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January, 2010

January 31, 2010  11:21 PM

What You Need to Know About Windows 7 Security

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, BitLocker, DEP, PMIE, security, UAC, User Account Control, Windows 7

Windows 7 is the most secure desktop operating system Microsoft has yet developed. As exhibited in Microsoft's most recent Security Intelligence...

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January 31, 2010  11:13 PM

Hints of Windows 7 SP1

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Patch, service pack, sp1, update, Windows 7

Windows 7 has only been officially available for a little over three months now. It has become the fastest-selling operating system to date for Microsoft and its success has driven a significant jump in revenue and earnings for Microsoft. Still, its not perfect. There will be vulnerabilities...

January 31, 2010  11:07 PM

More Hidden Windows 7 Features

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aero, Easter Egg, GodMode, themes, wallpaper, Windows 7

Aside from the original "godmode" and the pantheon of additional "godmode" text...

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January 31, 2010  10:56 PM

The Many “GodModes” of Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration settings, Control Panel, god mode, GodMode, Windows 7

I wrote earlier about an Easter Egg in Windows 7 that grants access to a vast array of configuration settings by simply entering a secret string of text at the end of a folder name when...

January 31, 2010  10:05 AM

HP Mini 5102 Netbook: iPad Killer?

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, capacitive multi-touch, HP, iPad, netbook, touchscreen, Windows 7

HP certainly never built up the level of media buzz and industry hype for the Mini 5102 netbook as Apple did leading up to the unveiling of the iPad tablet PC, but ounce for...

January 31, 2010  8:59 AM

Where is my Microsoft Courier Tablet PC?

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, business, Courier, enterprise, iPad, Microsoft, tablet PC

The Microsoft Courier tablet PC has been on my wish list since I saw the "leaked" video from Gizmodo. Looks bad-ass. Sign me up. But, alas, Microsoft did not take advantage of the premier gadget event of the year--the...

January 31, 2010  8:38 AM

Understatement Fail: “Windows 7 May Face Attacks in 2010″

Posted by: Tony Bradley
attacks, Flaw, malware, security, virus, vulnerabilities, Windows 7, worm

It ranks up there in prescience with predictions like "Yankees will play baseball in 2010", or "Families will eat dinner in 2010", or "The Republicans will put special interests and big business contributors ahead of what is best for the country or the constituents they represent in 2010". You get...

January 31, 2010  8:21 AM

Playing “God” in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration, Control Panel, GodMode, settings, Windows 7

It won't get you legions of followers willing to part with their hard-earned cash, or grant you the ability to throw lightning bolts, or turn lead to gold or anything, but there is an Easter Egg that has been uncovered in...

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January 31, 2010  8:12 AM

Get Windows 7 and Office 2007 at Half Price

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, Office 2007, Office 2010, Open Value Subscription, OVS, promotion, Software Assurance, Windows 7

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to the latest desktop operating system and office productivity suite as appealing as possible. That is why it

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January 27, 2010  10:29 PM

Seven Things Microsoft Should Do in 2010

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ballmer, Microsoft, Office, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Yahoo, Zune

Microsoft has as much ying as it does yang in the success department these days. Windows 7 appears to be a grand slam hit, but Internet Explorer continues to be a bit of a whipping post, the Zune is cool but offers little competition for the iPods of the world, and if Windows Mobile 7 is delayed...

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