Posts Tagged ‘Windows Vista’

We did a comprehensive review of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 when it was released back in August 2008. Not surprisingly, there is no major change since Beta 2. I did some testing of RC1 bits installed on Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) and my own impressions are that IE8 is indeed generally faster than Beta 2.

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I have a free copy of Windows Vista Ultimate to giveaway. Its hot, ready and I am eager to give it away here on Redmond Pie on this New Year’s Eve. So you must be wondering what you would have to do to enter? Just leave a comment here on this post you are reading and you are in. You can be of any age to enter and yes its open for everyone around the world.

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Wouldn’t it be cool to run the most popular and widely used operating system on your beloved iPhone? According to this blog post on the Citrix Community Blogs, Citrix Receiver will soon enable iPhone owners to run millions of Windows applications on their iPhone’s (not natively though).

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Windows Laptop Scout is a great tool though. If you’re looking for a new shiny laptop, this is where you should start. It’ll show you 4 options which are

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Among lots of other stuff, one of the main focus of Microsoft with Windows 7 has been to give a facelift to the native Windows applications like Paint, Calculator and WordPad which haven’t been updated since Windows 3.x days.

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I was searching for DreamScenes over at DeviantART Gallery and found this Aurora wallpaper from OS X Leopard converted into a pretty neat DreamScene for Windows Vista.

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Microsoft Update Product Team Blog has a new post announcing the roll out of an infrastructure update to Windows Update agent ( client code ), which will make it possible to install more than 80 updates at the same time. Over the next couple of months we’ll be rolling out another infrastructure update to the […]

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Do you have a HP Printer in your home or work environment? The smart guys over at HP has released a photo printing gadget to make it easier for you to take print outs on the fly.

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Last week I received many emails from our readers requesting for the icons I used in the screenshot here with Drive Icon Changer. I got tired of emailing every individual one by one and decided to bundle them all in a pack to share it with all of you here 🙂

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Jeff Weir of Microsoft Live Labs has released a Sidebar Gadget for Windows Vista that enables users to pick color codes from different range of color palettes.

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That’s right! Microsoft has released 3 new Windows Ultimate Extras quietly. Strangely, there hasn’t been any excitement over these new ones. Shouldn’t it be another celebration day for us Vista Ultimate owners? Well, maybe not. Anyhow, Microsoft Tinker ( yes, that’s the name of the game! ), is a puzzle game, where as sounds from […]

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Most of us have read by now that Microsoft is going to replace some of the most essential applications in Windows by their Windows Live alternatives. I, for one, do not welcome this change at all. Can you imagine an operating system, which after install you can’t view your images with? Or one, in which there is no email application? Do we really want to rely on an operating system that is so barebones that it requires us to first download a 100 + Mb setup to achieve all these functionalities?

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