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  • The Vista Daily #16

    <sigh> I wish American Idol would let you vote to boot people instead of keep them. Then Sanjaya would have been sent home a while ago. That's why 13 year olds shouldn't have cell phones. But I digress. Anyway, here's what's been going on with Microsoft in the last 48 hours... Second Life has traced...
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  • Windows Vista: Don't Call It Delayed, and Don't Call It Longhorn

    One of the more interesting series of conversations I has with Microsoft employees around CES regarded the infamous " Longhorn Reset " (Original Posts: Part 1 | Part 2 | JimAll Video ). You see, by trying to put a positive spin on what was going on, Microsoft missed an opportunity to communicate a clear...
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  • PowerTogether.com Giveaway Closed, 30K Copies Won

    As Ina Fried reports , Microsoft's free Vista & Office giveaway at PowerTogether.com is over. Apparently, 30,000 copies was the limit. And Microsoft outdid themselves this time . With the average retail price being $399 (Vista Biz @ $299 + Office Pro @ $499 / 2), Microsoft just gave away almost ...
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  • Yes, I really did buy Intel

    Well as you can see by the canuck's post below, I ordered an Intel Core2 Duo. I did this mainly because I want to have my system upgraded so I don't have to change hardware too soon and deal with the re-activations of vista and office etc... Anyway here is what I ordered: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4...
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  • CNET looks at the Post-Gates Era

    CNET takes a moment to ask members of the community what their thoughts are on Windows in a post-Bill Gates Era at Microsoft when he departs the company in 2008 . Our very own Robert McLaws was one of those community members they interviewed. I totally agree with what Robert said. Gate hasn't really...
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  • My New Columns!

    I've started up three new weekly "round-up" columns this week: "This Week with Windows" - a weekly round-up of conversations within our community along with some commentary by me of course. I think this is a great way to try and showcase some of the great stuff being put out by the Windows Community...
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  • A Few Vista CPP Updates

    Here's a few updates on Microsoft's Customer Preview Program for Windows Vista: Users flock to download Vista through the CPP: As of last night, over 18,000 orders of Windows Vista Beta 2 were made! Also: CPP Customers will get access to RC1 when available.
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  • Windows Vista Beta 2 CPP Launched

    The Windows Vista Beta 2 Customer Preview Program has officially launched this evening making Build 5384.4 available to the masses. Not in the Technical Beta Program and dying for a chance to test out Microsoft's next version of Windows? You can now sign up to download images to burn to DVD's to install...
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  • My WinHEC 2006 Round-up

    You can view a round-up of my WinHEC 2006 Coverage by clicking here. Overall, I found my experience at WinHEC very rewarding.
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  • Windows Mobile Device Center

    Microsoft is using "Centers" to control certain aspects of Windows rather than smothering you with tons of "Wizards". And in one area they use a Center is for Windows Mobile Device Control. You can read about Windows Mobile Device Center by clicking here to visit a new blog offered by The Hive called...
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