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.
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
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.