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May 31, 2009  3:45 AM

Windows 7 Wireless Networking

Posted by: Brien Posey
Wi-Fi, Windows 7, Wireless Networking

Lately I have been doing a lot of work with the Windows 7 Release Candidate. One strange issue that I keep running into is that I keep losing my wireless networking connection. I have been using an HP laptop with 4 GB of RAM to evaluate Windows 7. For some reason, my wireless network connection...

May 28, 2009  3:28 PM

Why Does Windows 7 Think it’s Vista?

Posted by: Brien Posey
versioning, Windows 7, Windows Vista

For quite a while now we have known that the next Windows release is going to be Windows 7. The interesting thing is though, that Windows 7 will use an internal version number of 6.1. Actually, the version number is going to be longer than that, but we won't know the full version number until...

May 23, 2009  4:19 PM

Windows 7 Wireless Networking

Posted by: Brien Posey
Wi-Fi, Windows 7, Wireless Networking

I just installed the Windows 7 release candidate for the third time. For some reason this hadn't registered with me until now, but the installer is actually designed to detect any wireless networks that happen to be in range. You can set up wireless networking as a part of the initial installation...

April 28, 2009  3:28 AM

Talking About Windows

Posted by: Brien Posey
Talking About Windows, Video Blog, Windows 7

Microsoft has just created a new Windows 7 video blog called Talking About Windows. This blog is geared toward IT professionals. It features videos from the engineers who built Windows 7 providing...

April 25, 2009  2:51 AM

Windows XP Compatibility for Windows 7

Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows XP, WIndows XP compatibility

Yesterday I was reading everyone’s opinions of Windows 7 on various technology related blogs. Some of the blogs predict that Windows 7 is going to be the final nail in the coffin for Microsoft....

April 23, 2009  2:14 AM

Windows 7 Starter Edition

Posted by: Brien Posey
netbook, Windows 7, Windows 7 starter edition

In a slow economy, it is no surprise that netbooks are really starting to become popular. These low end laptops are small in size, and typically sell for around $300.

April 19, 2009  4:10 AM

A Site for Sore Eyes

Posted by: Brien Posey
clear type, display calibration, fonts, Windows 7

As someone who writes an astronomical amount of content each week, my eyes tend to get fatigued from staring at my monitors all the time.  Making the transition from CRT monitors to...

April 16, 2009  3:21 AM

Windows 7 Editions

Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Home Premium

A while back I recall seeing a list of all of the different versions of Windows 7 that Microsoft was planning to offer. At the time I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the list, but I do remember...

April 1, 2009  12:51 AM

Natural Language Interfaces

Posted by: Brien Posey
Bill Gates, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Natural Language Interface, Windows 7

I was thinking about my recent blog posts about the Windows 7 touch interface, and about other ways of interacting with a computer. I seem to recall attending a Bill Gates key note a few years ago,...

March 31, 2009  2:32 AM

Touch screen gestures

Posted by: Brien Posey
gestures, touch screen, Windows 7

In yesterday’s column, I mentioned that I was going to use today’s column to tell you about the gestures that are supported by Windows 7’s touch interface. Some of the gestures that are...

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