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Chrome

Wanderer
Blogosphere is buzzing with talks about Chrome, Google's new browser. What is so special about this browser?

StoryTeller
Browser is an indespensible tool. An average user meets the internet through browser interface. In fact, his browsing defines his internet experience. Google with its search service has redefined the browsing experience. Furthering its vision to organize knowledge on the net, Google developed services like Gmail, Calendar and now Google apps. However, this is all on the server side. Client side has traditionally not been a strong hold of Google. With release of Google desktop, Google declared its presence on the client side. Technologies like Google Gears are already in place to be used by the developers to develop offline applications, that automatically synchronize themselves online.
To create a strong presence on the client side, Google needed its own browser. Chrome has finally emerged after gestation period of two years. As you know, Internet Explorer …

Second Life - Linden Script

Wanderer
What is Second Life?

StoryTeller
Second Life is a virtual world created by Linden Labs. A virtual world is a 3D world, which has 3D structures built in it. Virtual world tries to simulate the real world and thus has lakes, rivers, trees and even people in it. People moving around in the virtual world are called avatars. To be a part of this virtual world you have to create your avatar by registering with Second Life. After moving around in the virtual world for a while, you would get interested in building your own 3D artifacts.Second Life allows you to purchase a piece of land and construct 3D structures on it. Depending on your land size, you are allocated a fixed set of prims. These prims are your fundamental building blocks for creating your virtual world. For viewing, creating and manipulating your virtual world you need to install a special software called Second Life viewer. Second Life offers a rich set of 3D editing WYSIWYG ( what you see is what you get) features for m…