were like slow and taxing in terms of UI back in the old interface. e.g. to rename or move or delete a folder or note you actually had to navigate to that one and then select stuff from menus e.t.c. but now, it has evolved to a slightly ‘straight-forward’ sort of UI, and yet sleeker. To create a new notebook, you simply have to type a name in the input box that says “create new notebook” ,  and press enter. To rename or delete notebooks, they’ve added a right-click context menu. Just move your cursor over to the notebook and right-click.
Another minor improvement is that whenever you are switching from one note to another and have made unsaved changes, it’s gonna prompt you and ask whether or not you are willing to save your work. Good, cause in the previous one, you can keep on switching from one note to another without realizing that all his work was being lost. A warning like this would do.