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Windows 7 Gets Official OS-tan Theme

Windows 7 Gets Official OS-tan Theme

Japan really gets all the good stuff. Aside from the Windows 7 whopper from Burger King, they also get a new theme that is voiced by popular seiyuu idol, Mizuki Nana, along with an


Are sidebars really useful?

When it was first introduced as a feature of Windows™ Vista, I was one of many who dismissed it as another marketing ploy to lure tech savvy individuals to the new OS.


Five Technology Disappointments in 2007

I think 2007 was (and still is) a good year for technology-geeks. There’s a bunch of quality products blew us (and our pockets) away like the PSP Slim, the new Zune and iPod


Visual Studio 2008

I just finished downloading my copy of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 via the Microsoft Developer Network. What’s weird about it is I was able to download the Professional Edition, which still has the


Mulitple Logins for Yahoo Messenger

One of the major limitations I’ve found with Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger is that they allow just single logins. While this provides a bit of security, there are times when you


XP performance tweaks

While we’re waiting for Vista to get better or Windows 7 (probably 3 years to go), or contemplating on a Windows alternative altogether like Mac’s Leopard or LInux’s Ubuntu, don’t throw your XP partition


Microsoft Bows to EU

After three years of resistance, Microsoft has finally agreed to start complying with a European Commission 2004 anti-monopoly ruling against it. The commission said the US firm would now “comply with its


Software Review: Week 4

Sorry for another late review, things were a bit hectic for our graduate class so I had very little time to assess stuff, much less review my posts for typo so I’m doing it


Windows XP SP3 leaked details

It’s been a long time coming but Window’s XP Service Pack 3 is coming.As with SP2, Service Pack 3 will consist mainly of previously-released hot fixes and security patches so you don’t have to


IE7 removes WGA check

The first time IE7, I was a bit confused at Microsoft’s intent. At first, they wanted to compete with Firefox by providing a “free,” safe and optimal browser to compete with Firefox, Opera


Software Review: Week 2

I had a bit of trouble writing a review for this week. I’ve had about six people pestering (yes, it was beyond nagging guys) me to blog about one of the hot issues


The Storm superworm

No this isn’t a security bulletin but if you’re thinking that your computer is safe from viruses and malware, think again. What is Storm? If you’ve been seeing floods of emails and IM messages that try


Microsoft launches Office Live Workspace Beta

Another Web service is added to Microsoft’s already long list of .Net integrated services with the brand “Live”


XP stays awhile longer

Another score for the demanding masses, Microsoft decides to add another few months to XP’s lifeline. Large PC manufacturers were slated to have to stop selling XP after January 31. However, they have successfully lobbied


Microsoft ‘Stealth Update’ Proving Problematic

Microsoft ‘Stealth Update’ Proving Problematic

if you’ve read my post about the confirmation of Microsoft’s Stealth Updates for Windows XP and believed Microsoft’s claims, stating that this is a ?normal behavior? for XP and Vista machines then think again. According


Excel 2007 Bug

Excel 2007 Bug

If you multiply 850 by 77.1, the result should be 65535. However, Office 2007’s computations gives out an answer of 10000. Try it


Ask Bill Gates

Ever wanted ask one of the world’s most recognized people your burning questions on Office, Windows, Halo and Microsoft in general? Here’s your chance. Bill Gates has agreed to take questions from


Vista vulnerable to old viruses

Vista vulnerable to old viruses

I found some rumors awhile back that there were some laptops with pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium comes laden with a virus. A friend email a picture to confirm that. The


Microsoft’s Virtual Earth

Microsoft’s Virtual Earth

Microsoft?s Stephen Lawler gives a brief tour of Google Earth’s future competitor, Virtual Earth. A short rendezvous through its hyperreal 3D cityscapes reveals a staggering amount of detail into focus. Even at the


How much storage is enough?

How much storage is enough?

A 250 GB hard drive is more than enough capacity for any normal PC enthusiast. That’s quite a bit of storage to hold your installed programs, music, pictures, videos etc. If you


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