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    Microsoft Makes IE8 Optional in Windows 7

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    By anyweb,
    Details are scarce at the moment, but testers familiar with the recently leaked Windows 7 build 7048 confirm that Internet Explorer 8 is now an optional component in Windows 7. This is most likely a direct consequence of the EU investigation into the bundling of IE. Still, a few questions remain.   more >> http://osnews.com/story/21079/Microsoft_Ma...al_in_Windows_7

    Microsoft Details 36 Changes between Windows 7 Beta and RC

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    By anyweb,
    Based on all the user feedback ignited by the Windows 7 beta, Microsoft has made a set of tweaks to the release candidate of Windows 7. The Engineering 7 weblog details 36 of those tweaks, in quite some detail actually. Let's take a look at some interesting ones.   The Aero Peek feature has been received quite positively, as it really can be quite useful when working with lots and lots of windows. It reminds me a lot of Expose - not in how it works, but in how useful it is. When I first heard

    Windows 7 Testers Find 2,000 Bugs: Be Proud You Found One

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    By anyweb,
    It's been nearly two months since the beta of Windows 7 was officially released to the general public, and some of us have been getting fidgety to know just what bugs have been reported and what will be fixed. Microsoft was biding its time, letting the information collect and nearly stagnate, when we finally got official word on some of the results of the testing process.   The reason it took so long, so says Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president for Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group

    SP2 RC for Vista, Server 2008 Coming Next Week

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    By anyweb,
    A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Betanews this afternoon that the first release candidates (without numerals) for Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be released to the general public for testing next week. This after private testers with the MSDN and TechNet services receive their copies first.   more > http://osnews.com/story/21040/SP2_RC_for_V...oming_Next_Week

    Windows 7 RC set for April 10, 2009

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    By anyweb,
    There have been so many dates flying around concerning the upcoming Release Candidate for Windows 7, and it's beginning to become a daily subject in the blogosphere. Just when you thought that we were going to see a Windows 7 RC by the end of February, a trusted source within Microsoft has informed Neowin that the RC will not be ready by the end of February.   At this time, Windows 7 RC is internally being tested and the official release date is set for April 10, 2009. The Windows team is righ

    Windows 7 moving toward 2009 release

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    By anyweb,
    Microsoft is moving forward with plans to launch Windows 7 this year, although the company still refuses to publicly commit to that goal.   PC industry sources in Asia and the U.S. tell CNET News that they have heard things are on track to launch by this year's holiday shopping season, which has been Microsoft's internal target for some time.   Microsoft is also putting the finishing touches on a program to offer Vista buyers a free or low-cost update to Windows 7. That program could kick of

    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Now Available

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    By Tobie,
    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 is available in 25 languages for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server. You can download IE8 RC1 here: http://www.microsoft.com/ie8.

    Windows 7

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    By Tobie,
    Editions Last month Microsoft delivered the beta version of Windows 7 for public testing. Today the company announced its plans for Windows 7 SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) strategy, explaining that Microsoft expects that a majority of customers will be best served by two primary editions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium for consumers, and Windows 7 Professional for businesses. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/feature...Win7SKU-QA.mspx   Windows 7 technet forum Questions, answers and discu

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