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  • Hi guys just reply any latest news on Windows Vista in this post.........

     

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:14 PM

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  • In spite of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent comments designed to dampen Wall Street's expectations for Windows Vista, the Windows team itself is continuing to do all it can to encourage customer uptake of the newest version of Windows. On February 20, Microsoft announced final availabilty of six Vista deployment tools. The company also went public with its plans to publish a list of applications that have been certified by independent testers as "Vista-compatible." This is not the list of applications that the company is tracking internally via data gathered as part of its Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) testing, however; instead, it is simply a list of companies who apply for and are granted third-party Vista certification.
    No other operating system, Vista included, offers the rich features and simplicity of Mac OS X. And just as Vista tries to get closer, Leopard is right around the corner — to leap even farther ahead.
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:13 PM
  • Thx 4 the news........ I feel it was a good article...carry on the good work.........
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:48 PM
  • Vista Sales Slow? It's Those Darn Pirates!

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    Last week we mentioned that Microsoft was backing away from sales forecasts that it's now calling "aggressive" for Windows Vista through 2008. A lot of people marked slow sales up to a combination of hardware and software support lagging, and the lack of compelling reasons to move away from Windows XP considering how stable of an OS it has become in the last 5 years.

    However, it seems Microsoft sees the issue a bit differently.

    In the same call last week with analysts saying that estimates on sales were overly aggressive, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says one way to improve sales is to tighten the screws on pirates through strengthening of the Windows Genuine Advantage protection system. Claiming "Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth..."

    Specifically mentioned, was targeting emerging markets in Asia, currently hotbeds for software piracy.

    The question is, will making it harder to pirate encourage more sales? Or will these protections just prove a minor annoyance that will just take a little while longer for hackers to overcome? And what will be the cost to legal users who find themselves having to prove their "legal" copies to Microsoft in the future?
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 5:30 AM

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  • In spite of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent comments designed to dampen Wall Street's expectations for Windows Vista, the Windows team itself is continuing to do all it can to encourage customer uptake of the newest version of Windows. On February 20, Microsoft announced final availabilty of six Vista deployment tools. The company also went public with its plans to publish a list of applications that have been certified by independent testers as "Vista-compatible." This is not the list of applications that the company is tracking internally via data gathered as part of its Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) testing, however; instead, it is simply a list of companies who apply for and are granted third-party Vista certification.
    No other operating system, Vista included, offers the rich features and simplicity of Mac OS X. And just as Vista tries to get closer, Leopard is right around the corner — to leap even farther ahead.
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:13 PM
  • Thx 4 the news........ I feel it was a good article...carry on the good work.........
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:48 PM
  • thnx for markin me.........
    Friday, February 23, 2007 2:10 AM
  • Vista price petition pops up on UK Government site!

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    details from petition creator

    There is a huge difference in the price that people in the US and the UK are paying for Windows Vista the new Microsoft Operating System. As an example of this, in the UK a full copy of Vista Ultimate would cost you £350, in the US it would cost you £195. The US version of Vista is exactly the same as the UK version. There is no difference. Therefore I can see no reason for there to be such a huge difference in prices between the UK and the US other than Microsofts belief that the UK customers will pay more than their US counterparts. I ask people to sign this petition in the hope that the Prime Minister will bring pressure to bear on Microsoft over their pricing as it is my belief they are simply overcharging the people of the UK and therefore are ripping us off.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 5:29 AM
  • Vista Sales Slow? It's Those Darn Pirates!

    Quote:
    Last week we mentioned that Microsoft was backing away from sales forecasts that it's now calling "aggressive" for Windows Vista through 2008. A lot of people marked slow sales up to a combination of hardware and software support lagging, and the lack of compelling reasons to move away from Windows XP considering how stable of an OS it has become in the last 5 years.

    However, it seems Microsoft sees the issue a bit differently.

    In the same call last week with analysts saying that estimates on sales were overly aggressive, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says one way to improve sales is to tighten the screws on pirates through strengthening of the Windows Genuine Advantage protection system. Claiming "Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth..."

    Specifically mentioned, was targeting emerging markets in Asia, currently hotbeds for software piracy.

    The question is, will making it harder to pirate encourage more sales? Or will these protections just prove a minor annoyance that will just take a little while longer for hackers to overcome? And what will be the cost to legal users who find themselves having to prove their "legal" copies to Microsoft in the future?
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 5:30 AM
  • DirectX 10: why it's exclusive to Vista
    When Microsoft officially announced that DirectX 10 (DX10) would only be available for Windows Vista, many gaming fans yearning to be on the bleeding edge were upset. In order to get the most from their video cards, users would have to upgrade their operating systems to Vista. Some have attributed Microsoft's decision to be purely based on marketing, but that's not entirely the case. What other factors were in play?

