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    Browser Ballot Screen from March 1st

    The new screen, seen here, will pop up for any European Windows (XP/Vista/7) user who has IE set as their default browser, starting around March 1st. It randomizes new choices for web browsers in an impartial manner, offering direct links to download. It's like Microsoft is saying, "Hey, it's...
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    Internet Explorer 9

    Link Removed - Invalid URL As General Manager of the team, Dean Hachamovitch is responsible for the design, development, and release of Internet Explorer. We welcome Dean back to the stage as one of our MIX10 keynoters in Las Vegas next month. After all, what would our premier web conference...
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    Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7

    In the coming days, we’ll be deploying a new update for Windows Activation Technologies, the set of built-in activation and validation components built into Windows 7. Called Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, this update will detect more than 70 known and potentially...
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    7700.0.100122 screens

    Was visiting Wzors site and found these 7700.0.100122-1900_x64fre_client_en-us-GRMCXFRE_EN_DVD.iso screen shots. Early Windows 8 builds? Or maybe just SP1 betas? Any ways these builds are post-RTM. Link Removed due to 404 Error Link Removed due to 404 Error
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    iPad?

    With the announcement of Apples new iPad device and its features revealed, I was interested to find out how many people would actually look at buying one. Personally, I think its a big let down with lots of features missing to get me interested. Firstly, 4:3? Big black bars around your video...
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    WineBottler Turns Windows Programs into Standalone OS X Applications

    Mac only: Wine has always been popular among Linux users for running Windows programs, but Wine is available for Mac, too—and now, free utility WineBottler can "bottle" Windows programs into separate application bundles that run as standalone Mac apps. Lifehacker >>
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    Windows 7 "God Mode"

    Found this, thought its was interesting Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder. Link...
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    Close All Windows from the Windows 7 Taskbar

    Heres a useful little shortcut you can create for your taskbar that closes all open programs pinned to your taskbar. Works good. LifeHacker >>
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    Windows 7 COD MW2 no dedi servers

    fourzerotwo from Infinity Ward has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 WILL NO HAVE DEDICATED SERVERS for PC. DEAL BREAKER Instead it will behave like consoles and connect to listen servers on some IW.Net rubbish. This will also mean no mods, custom maps and charged DLC. No clan servers either. No...
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    OCZ Vertex 1.4 FW

    OCZ has released two new firmwares for their Vertex/Vertex EX drives (does not include TURBO) 1.4 and 1.41. Heres what I've learnt so far: 1.4 has TRIM and will suit Win 7 and any OS with TRIM support. 1.41 has GC and will suit any OS with no TRIM support or raid arrays. You can only flash...
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    Microsoft Courier

    It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we've all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet. Gizmodo >>
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    Light Peak Technology

    Light Peak is the code-name for a new high-speed optical cable technology designed to connect your electronic devices to each other. Light Peak delivers high bandwidth starting at 10Gb/s with the potential ability to scale to 100Gb/s over the next decade. At 10Gb/s, you could transfer a...
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    Add jumplist for Winamp

    This is a nice plugin for Winamp that add full jumplist support. Very nice. Check it out here Link Removed due to 404 Error Lots of settings to play with too.
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    Disable the Libraries Feature on Windows 7

    Ive seen this request in these boards before. Personally, I think its best new feature in Windows 7. Anyways, if your interested heres how Link Removed - Invalid URL
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    SSD Users

    I was interested to find out how people are looking after their SSD drive. For example, do you just move your browsers cache to another drive, or move as many writes off it as you can, or do you just do nothing? Are you concerned about the number of writes to your SSD and how long it will last...
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    Microsoft's Pressure-Sensitive Keyboard Could Change The Way You Type

    It's only a prototype at the moment, but the pressure-sensitive keyboard Microsoft has cooking up promises to make your typing far more efficientFor example, font size could be changed based on how much pressure you apply to a key and typos could be reduced by gauging the pressure applied to...
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    Microsoft scraps Windows 7 'E' version for Europe

    Microsoft confirmed late on Friday that it plans to kill off the Windows 7 'E' version for Europe. In a statement a company official confirmed Windows 7 E is no more: In the wake of last week's developments, as well as continuing feedback on Windows 7 E that we have received from computer...
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    Custom wallpaper collections

    Do you love customizing your Windows desktop? If you do, you'll love this trick! By default, Windows 7 includes several locations to choose pictures and desktop backgrounds from, such as Windows Desktop Backgrounds, Pictures Library, Top Rated Photos, and Solid Colors. In this article, I will...
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    RTM Confirmed

    Its done, officially confirmed by Ballmer. I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going through significant testing and meeting our quality...
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    Intel® Matrix Storage Manager

    I came across these updated drivers if anyone is interested. They have support for Windows 7 RC. Supports SATA RAID 5/10 on specific desktop platforms, SATA RAID 0/1, AHCI, and matrix RAID on specific desktop and mobile platforms
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