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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.

Once a victim has installed the software, criminals can pretty much do whatever they want on the PC, Cosoi said. That could mean installing a keylogger to steal banking credentials or even gaining full access to the hacked system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:19 AM | Tags (9) | trojan | virus | windows7 | security | compatibility | checker | horse | vulnerability | keylogger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.Ten things Microsoft managed to do right in 2009.

Microsoft didn't have all that bad of a year all things considered. But don't get too excited, BetaNews has also compiled a list of everything that Microsoft did wrong in 2009 as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | betanews | events | launch | microsoft | right | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.

Ballmer told the Microsoft Annual Shareholder Meeting that Windows 7 has been outselling previous versions of Windows, including Windows Vista, by a ratio of two to one. While Ballmer declined to give exact sales numbers he said that the sales were fantastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (6) | business | microsoft | pleased | steveballmer | tgdaily | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Add some multitouch to your new Windows 7 installation with this Dell monitor.Add some multitouch to your new Windows 7 installation with this Dell monitor.

Just remember to lower your arms every once in a while, lest you get sore arms from simply browsing your adult media collection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:25 PM | Tags (4) | dell | multitouch | windows7 | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.Windows 7 more popular than Harry Potter in regards to pre-order sales.

The OS immediately put Windows Vista to shame, selling more copies on Amazon in its first eight hours than Vista did in its entire pre-order period. In the last three months, the only currently available products to beat Windows 7 were Dan Brown novels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | windows7 | preorders | harrypotter | danbrown | books | amazon | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.

7. Personal apology from Bill Gates for Windows ME, Vista and IE 6.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 9:04 PM | Tags (6) | bbspot | bsod | features | funny | microsoft | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.

...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:44 AM | Tags (8) | boot | cnet | microsoft | study | times | windows | windows7 | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.

The ad features a pig, a unicorn, a cat and a mouse. I'm a PC! Take that, Apple!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | cats | commercials | microsoft | unicorns | windows | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.

Article contains lots of useful links and resources.  Now get to coding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:18 PM | Tags (6) | developers | development | dotnet | microsoft | programming | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.

You complained, you demanded, and in response Microsoft slapped something together to ship October 22. The result? The overall presentation of Windows 7 is familiar enough to welcome XP users, but fundamentally it’s different enough to make you change the way you think of Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | windows7 | microsoft | wired | switch | operating | systems | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

A lot of businesses to skip deployment of Windows 7.A lot of businesses to skip deployment of Windows 7.

...while 5.4 percent said they expected to move to Windows 7 this calendar year. Some 59 percent of those that responded said they have 'no plans to deploy at this time,' although certainly some of those might still move to the OS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:20 AM | Tags (6) | adoption | business | companies | deployment | microsoft | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Microsoft lets loose details about Windows 7 pricing.Microsoft lets loose details about Windows 7 pricing.

Hey, free upgrades in some cases too!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:40 PM | Tags (4) | windows7 | microsoft | upgrades | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.Some Intel chips won't be able to support XP-mode in Windows 7.

XP Mode (XPM) is aimed at businesses that have Windows XP-specific applications that they need to run on Windows 7. XPM allows XP applications to run seamlessly on Windows 7, according to Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | intel | chips | xp | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 520 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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