    According to Microsoft DirectX guru Phil Taylor, development for DX10 wasn't complete until late in Windows XP's lifecycle, and during the time of its development, things became clear that DX10 simply would not fit into XP.

    Given XP shipped in 2001 and it was late 2003 when the DX10 design solidified - it should be obvious that 'what the OS was' was well beyond XP before serious DX10 work commenced. Heck, the Longhorn reset was in 2004 and DX10 wasn't done until later. The build that was demo'ed [sic] at WinHEC 2004 with the texture memory management was a very fresh build and wasn't feature complete - and that was April or May 2004. The 1st DX SDK supporting DX10 didn't appear until Dec 2005.

    Taylor also noted that it would take a tremendous amount of work if the company were to retrofit DX10 into XP. "Given the new features in the driver model and hardware (with GPU task switching, GPU memory management and more) all of which require kernel support - hoisting a driver layer like that on XP is rewriting it to be Vista," he wrote on his blog.

    Technical reasons aside, money was also a big contributor in the decision to make DX10 exclusive to Vista. Microsoft felt as though Windows XP customers had received, as Taylor puts it, "good value for their money." Taylor even goes as far as admitting that Microsoft knew that making DX10 exclusive to Vista would certainly bring in new customers. "At some point, the question 'to serve existing customers' or 'to get new customers' is a question every business has to ask itself."

    Overall, the reasons presented seem logical. It's clear that Microsoft would need to do some major work in Windows XP for DX10 to run just as smoothly as it does on Vista, and even the idea of luring new customers to Vista with DX10 isn't so bad. After all, many people have asked why they should upgrade to the new operating system. There are a variety of reasons, and being able to run DX10 is a bigger one. Would you agree?

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:08 AM
  • can't they provide DX 10 for XP ..'coz XP is gonna stay in for 2 more yrs.... and i guess they want us to buy vista to use DX 10....
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 7:13 AM
  • Bout d post posted by chethan.r bout the pricing i think it was same in India wen XP was released................So i suppose even Vista will a bit more expensive due to import taxes ...............
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 2:21 PM
  • About the vista sales post by chethan.r...............As far as i remember and from sources i feel it was the same case with XP in the beginning.........
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 2:36 PM
  • Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division has announced the Middle East launch of its Wireless Laser Desktop 5000, a new keyboard and mouse combination that helps deliver an enhanced Windows Vista experience. The Laser Desktop 5000 is outfitted with an ultra-thin wireless keyboard and a high definition laser mouse to deliver the ultimate in cutting-edge performance, comfort and style.

    New features include the Windows Live Call Button which offers one-touch access to start an instant messaging session or a video call; the Windows Gadget Button that provides one-touch access to gadgets that display information such as weather and news updates, stock quotes and more; and the Windows Start Button which allows the user to simply press it to launch the Start menu and, if Windows Vista is installed, search the PC or the Web right from there.

    With the Wireless Laser Desktop 5000, accessing and viewing documents, spreadsheets and images is easier than ever thanks to the smart features that help users make efficient use of their computing time.

    Some of the features include, the Keyboard battery life indicator which shows two colors, green when the batteries are fully charged, and red when they are running low and need to be replaced; the Zoom tool which allows users to easily zoom in and out of digital pictures, maps and more; My Favorites Hot Keys that deliver one-touch access to users’ most-used Web sites, files and folders; and Customizable Hot Keys, including Messenger, Mail and Web/Home, that allow users to quickly launch their favorite programs.

    While the Comfort Curve Keyboard means that the keys are angled at six degrees to deliver more comfort in an easy-to-use layout, the Removable reverse-slope palm lift facilitates a more natural wrist position by tilting the user’s hands down. The tilt wheel mouse on the other hand, comes with the Instant Viewer tool that allows users to view all open windows at once with one click of the mouse, see each project they are working on and easily switch between applications for added productivity. The mouse also has a Magnifier tool which enlarges any section of the screen, enabling real-time magnified viewing and editing of images, documents, websites and more.

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:39 PM
  • good post yaar.....
    Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:56 AM
  • really nice work from all you guys.
    Friday, March 2, 2007 7:56 PM