Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

Legacy News: Windows 7 and virtual software

May 14th, 2009 Comments off

This May 5, 2009 article at Millenia’s Legacy News has a great tip for those that cannot wait for the next version of Windows to officially released:

I personally would not suggest installing pre-release software, especially an entire operating system, for use with your one copy of every-day critical data. After all, you would also have to backup all your files and reinstall all your software (unless you are currently using Windows Vista). But if you are one of those techie nerds like myself who wants a jump on all the latest software, I suggest that you install Windows 7 in a "virtual PC" environment or on a spare computer. Using Microsoft’s free Virtual PC 2007 or Sun Microsystem’s free VirtualBox, you can run multiple operating systems at once, on your one computer.

See Legacy News: Windows 7 and virtual software

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Windows 7 will allow users to disable Internet Explorer

April 24th, 2009 Comments off

This will be interesting to see what the impact of this will be on other software components that rely on the presence of IE…

After discovery by a blogger, Microsoft has announced that on their next operating system, Windows 7, users will have the ability to remove Internet Explorer and other select Microsoft programs. Microsoft has been accused of forcing users to run their own software while competitor products get pushed out of the market because of this.

Windows 7 will allow users to disable Internet Explorer – Wikinews, the free news source

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Date Set For Windows 7 Release Candidate

April 24th, 2009 Comments off

I don’t know where I got the idea that the release of Windows 7 was a ways away from happening. I guess it was this Wikipedia article on Windows 7 that said in 2007 that MS said 3 years, but this article makes it seem sooner (I say not soon enough)…

Microsoft said on Friday that it will distribute the near-final “release candidate” version of Windows 7 beginning next week.

See Microsoft sets dates for Windows 7 release candidate | Beyond Binary – CNET News

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