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HomeOS A Microsoft Operating System for the Home

Imagine…You open your home PC…but instead of running your office suite, or your internet connection, you look at your home appliances…start your coffee, run the microwave oven, start your TV.…

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Windows 7 Family Pack coming back for Christmas

Tech blogger Paul Thurrott has said that Microsoft are bringing the family pack for Windows 7 back for the 2010 Christmas holidays. More information won’t, apparently, be forthcoming from Microsoft…

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Follow up: Microsoft Responds to Google’s Move From Windows 7

Microsoft has now responded to this. In a blog post, Windows and Security: Setting the Record Straight, Microsoft basically said, that their size makes them a bigger target, not their program design. However, the post also details how the other companies, Google with gmail, and Apple with it Macs are just as vulnerable to hacker attacks.

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Windows 7 SP1 to Feature Performance Improvements

According to one of today’s posts on Softpedia, Windows 7′s first service pack may bring some more performance to the table as Softpedia cites a “third-party source.” Although Microsoft has…

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Windows 7 SP1 Coming Q4 2010?

There’s almost a constant flow of rumors floating around the web as to when the next service pack from Microsoft will be released, not to mention what it might possibly…

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Coming Service Pack1 for Windows7

Rumor has it that Microsoft has had 35 builds since January 11 and March 2 for Service Pack 1 in Windows7. The exact nature of the service pack content is…

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More BSOD…Maybe It Really Wasn’t Microsoft’s Fault After All

Ok…let’s rework this. Last week there was excitement and anxiety about the Windows7  BSOD, Black screen of death. Not to be confused with the other famous BSOD, the blue screen…

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Windows 7 Activation Hacks Created

Microsoft’s activation process is designed to prevent pirated software from being used; especially the operating systems. Microsoft has improved the process with longer product keys and verification back through the Microsoft home base. But hackers have found a way to bypass the activation process.

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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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Windows 7 SP1 Here By Summer 2010?

Obviously Microsoft is already working away at the first Service Pack for Windows 7, but thats about all we know. Well now the Russian site wzor.net, which gave away lots of…

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Microsoft Still Working on ‘chkdsk.exe’ Bug

Last week, a bug was discovered in the Windows 7 RTM (build 7600) that was distributed to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The bug occurs when a user (with administrator privileges)…

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Microsoft: “We are aware of reports of activation exploits…”

Microsoft has just released a statement to CNET News confirming the fact that hackers managed to crack the windows 7 RTM Ultimate activation. The statement says: We are aware of reports of activation exploits that attempt…

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Windows 7 RTM Language Packs Leaked

Yesterday, SolidBlogger reported that the LIPs (Language Interface Packs) or MUI (Multilingual User Interface) for the Windows 7 RTM have been leaked on various torrent sites. Language Interface Packs allow users…

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Windows 7 Build 7600.16385 Leaked

Again, another build leak. Maybe this is the RTM, but let’s not get too hopeful like last time. Nonetheless, Wzor has stated that 16385 is “very, very possible FINAL RTM…

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Installing a Browser in Windows 7 E

After the EU’s antitrust case against Microsoft for ‘abusing its dominant position’ in the browsers usage share by bundling Internet Explorer along with Windows 7, Microsoft has decided to ship an “E” version…

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Brandon LeBlanc: “We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7″

Several rumours concerning the Windows 7 RTM (Release to Marketing) jammed the internet in the past week. Some people (including myself) thought that Microsoft has finally signed off an RTM build with…

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Windows 7 RTM build 7600 leaked?

There are reports tonight that the ‘reputed’ RTM build (7600.16384.090710-1945) of Windows 7 has already leaked to the internet.  Actually I got this story from my mother which I’m sure will amuse…

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Windows 7 Launched Early For Business Users End Of July

Russian Twitter user Deeper2k recently tweeted a picture of an official mailing from Microsoft to Russian reseller partners, saying that business users with Software Assurance contracts before 31 August will…

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