Topic / Windows 7

Ballmer denies Microsoft breakup rumours

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Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, CEO and Chairman of Microsoft respectively, have denied any possibility that Microsoft could potentially break up its business into smaller components in order to be profitable, after one shareholder asked the two men in the company’s annual shareholders meeting. “I obviously don’t think it is time,” Ballmer told the investors.

TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 11: Testing 1, 2, 3…

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As you may of heard, we had to delay the podcast because of our busy schedules, but doesn’t mean we have given it the axe. And yes, you will be hearing a lot of the word Bing. We’re not getting sponsored by them (hopefully we do), but yeah – hate it, blame it on Tom. As well, turns out, Tom doesn’t concentrate during a Sunday, and Terence really doesn’t like […]

Dell finally ends Windows XP sales

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Microsoft has been trying to kill sales of Windows XP since Vista – and that was four years ago. Now as it reaches nearly its tenth year as an operating system, and trust me, that’s a pretty long time, Microsoft will finally see Windows XP see the death kernel as Dell has announced that it will stop the sales of Windows XP laptops on October 1. However, it isn’t up […]

Win7 Tablet gets one step closer… with a brilliant UI

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One of the biggest complaints of a Windows 7 tablet has always been how the operating system, despite having all that technology for a tablet, does not have the right UI. Even HP, the guys who showed off the first Windows 7 slate, agrees with that – unceremoniously dumping the product before release. Well, there is now one coming soon. The guys over at UI Centric have released their Macallan […]

Windows 7 SP1 Beta released

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Windows 7 has to be, in my view, the best Windows OS since Windows XP, but like all others, it must have a service pack. And while SP1 isn’t coming in a couple of months, a beta of the first service pack for Windows 7 and the server equivalent, Windows Server 2008 R2, has been released. Of course, you will be left in the dark for any technical support – […]

Alert: Windows 7 RC to start shutting down

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Think of this as a community service announcement. On March 1, Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) users will have their computers shut down every two hours (and that data will not be saved!). So, if you want to keep Windows 7 – go get the full version. If you continue to use it, however, then on June 1; you will still experience that two hour period of using the computer, […]

Apple and Windows 7 – relief is here.

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Apple have today released the best thing for Windows users – updated Bootcamp drivers for their Windows 7 installation on their Mac. While this will be of big relieve to those who use Windoze Windows on their Mac, the following models have been classed as unsupported: iMac (17-inch, Early 2006) iMac (17-inch, Late 2006) iMac (20-inch, Early 2006) iMac (20-inch, Late 2006) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006) MacBook Pro (17-inch, […]

Microsoft admits tool violated GPL, makes source public

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Microsoft will release a Windows 7 tool under the open-source license GPL after it had violated the terms of the license by not making it open source after modifying the code. The tool in question, the ImageMaster USB/DVD, allows users to create a bootable USB version of the Windows 7 DVD, or a DVD backup, from the electronic version of Windows 7, which can be found at the Microsoft Store […]

Windows 7 RTM to be announced on July 13

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While Microsoft has announced the release date for the long-awaited Windows 7, Microsoft has decided that it will release the RTM (release to manufacturers) version on July 13, 2009 – the same day as the WPC09 (Worldwide Partner Conference), to be held in New Orleans, according to Geeksmack. The RTM version is the final version, meaning that this version is set to be the smoothest and mostly bug-free than the […]

Windows 7 release date announced

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After years and years of speculating, Windows 7 (previously known as Blackcomb and then Vienna) has been given a release date. The operating system that is to be the successor of Windows Vista will not be coming out next year, as previously mentioned before, but its in the second half of this year.

Windows 7 RC to be released in May 5?

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According to a Microsoft Partner Program page, the release candidate version for the successor to Windows Vista, Windows 7, will be out to the public on May 5, 2009; unless, you are a MSDN or TechNet subscriber, then you will be able to download it now (Ars Technica, however, says that it is not available to TechNet subscribers). While this could be another slip up, it does add up. Microsoft […]

Windows 7 Beta is now gone…

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If you want to try out the beta for Microsoft’s successor to Windows Vista, Windows 7 – you are out of luck. As of 12am Los Angeles Time, or 7PM in Melbourne, you are not able to download the beta. However, if you still are downloading it, you have until February 12 at 9AM, or 4AM Friday,  Los Angeles Time to finish it. However, if you are an MSDN or […]

Windows 7 to sell in multiple versions

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Why Microsoft continues to persist with releasing two different versions on Windows is a complex issue, as Linux and Mac OS X only has one version (or more in Linux, depending on the coding) – but it has been confirmed by Paul Thurrott’s website that it will sell multiple versions of the site. So, here are the versions: Windows 7 Starter – The most basic version of Windows 7, with […]

Blogger finds security flaw in Windows 7 UAC

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Blogger Long Zheng has found that a security flaw in Windows 7’s User Account Control (or UAC) that could allow anyone to change the setting of the UAC without any notification – even when disabling it. While it isn’t a big deal – it’s kind of important to show you what change you had made, or you could accidentally agree to something you don’t want to do. Zheng writes: “Of […]