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Wed
30
May
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Hardware Issues Continue To Plague Vista

Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista any time soon? Vote your opinion at the end of this article! -- At the annual WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) earlier this month, Microsoft issued new numbers in an attempt to bridge troubled ... waters concerning the success of their new Windows Vista operating system (OS). Microsoft claims to have sold almost 40 million copies of Windows Vista in its first 100 days, twice as many copies of Windows XP after its first 100 days. The big question is, who's buying them? PC makers under contract with them? Consumers aren't buying them at a rapid ... (view more)

Wed
23
May
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'Revolution Os', and 'Pasteurizer'

Revolution Os Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. The video is 1 hr, 25 min and very interesting! http://video.google.com Pasteurizer Clipboard Enhancement ... Utility enhances the Windows clipboard. It supports pasting multiple texts, as well as the ability to copy & paste files from Explorer as text paths. In addition it provides some basic computer info, such as host name, IP address and free drive space. http://www.freeutils.net/pasteurizer/index.jsp ... (view more)

Wed
14
Feb
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Vista Follow-Up Expected in 2009

It hasn't been more than two weeks since Vista shipped, but already Microsoft is talking about its successor. Ben Fathi, corporate vice president of development with Microsoft's Windows Core Operating System Division, revealed that the next OS might ... ship in 2009. "You can think roughly two, two-and-a-half years is a reasonable time frame that our partners can depend on and can work with," Fathi said at a conference in San Francisco. "That's a good timeframe for refresh." (Source: hardocp.com ) Although Vista was shipped about two and a half years after Service Pack 2 for Windows XP was ... (view more)

Tue
30
Jan
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Windows Vista DRM: 'Suicidal'

A lot of the hoopla surrounding the new Windows Vista operating system (OS) is based on it's new multimedia capabilities. However, users purchasing Vista to use the much-hyped and enhanced multimedia capabilities to watch high definition or blu-ray ... DVDs -- or to listen to audio CDs -- may be in for a very upsetting surprise. In a disturbing, albeit, eye-opening white paper detailing a cost analysis of Windows Vista Contect Protection, Peter Gutmann (a Department of Computer Science security engineering researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand) details the consequences of ... (view more)

Fri
29
Dec
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Vista Activation Crack Improved

It wasn't so long ago that we reported on a Vista crack , which gave hackers access to the new operating system (OS) without ever paying a dime. Now, it appears that crack has been improved, and it means more headaches for Microsoft as the home ... release of Vista nears in only a month's time. The original crack surrounded setting up a Key Management Server, and then exposing a weakness in Microsoft supported Voice Activation 2.0. By doing this, hackers could gain free access to Vista for 180 days before the activation ran out. That's six months, and although not an eternity, it's certainly ... (view more)

Fri
17
Nov
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Microsoft To Snuff Pirated Vista Software

Microsoft announced Wednesday that pirated versions of it's Vista operating system (OS) will be of "limited value" to anyone who has received a copy of the company's newest version of Windows. The new OS is said to have integrated anti-counterfeit ... technology, which disables the pirated versions from being used. (Source: pcworld.com) The software giant's announcement comes as a reaction to earlier reports that the key code to "crack" Vista's activation process was posted on peer-to-peer networks, Usenet groups and BitTorrent download sites. (Source: informationweek.com) Although Microsoft is " ... (view more)

Tue
19
Sep
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'Atomic Os', and 'Arrange Startup'

Atomic Os Atomic OS is a responsive Web 2.0 operating environment and development platform. Based on AJAX techniques, it emulates/provides standard operating system features including a command-line shell, interpreter, filesystem, database access ... and GUI services. But even this is an inadequate description. It's multi-platform for one -- all it needs is Firefox -- and it's rather portable for another. No server is required so you can carry it on a USB key, send your applications to friends, employees, and workteams via email. http://atomos.sourceforge.net/ Arrange Startup A lot of programs ... (view more)

Wed
13
Sep
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'React Os V. 0.3', and 'Hard Drive Indicator'

React Os V. 0.3 ReactOS is an effort to create a Free Software replacement for Microsoft Windows that is compatible with existing MS Windows hardware and software. For more information about the project, review the wiki . ... http://www.reactos.org/xhtml/en/index.html Hard Drive Indicator Hard Drive Indicator (HDI) displays a system tray icon of your local physical disks. It has a 5 bar resolution for both read and write operations and uses small memory footprint with low CPU utilization. It auto-calibrates itself to ensure that the output is relative to the disk usage for the previous 60 seconds ... (view more)

Fri
04
Aug
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'You Os', and 'Vnc Navigator'

You Os YouOS is a web operating system that lets you run diverse applications within a web browser that includes small applications like sticky notes or clocks. It also includes large applications like word processing, mp3 players, and instant ... messaging. Even better, it's very easy to tweak an existing application or write your own! https://www.youos.com/ Vnc Navigator VNC Navigator allows you to quickly connect to your VNC servers. The most popular versions of VNC are supported: TightVNC, RealVNC, and UltraVNC. Connect to servers with only a double click of the mouse -- and your passwords ... (view more)

Tue
11
Jul
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'Top 10 Web Developer Libraries', and 'Os Vids'

Top 10 Web Developer Libraries According to the author, "I decided to make a list of the top libraries that I have come across or that I personally use. Libraries can be a web developers best friend. They are great resources to learn from and can ... save hours and hours of time. These libraries include JavaScript, Ajax, Colors, PHP, and CSS. These should be in any web developers bookmarks, so go ahead and look through these libraries and bookmark your favorite ones. The list is in no particular order." http://www.cameronolthuis.com/2006/06/top-10-web-developer-libraries/ OSVids OSVids ... (view more)

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