Monthly Archives: October 2012

Windows 8: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

Windows 8 has been at the forefront of discussion for the weeks leading up to its launch on Friday. The company says that Windows 8 is the future – a world where traditional desktop computing and touch computing can live in harmony. A future where all your content is at your fingertips at all times. So is the future worth it?

Windows 8 is drastically different from anything else on the market at this time. The usually conservative Microsoft is taking a big bet on the general consumer this time around instead of catering to its usual enterprise crowd. It’s that bet on the consumer that may hurt its enterprise adoption.

The most obvious change is the new start menu. Upon booting up, Windows 8 now presents you with a screen of multi-colored blocks called “Live Tiles” that feature all of your content front and center. All of your music, videos, pictures, games and more are made readily available for your consumption.

The same goes for apps – a major driving force for Windows 8. Microsoft wants to emulate the success of Apple’s App Store with its own Windows Store. It’s a carefully curated marketplace of apps built specifically for Windows 8. A number of companies, including Google, Skype and Netflix, have already produced apps for Windows 8. Unfortunately, there’s still not enough apps in the marketplace to have it replace the traditional desktop operating system.

Source:Web ProNews

SudoCrypt 2.0

The ExunClan Presents SudoCrypt 2.0, the Online Cryptic Treasure Hunt as a part of it’s Annual I.T. Symposium,Exun 2012.

The Online Cryptic Treasure Hunt

Event Rules…

  • The event shall be held over 2 days, from 00:00:00 on 6th November 2012 to 23:59:59 on 7th November 2012, Indian Standard Time (IST). (has been extended by 12:00 more hours, so it will finish at 12:00 noon (IST) on 08th November, 2012)
  • Participation is open to everyone. Each participant represents himself/herself only.
  • The event entails an Online Cryptic Treasure Hunt in which participants must make their way through a series of cryptic levels.
  • The participants’ aim is to crack the levels as quickly as they can so as to place themselves at the top of the leaderboard.
  • At each level, the participants will encounter a number of clues which shall all, together, point to one answer. Each level has one and only one correct answer.
  • Additional clues may be released if and when deemed necessary by the organizers.
  • Answers will always be lower-case, alphanumeric and will contain no spaces, unless stated otherwise. e.g. if the answer to Level 0 is “Hello World!”, input “helloworld”.
  • Don’t ignore any of the clues. If they weren’t important, they wouldn’t be there.
  • Participants may use any and all resources they might possess, including but not limited to, the Internet.
  • Beware of the spelling you enter, we cannot auto correct your spellings.
  • Sharing of answers with other participants in any form is banned. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify or refuse participation to any participant without prior notice.

INTERFACE 2012 – Overall Winners


Interface 2012 was held on 25-26th October 2012 at St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Raj Niwas Marg. Exun Clan were adjudged Overall Winners. The individual results are as follows:

Advertisement – Winners[Theater Club]

  • Siraj Sharma
  • Sukrit Singh
  • Rifshu Hussain

Quiz – Runners Up

  • Siddharth Bhogra
  • Vidur Butalia

Crossword – Runners Up

  • Ananay Agarwal
  • Akshay Gupta

Photography – Runners Up

  • Arjun Kakkar

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Matrix Ecomm 2012-Overall Runners Up

Matrix Ecomm 2012 was held on 18-19th October 2012 at Mount St Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt. Exun Clan were adjudged Overall Runners Up. The individual results are as follows:

 

Surprise Event – Winners

  • Sharad Tara
  • Vishesh Balani

Programming – Runners Up

  • Arunima Goyal
  • Aayan Kumar

Creative Event – Runners Up

  • Akshay Dadhwal

Brand Advertising – Winners [Theatre Club]

  • Krish Aggarwal
  • Siraj
  • Shreya Dutt
  • Amogh Jawa
  • Rifshu Hussain

Congratulations to all the winners!

MODEM 2012 – Overall Winners

 

MODEM 2012 was held at Modern School Vasant Vihar on 19th October. The ExunClan bagged the Overall Winners Trophy. Individual results are as follows:

OS^2-Winner
  • Akshay Dadhwal
Group Discussion-Winner
  • Siddhant Shah
Quiz-Runners up
  • Siddharth Bhogra
  • Kushagra Samarth
Programming-Runners-Up
  • Barun Patra
  • Ambar Pal
Gaming-Runners-Up
  • Sahil Guleria
Congratulations to everybody!

 

nCrypt 2012

nCrypt 2012 was held on 17th October 2012 at DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon. The individual results are as follows:

Group Discussion – Winners

  • Trijeet Mukhopadhyay

Crossword – Second Runners Up

  • Bharat Kashyap
  • Sharad Tara

Gaming – Second Runners Up

  • Sahil Guleria

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

BOT 2012

BOT 2012 was held on 11-12th October 2012 at Mayoor School, Noida. The individual results are as follows:

Senior Programming – Winners

  • Mohit Sharma
  • Kunal Kapila

Still Photography – Winners

  • Ushmita Seth

Digital Imaging – Runners Up

  • Aarman Roy
  • Tanay Vardhan

 

Congratulations to all the winners!