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Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate In-Depth Review

Have you ever wanted to rip a DVD movie but eventually got tied up in knots when trying to choose a suitable video codec or understand what “VBV buffer rate”…

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How to Make Desktop Gadgets Invisible in Windows 7

Whether you’re desktop is a jungle of gadgets or you just want them to appear only when you need them, this hack is certainly for you. We’re going to show you how to…

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Does Windows 7 Make You Smile or Sneer?

No, this is not market research conducted by Windows 7 News on behalf of Microsoft. And yes it’s because we’re interested in seeing how you’re getting along with Windows 7. How’s your overall user experience?…

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Changing Library Icons without a Program

A few days ago, we mentioned at Windows 7 News how to change the icon of a library in Windows 7 using a little nifty tool called “Library Icon Changer”. The program doesn’t require any installation…

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Microsoft Starts Windows 8 Development

Microsoft has been keeping a tight lid on details about Windows 8. So far, information about Windows 7′s successor has been either based on remarks slipped out by Microsoft officials or rumours. However recently the Russian website, WZor,…

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Microsoft Investigating into Windows 7 Zero-Day Threat

Last Wednesday, researcher Laurent Gaffié published on his blog information about a bug in the Server Message Block (SMB) that can be exploited to perform denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. The SMB protocol is generally used for sharing files, printers and serial ports on…

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“Windows 7 GUI Inspired by Mac”… Not True

Yesterday, PCR trade magazine carried out an interview with Simon Aldous, Microsoft’s partner group manager. The interview was running smoothly until the Microsoft employee was asked: “Is Windows 7 really a much more agile operating…

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The Ultimate Guide to: Windows 7 Aero

If we look at the different versions of Windows, since Windows 1.0 until today’s brand new Windows 7, we’ll notice that there are some features, such as the taskbar and (obviously) windows, that exist in…

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Windows 7 Sales Outrun Vista’s by 234%

According to the leading market research company, The NPD Group, Windows 7 sales in the USA for the week of October 18-24 have exceeded those of its predecessor (Window Vista) by 234%.…

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New Apple Commercials Attack Windows 7

With the launch of Microsoft’s latest operating system, there’s a lot of excitement in the air. The Redmond company obviously wants Windows 7 to takeover Windows XP’s position and is trying hard to avoid any bad publicity…

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Windows 7 to Get Security Patches on Tuesday

Microsoft has announced last Thursday on The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) that it’s going to release, via Windows Update, 13 security patches on the forthcoming Tuesday (October 13th). These patches will address 34…

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Microsoft to Open “Windows Café” in Paris

With Windows 7′s launch just around the corner, Microsoft seems to be trying its best to come up with new – creative – ideas to increase the public awareness of Windows 7. The software giant has gone…

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Four New Windows 7 Advertisements Released

Microsoft’s first Windows 7 advertisement, Good News 1, has only been around for about two weeks and today the software giant has begun airing an array of new advertisements. Unlike Good News 1, they focus more on new Windows 7…

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Hosting a Windows 7 Launch Party

Yesterday Microsoft started sending out a finalist message – via email - to those who have been selected to host a Windows 7 launch party. So if you’ve signed up, check your inbox to see if you’ve received…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 3

In this part we’ll explain how to open another window of a running application, progress bars, thumbnail toolbars and arranging icons on the taskbar. If you’ve missed the previous parts of…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 2

In part 1, we discussed how to pin commonly-used applications to the Windows 7 taskbar and how to unpin those that have been already pinned. In this part, we’ll speak about window grouping and overlay icons and how…

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A Closer Look at: The Windows 7 Taskbar -Part 1

As we get closer to the Windows 7 launch (22nd of October), it’s worth considering the fact that users new to Windows 7 might to face some “learning curves”. Mike Halsey had…

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Microsoft Releases First Windows 7 Commercial

Microsoft has released its first Windows 7 advertisement, Good News 1, on several TV stations in the US. The advertisement shows Kylie, a 4½ year-old girl, who finds “happy words” about Windows 7 on her dad’s…

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