Microsoft has confirmed that the 5th May RC of the new OS will not expire until 1 June 2010, which means more than a year of free play for anyone installing it next week.
The Windows 7 is almost certain to be with us in all its finished, Microsoft-saving glory in the summer, but had you cottoned on to the fact that you can get the release candidate next week and run it for free for a year anyway.
Previously, Windows Vista’s candidate releases remained fully functional only for around eight months, nominally for testing purposes, but there was no shortage of cracks available online to keep them going indefinitely.
Although Microsoft is testing the search engine under the Kumo name, executives have said that is just one of several names the company is considering.
Microsoft has reportedly put up a clock in one of its buildings with a 40-day countdown to the launch of its next generation search engine, code named Kumo.
The search engine focuses on a couple of areas, including an attempt to break down a search query into a couple more detailed options. When searching, say, for the term “Audi,” Kumo breaks things down into an initial result with facts such as price and fuel economy pulled out in bold, followed by general Web results, then results by category, such as Audi parts, used Audis, and Audi accessories.
The software maker has been testing its search engine internally since last month, but has not said exactly when the service would launch. The countdown appears to roughly coincide with a speech from newly minted online boss Qi Lu, who is slated to speak at the SMX Advanced event on June 3. The timing also seems to coincide with reports that Microsoft plans a big ad campaign for its search engine starting this summer.
Windows XP, the predecessor to Windows Vista.
Now the eagerly awaited Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 will be posted to members of Microsoft’s Developer Network and TechNet for download on April 30. RC1 will be made generally available on May 5
Windows 7 has been pretty much completed from a usability perspective for a while, with people already using the operating system at work.
Windows 7 is delivered as final product, unless major bugs or faults are uncovered. Microsoft pointedly did not give a date for Windows 7’s release to manufacturing when it announced the RC and has been clinging to a 2010 time frame.
Consumers are expected to get Windows 7 on new PCs and as boxed product starting in September and October or the holiday shopping season a little later.
India’s fastest wireless Internet service- Netconnect Broadband Plus
Netconnect Broadband Plus Features :
Its has high speed CDMA wireless broadband service
This broadband service with a downlink speed of up to 3.1 Mbps, making it as India’s fastest wireless Internet service
It also offers a separate uplink speed of upto 1.8 Mbps.
The Netconnect Broadband Plus high speed Internet service is best suited for video streaming, video surveillance, rich media content and superior Internet browsing.
Netconnect Broadband Plus service will be available in 35 cities with seamless handover to high speed 1x service covering 20,000 towns and 4.5 lakh villages as well as all major road and rail routes across the country covering 99% of India’s Internet population.
Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus will be available in the retail outlets from March 17, 2009 onwards.
Reliance is launching the product starting at a monthly subscription charge of Rs 299 offering complete freedom to pay on use basis.
The company will also offer an Unlimited Night plan at Rs 499 per month. And for detail traffic check out their website rcom
Price List for Apple’s Updated Desktop Macs in India
* 2.0ghz intel core 2 duo with 3mb l2 cache
Features of low-end mac mini priced at rs. 36,600 packs:
* 1gb ddr3 1066 mhz ram expandable up to 4gb
* nvidia geforce 9400m integrated graphics with 128mb video memory.
* 120gb sata hdd 5400 rpmâ€¦
The new high-end mac mini priced at rs. Rs. 48,200 packs:
* 2.0ghz intel core 2 duo with 3mb l2 cache
* 2gb ddr3 1066 mhz ram expandable up to 4gb
* Nvidia geforce 9400m integrated graphics with 256mb video memory.
* 320gb sata hdd 5400 rpm.
Features like slot-load double-layer 8x superdrive
* Mini displayport and mini-dvi ports
* Airport extreme wireless networking & bluetooth 2.1+edr built-in
* Gigabit ethernet
* Five usb 2.0 ports
* Firewire 800 port and one audio line in with one audio line out port both support digital and analog signals. are also available
New imac models include only one 20-inch imac and three 24-inch imac models.
The highest rigged 24-inch imac priced at rs. 1,25, 900
It has the features:
* 3.06ghz intel core 2 duo with 6mb shared l2 cache
* 4gb ddr3 1066mhz ram
* 1tb sata 7200rpm hdd
* nvidia geforce gt 130 with 512mb gddr3 video memory.
$10 Sakshat laptop that Indian officials unveiled yesterday?
it’s not a laptop. I’ve been reading conflicting information about this device for the past few months. Sometimes it’s supposed to cost $10, sometimes $100. And sometimes it’s called a laptop while other times it had been referred to as a portable computer, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as a laptop.
Now that the first image of the device has popped up online, the picture is becoming a bit more clear. As I predicted last week, there’s no keyboard or CPU. The box is a portable device that’s about 10 inches by 5 inches, and which can store information. You can access that info from a full fledged computer. It sounds to me like this is a glorified USB flash drive, but it’s also supposed to be able to let users connect to the computer, so I’m guessing there’s some sort of processor in there.
The price right now is being pegged at closer to $30 than $10, but the goal is to bring the cost down so that the Sakshat doesn’t cost much more than a textbook. You know, unless you also want to plug in a monitor and keyboard.