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Keyboard for Windows 7 from Microsoft Hardware

Microsoft has launched the ergonomist-approved Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, which utilizes a Comfort Curve layout that encourages natural wrist posture with a slight six-degree curve. This new desktop set combines the Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard layout with a soft-touch palm […]

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Pricing for Windows 7 in India.

Microsoft India has confirmed to us that, “the Retail price in India, of the Full Packaged Product (FPP) Software offering of Windows 7 will be about 10-12% 30-35% lower than equivalent Windows Vista offering.” Update: The final pricing appears at […]

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Windows 7 E version for Europe scrapped.

Microsoft said late Friday that it won’t ship the Windows 7 “E” version of Windows even though Europe has yet to sign off on its revised plan. The plan calls for the company to ship Windows 7 with Internet Explorer, […]

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Free Windows 7 Themes & Login Screens from EMI Music.

UK music giant EMI have used Twitter to point music consumers to musicthemesfor7.com, suggesting they will become the first major media organization to launch a number of commercial-quality-yet-free theme packs and welcome screens for Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, […]

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Microsoft: Reasons to upgrade from XP to Windows 7

In response to a query from my MVP collegue Vijay : “What exactly is the incentive for users to upgrade XP to 7? Is it purely gfx? I would honestly like to know what feature 7 offers that can’t be […]

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Last day to participate in the Best Windows Website Contest

Tomorrow, July 30, 2009, 1.30 PM, UTC, is the last day for submitting entries to the Best Windows Website Contest 2009. So if are a blogger and you havent yet participated, you may want to consider participating. The credentials of […]

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Opera happy with Microsoft ballot screen; but gets greedy!

Opera Software, the Norwegian browser maker that sparked an antitrust investigation into Microsoft’s European business practices, said it is “very happy” with Microsoft’s offer to provide users a choice of browsers, but says now the deal should be extended worldwide.

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Windows 7 has RTM’d !

Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing. 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 bar for RTM.

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The Economic Impact of Microsoft’s Windows 7, Worldwide

Windows 7, Microsoft’s follow-on to Windows Vista, will become commercially available in October 2009. For Microsoft, the launch of Window 7 suggests strong growth in client operating systems again.  But the impact of Windows 7 will reach far beyond Microsoft, […]

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Windows Live Planet is a Microsoft initiative.

A forum member had posted a few days back about Windows Live Planet, a new an online destination that allows you to Find a Match or even chat to your friends Online. there were certain doubts being raised on the […]

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More Windows Vista SP2 Languages Released to Windows Update

The first wave of languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese) was made available in May 2009, on Windows Update at that time. Today, Microsoft is releasing the remaining languages for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Windows […]

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Microsoft to charge Europeans double for Windows 7

European customers will pay up to twice as much for Windows 7 compared to U.S. users, even though the new operating system will ship without a browser in Europe, according to Microsoft.

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Microsoft to launch Windows 7 Upgrade Option website on 26th June

Neowin has learnt that on June 26th Microsoft will be launching a new website Windows7UpgradeOption. What will be provided on Friday is unknown but we may finally find out pricing options for Windows 7 upgrades or it could possibly show […]

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Microsoft confirms Windows 7 Box art designs

Microsoft approached the packaging for Windows 7 the same way we approached the product – by listening to what our customers told us they wanted: make it a simple clean design, easy to open, and reduce waste. Customers told us […]

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Windows 7 RC program closes August 15th

If you are still on the Windows 7 Beta you may want to move to the Windows 7 RC fast. Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st.

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Windows 7 RTM sign off set for July 13?

Wzor is claiming that the final sign off is set for July 13th. According to a translation, this is the final roadmap for Windows 7:

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Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Internet Pack to EU customers.

Microsoft will offer European customers an “Internet Pack” that includes IE8 when they buy a retail copy of Windows 7, which will be sold sans browser.  There will be a Windows 7 Internet Pack available to consumers who buy the […]

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What can Windows 7 run on?

What can Windows 7 run on? “I asked if you’d had a chance to run the Beta or Release Candidate version on one of your older machines yet – and I received a welcome deluge of emails from people who […]

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Windows 7 on a Pentium II.

Forum member hackerman1 has done something extraordinary. He has got his Windows 7 to run on a P2 with 266MHz CPU, 96MB RAM & 4Mb graphic card !

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Springboard Series Blog – Now part of The Windows Blog!

The Springboard Series Blog will now be part of The Windows Blog! By partnering with The Windows Blog, Microsoft is taking one more step towards creating that one stop shop for key information on Windows through blogging at one location. 

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Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit Now Publically Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the public availability of the Beta release for the Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit.  The toolkit allows ISVs to submit and receive the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo for their products. Improvements, including self-test for […]

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What will Windows 7 cost ?

Forum member whs, has posted the proposed pricing for Windows 7, which he received from the Florida Computer Club. While not official, some information has leaked about editions that will be available for individual sale in the US.