Microsoft is giving students a reason to turn their backs on the Mac’s by announcing a new offer to help promote PC’s running Windows 7 operating system. Starting May 22, Microsoft is offering a free XBox 360 (with 4GB of storage) to folks who pay $699 or more for a Windows 7 PC – note they do not say “laptop,” which suggests that makers like HP and Dell are trying to boost their waning, post-PC sales.
This is a great deal students but it definitely points to a bit of a fire sale when it comes to the smaller, less memory equipped XBox console along with the PCs that are currently More >
We recently reported about Microsoft’s Windows 8 OEM copy being leaked, it was only a matter of time before the Windows modding community started bringing as many Windows 8 features to Windows 7 as possible.
One of the features of the Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 OS is the updated taskbar that features a small user picture tile in the notification area of the taskbar. The user picture tile displays which user is currently logged in, and gives quick access to Control Panel and User Account settings right from the taskbar.
The upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server will remove the formerly bundled open source Samba software and replace it with Apple’s own tools for Windows file sharing and network directory services. The Samba team has moved active development of the project to the more strict GPLv3 license, which prevents Apple from realistically using the software commercially. Due to the licensing restrictions that Apple is encountering, the company has decided to remove Samba, the mechanism OS X uses to connect to Windows file and network directory services, from Mac OS X Lion. The upcoming More >
As promised, Microsoft released Windows 7 SP1 (Service Pack 1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Service Pack 1) to public as a free download.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level. It also provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback. This enables organizations to deploy a single set of updates.
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CES 2011 has brought us tons of innovations this year but perhaps one of the biggest isn’t something that would help you out in your business ventures. Meet the Razer Switchblade, a palm-sized, touch-screen gaming PC with a transforming keyboard that is quickly becoming one of my personal favorites from CES. The Switchblade is powered by an Intel Atom chip and is about the size of a hardback book when folded up, but flip it open to unveil a 7-inch touchscreen display and a smallish style keyboard. The innovation here is the keyboard, which can change on the fly to anything from an English More >
Google began sending out invites for the upcoming Chrome OS event which will be held in San Francisco on December 7.
An invitation from the Chrome team
On December 7, you are invited to join us for an event in San Francisco, where we plan to share some exciting news about Chrome. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Chrome OS was originally unveiled by Google to the public for the first time in July last year. Chrome OS represents Google’s point of view of what an OS should be like in this day and age. It is an open source operating system, More >
Apple introduced AirPrint, the wireless printing technology with the latest version of iOS. AirPrint was originally intended to work over shared printers connected to Mac and Windows as well. But, this functionality was removed from the final release of iOS 4.2.1. Consequently, AirPrint on iOS 4.2.1 only works over certain models of HP printers.
Follow the step-by-step instructions provided below will help you to re-enable AirPrint on Windows.Prerequisites:
Just last week, a New York based company named Adafruit announced that they would be offering $2,000 for the group or individual who can come up with an open source driver for Microsoft’s new Kinect. Basically a base-level software that would make it possible to use it for purposes other than its standard XBox 60 + TV usage. The bounty may have been claimed today today. In a video uploaded on YouTube, you can see its motor being controlled by a Windows 7 PC. The software is also shown to be reading data from Kinect’s accelerometer.
Microsoft’s reply to all this:
“Microsoft does not condone More >
Recently Microsoft announced that Windows 7 hit 150 million licenses, which translates to about 7 copies a second, but that doesn’t mean the folks over at Microsoft aren’t planning for the future. The software giant is already beginning to prep OEMs on Windows 8, at least according to leaked slides. It doesn’t look as if they have any ideas pat planned for sure but there are some larger themes being discussed as of right now, for example improved start-up, wake-from-sleep times to be nearly instantaneous, the addition of higher-speed interconnects such as USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0, hard More >