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January, 2009

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January 29, 2009  1:22 AM

Escrow Build Released for Vista / Server 2008 SP2

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Microsoft has just released the Escrow build of Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 to beta testers. For those who are not familiar with Microsoft’s beta cycle, an escrow build is a build in...

January 27, 2009  5:55 AM

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Microsoft has just released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 8. Although I haven’t had a chance to download it yet, I just received an E-Mail message from someone at Microsoft who...


January 23, 2009  3:14 AM

Do We Really Need the Suggested Sites Feature?

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When you open the Beta version of Internet Explorer 8 that comes bundled with Windows 7 for the first time, there is a pop-up that asks you if you want to enable suggested sites. The text on the...


January 22, 2009  5:00 AM

Windows Vista Mobile Power Management

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In today’s blog post, I want to write about a really simple setting that saves me a lot of frustration. Although I have a desktop system on my desk, I tend to use a laptop pretty often too. The...


January 20, 2009  4:02 AM

Location Awareness Anyone?

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I have been spending a lot of time lately playing with the latest Windows 7 beta. One of the new features that appears in this beta is

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January 13, 2009  5:49 PM

Windows 7 Beta System Requirements

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Although I have had a copy of the Windows 7 beta for quite some time now, the system requirements seemed to have fallen through the...


January 10, 2009  3:14 AM

The Windows Experience Index

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When Microsoft created Vista, one of the new features that they introduced was the Windows Experience Index. The basic idea was that the index was an easy way of benchmarking your system's performance. Microsoft had hoped to entice software vendors to use experience index levels instead of minimum...


January 9, 2009  4:51 PM

Windows 7 Beta Goes Public

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As a freelance technical writer, one of the most frustrating things for me is to have access to information that I can't write about. The Windows 7 beta is a classic example of this. I have had a copy of the Windows 7 beta for quite some time now, but haven't been able to write about it because of...


January 3, 2009  5:03 AM

Windows 7’s 32-Bit Architecture

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For a while, there was a rumor going around that Windows 7 was going to be the first version of Windows that was only released in a 64-bit version. According to all of my sources though, Microsoft...


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