Starting October 22nd, many people will start the process of upgrading from previous versions of Windows to Windows 7 RTM. After spending a long while with Windows 7 as my main OS since January 7th, I am excited about this major release that introduces many benefits to daily experiences on the PC at home and work. I want to take a look at installing Windows 7 and I will also be doing an Upgrade Story in a future post, just to get an idea of what its like. Let's get started!
This October Windows 7 will be released to the public and unlike past upgrades most users, including those who are using Windows XP, won't be able to upgrade to Windows 7 without backing up data to an external hard drive and reformatting their computer. For novice computer users this can be a tricky process but thanks to PCmover, upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 is simple.
I used to take great pride in all the work I put into customizing Firefox on my netbook. I had installed several extensions, even diving into the source to make an old favorite compatible, all for a few extra pixels. After all of this work, I loved showing off my netbook optimized installation of Firefox to other netbook users but this always led to a lengthy customization process on their netbooks. Now, thanks to the Meerkat Firefox Extension, optimizing your netbook for the web only takes 30 seconds.
For most people, a computer that is constantly lagging, freezing, crashing, or otherwise performing poorly is due cause for drastic measures. Sometimes, computers only a few years old are simply replaced when they start acting up. Other times, said computer is brought to a specialist and the consumer is charged a hefty premium in order to address the issues at hand.
Microsoft will release its new Bing search engine worldwide on June 3rd in an attempt to recapture some of the market share lost to Google. Bing offers a dynamic searching experience with each query having a customized refining of possible matches using an algorithm to offer several categories of search results. Your search results will be organized into different subcategories collectively called Guided Search depending on relevency to your original search terms. One of the things I dislike about the current search engines available is the sheer volume of irrelevent clutter interspersed within the results. Hopefully, Bing's technology will offer a new solution to this problem, which will increase productivity and decrease time spent clicking on links that are otherwise useless to the original search query. TechCrunch has a write-up on first impressions using a pre-release version of Bing.
Microsoft announced details and pricing for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. The new suite of office applications will be launched January 15, 2008. There will be three versions of Office for Mac, priced from $149 to $499.
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