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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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Seadragon.com Launched

At Seadragon.com you can share any image on the web as a zoomable photo. Simply point Seadragon.com at any image you’ve got on the web, and in no time flat, you’ve got a zoomable viewer just like this one. Share […]

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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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EU Vista, XP users can also push IE off Windows.

The devil is in the details, so Ars digs into the nitty-gritty of Microsoft’s proposed browser ballot for European Union residents. Most EU Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will see the browser ballot screen that lets them […]

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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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Microsoft to open open first stores in Arizona, California

Microsoft plans to open two of its first retail locations in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mission Viejo, Calif. The software maker confirmed on Tuesday that it has signed leases in both spots as part of an effort to launch its first […]

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Australia Recognises Its First Visually Impaired MVP

MVP Kenny Johar was recently awarded the Microsoft MVP Award, for his contributions towards Internet Explorer. He has carved out a successful IT career by helping to make technology, more accessible to Australia’s visually impaired. 

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Microsoft, Yahoo! deal confirmed – Change Search Landscape

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide […]

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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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Branded Platinum Visa Credit Cards from Linux!

Linux Foundation, the non-profit that supports the growth of the Linux kernel, is today announcing an affinity Visa Platinum credit card for people who want to contribute to advancing the OS through the organization’s initiatives.

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Microsoft Wave website launched

Microsoft Wave is a cool new site from Microsoft UK team that isn’t trying to sell anything, simply showing the breadth of cool technology that Microsoft is involved in. 

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China Gets Microsoft Office for $29.

Microsoft is cutting the price of Office and offering the free versions of Word, Excel, and other programs to head off competition from Google and other rivals that offer similar software at little or no cost.

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White House bans Twitter

White House has blocked online access to Twitter. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the admission today, while acknowledging that he does not Twitter because the world knows enough already about what he’s doing. Gibbs clearly doesn’t appreciate the […]

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Bill Gates’ July 2009 India visit – In brief.

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, announced an increase in his foundation’s AIDS prevention commitment in India to $338 million, saying India’s AIDS prevention could be a model for the rest of the world.

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Linus: “Microsoft Hatred Is a Disease”

Microsoft has recently submitted around 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, all licensed under the GPL. Some have criticized the move as a selfish one. What does Linus Torvalds, Linux’ benevolent dictator, think about all this?

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Watch Bill Gates Live at Microsoft Research India 5th Anniversary

Bill Gates will be in India to inaugurate the 5th year anniversary celebrations of the Microsoft Research Centre and attend a symposium on “Research and Innovation – The Keys to India’s Future” on Friday, 24 July 2009.

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Microsoft launches The Windows Partner Blog.

Microsoft today, kicked off a brand new blog – Windows Partner Blog. Here, many of Microsoft’s partners will have a chance to do guest blogs to talk about their products and Windows.

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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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Mac OS X gets a rootkit manual

Over the past decade, the world has seen advances in rootkits running on Windows and Unix operating systems that few would have thought possible.

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Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

In a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree.