5/23/2006

The "DEC" should be honored!

DEC(Digital Equipment Corparation) , a great Company in the computer history, was founded in 1957 and acquired by Compaq in 1998, the latter one was acquired by HP in 2002.

DEC should be honored by every computer professional. Its main product changed the computer industry directly or indirectly:

PDP(Programmable Data Processor)
-contributed to the invention of UNIX at Bell Lab.

VAX(Virtual Address eXtension)
-powerful CISC 32-bit super minicomputer and workstation.

OpenVMS (Open Virtual Memory System)
-Operating system on VAX and many other architecture. One of the VMS' contribution to this world is david cutler, the leading OS engineer, who lead the development of Windows NT&2k in Microsoft.

Alpha   
-The leading 64-bit RISC CPU architecture, many developers from this project joined Intel and AMD, contributing to the innovation&adavace in CPU technologies.

Alta Vista
-One of the most great Internet search engines, created at 1995.

Even in this competitive world, many engineers from DEC are advancing the R&D in today's most popular IT company like AMD, Intel, Microsoft and Goolge.

DEC should be honored by everyone of us as a computer professional!

---- something about the operating system guru Dave Cutler----

Dave Cutler, the operating system guru who led the development of "RSX-11","Virtual Memory System" and then "VAXELN" , left Digital in 1988 to lead the development of "Windows NT" . A rumor (that more likely started as a joke) has circulated for a long time that WNT=VMS+1 (increment each letter by one).

"If any of you break this build, your ass is grass, and I'm the lawnmower." -- David Cutler to his programmers during the development of NT

"I won't pollute it [NT] with crap!" -- Cutler to Bill Gates, upon being told that NT was to have an OS/2 "personality" as an alternative front-end.

5/11/2006

Excel and Related Office Software

最近在忙论文和毕业论文的事情,不得不用起了平时不怎么感兴趣的Powerpoint, Wor, Visio, Excel, Endnote什么的一堆东西。发觉MS的东西其实还是很好用的,却是能够提高自己不少效率。同时也发现,这些软件的使用不像其它软件那么直观,多少看点 教程,可以节省很多时间,帮你快速作出漂亮的文档和图标。这里收集了一些相关的信息,希望对你有用。

洪恩在线的Excel 2000在线教程:
http://www.hongen.com/pc/oa/excel2k/ex2k0101.htm

Word推荐jjHou的《Word排版的艺术》一书,newsmth.org的OfficeSoftware精华区里面有扫描板的电子文档。

Powerpoint建议看看王咏刚的《PowerPoint演说家》,此人现在是Googler了。

另外,OOo(OpenOffice.org)现在随着 2.0版本的推出,中文支持以及格式兼容问题都解决得比较不错了。简单试用了一下,感觉还不错。安装空间小,不过功能还是没有MS Office强大。下面这个是他们各自组件的对应关系:

OOo MSO
Calc Excel
Writer Word
Impress PowerPoint
Draw Visio(不过Visio功能强得多)
Math Word公式编辑器
Base Access

关于MS Office一些网络资源:
http://club.excelhome.net
http://software.asiaec.com/applications/index.html
http://www.mktgservice.com/officeplus/
http://tech.sina.com.cn/introduction/office.shtml
http://www.datapigtechnologies.com/ExcelMain.htm

网上点播: Word长篇文档排版技巧
http://www.microsoft.com/china/technet/webcasts/ondemand/episode.aspx?newsID=msf
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网上点播: Word点点通
http://www.microsoft.com/china/technet/webcasts/ondemand/episode.aspx?newsID=msf
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网上点播: 高效制作Microsoft Word文档的最佳实践
http://www.microsoft.com/china/technet/webcasts/ondemand/episode.aspx?newsID=msf
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