Join the Free Webinar on Microsoft Windows 7 Summit

Guys in Windows 7 Summit team have been working around the clock with Windows 7 for the past several months. The result? A free online webinar with focus on live demos from worldwide experts.

If you are still concern or questioning about the facts that
Is Windows 7 really that good?
Did it become what Windows Vista […]

Guys in Windows 7 Summit team have been working around the clock with Windows 7 for the past several months. The result? A free online webinar with focus on live demos from worldwide experts.

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If you are still concern or questioning about the facts that

Is Windows 7 really that good?

Did it become what Windows Vista was supposed to be?

Does it meet the expectation?

Join this free seminar, you will get the answer yourself through the sessions.

The webinar takes place at 1:00pm EDT on Oct 7, 2009. You will need to register it beforehand in order to attend. So go sign yourself up here and mark down the date on Oct 7, 2009.

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New Google Chrome 3 is out for Windows Get it Now

Google Chrome just turned 1 year only 2 weeks ago, and now they are releasing the new Chrome 3 Stable version out public. Initial feeling the Chrome has change the default open up look, moved around the frequent page thumbnail, and added a new recently closed tab. They have get rid of the right sidebar […]

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Google Chrome just turned 1 year only 2 weeks ago, and now they are releasing the new Chrome 3 Stable version out public. Initial feeling the Chrome has change the default open up look, moved around the frequent page thumbnail, and added a new recently closed tab. They have get rid of the right sidebar that shows your recent bookmark, recent closed tab and search.

One of the main feature Google Chrome initially brings out is the speed. And yet with the new Chrome 3 release it is even faster.

Notably, we’ve improved by more than 150% in Javascript performance since our very first beta, and by more than 25% since the most recent stable release.

This new release of Google Chrome is faster than ever, as we continue to provide a modern browser that starts up quickly from your desktop, and is fast to load web pages and web applications.

Here are some of the benchmark from Official Google Blog

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Here is what the new recent closed tab look like

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The new Chrome supports even more themes

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To get the theme go to Option > Personall Stuff > Get Thems

This will bring you to this page full of Chrome themes

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Download Google Chrome for Windows here

Enjoy hope you like the new Chrome 3. Also feel free to leave comments tell us know what you think of the new Chrome. Like it ? Hate it ? Or Don’t know ?

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Can I Still Use Virtual PC on A Hardware that Does Not Support Native Virtualization in Windows 7?

The short and good answer is YES, but comes with price. You will not be able to use Windows XP Mode if you still want to use Virtual PC on a hardware that doesn’t have virtualization natively supported in the processor.
In order to do so, you will have to downgrade your Virtual PC version to […]

The short and good answer is YES, but comes with price. You will not be able to use Windows XP Mode if you still want to use Virtual PC on a hardware that doesn’t have virtualization natively supported in the processor.

In order to do so, you will have to downgrade your Virtual PC version to 2007, which is the last version that doesn’t have this hardware limitation.

First of all, check your PC to see if it’s Windows XP Mode ready.

If unfortunately, your hardware is not supported but you already have the Virtual PC version that is newer than 2007, you will have to remove them manually first before moving forward. To do so,

First, open Programs and Features from Control Panel, and click Turn Windows features on or off.

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And, from Windows Features window, uncheck the option Windows Virtual PC from the list, which is pretty near at the bottom.

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And clicking OK to finish uninstalling, which basically will remove the whole Windows XP Mode from your Windows 7 computer.

Once you have the newer XP mode removed, head over to this link to download Virtual PC 2007.

You will then be able to run it again on your hardware that doesn’t have AMD-V or Virtualization supported.

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Another Reason To Use IE 8 – Extended Battery Life for Laptops

Both Lifehacker and Gizmodo yesterday posted the same post from anandtech.com. Surprise ? Yet apparently IE 8 came up top in the battery life test they have hold. Few things need to point it out, the test was done on 2 different laptops and 1 netbook with AMD, and Intel CPUs. (Atom for Netbook)
we set […]

Both Lifehacker and Gizmodo yesterday posted the same post from anandtech.com. Surprise ? Yet apparently IE 8 came up top in the battery life test they have hold. Few things need to point it out, the test was done on 2 different laptops and 1 netbook with AMD, and Intel CPUs. (Atom for Netbook)

we set the laptop on the Vista "Power Saver" profile instead of "Balanced", with the hard drive set to power down after 3 minutes and the maximum CPU performance set at 50%. This improves battery life on all laptops, sometimes by a significant amount.

Here is the list of the browsers they have tested (Firefox with Adblock which should increase the battery life for Firefox as well)

Apple Safari (version 4.0.3), Google Chrome (version 2.0.172.43), Mozilla Firefox (version 3.5.2), Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 8.0.6001.18813), and Opera (versions 9.6.4 and 10 Beta 3)

Notice the test was in Vista and Power Saver Mode, not done in Windows 7, which I suspect IE 8 will have even longer battery life with the new Windows 7 power management. Anyways in both laptop tests IE 8 came in top of the result by as much as 33 %, compare to the worst browser Sarfari 4.

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This Gateway NV58 is running Intel Core 2 Duo T6500

IE 8 battery

This Gateway NV52 is running AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL-64

IE 8 battery life netbook

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Intel Atom N270 (notice this netbook is running XP not Vista as the previous 2 laptop)

Looks like IE 8 isn’t so bad if you really want to extend the battery life of your laptop by just that much.

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Browser Chooser Allows You to Choose What Browser to Open the Link

I have FireFox set as default browser on my work computer. Often times, I find it’s quite inconvenient that the link I open from my email only works well in IE. I then would have to copy the link and paste it to IE manually to get it display properly. If you find this annoying, […]

I have FireFox set as default browser on my work computer. Often times, I find it’s quite inconvenient that the link I open from my email only works well in IE. I then would have to copy the link and paste it to IE manually to get it display properly. If you find this annoying, you may find this little tool Broswer Chooser comes in handy.

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It’s an open source tool developed in VB.net and acting as the default browser allowing you to choose what browser to open the link in. It gives you the flexibility to choose what browser to you for any given task. It works on almost all late Windows, including Windows 7.

It opens up the configuration window the first time when you open it, in which you can set all browsers you have installed on your computer. All installed browsers will be available to pick from the dropdown box.

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You will also need to set the Browser Chooser as the default browser in order to be used properly.

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Once all set, next time when you open a link from your email, the Browser Chooser opens up first asking you to pick which browser you would like to use.

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