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  1. Yeah, that's great. Nice blog with awesome theme. I got many tuts and improved my skills, very helpful. Thanks.!
  2. Date Event 1975 Microsoft founded Jan. 1, 1979 Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington June 25, 1981 Microsoft incorporates Aug. 12, 1981 IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0 Feb. 26, 1986 Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington March 13, 1986 Microsoft stock goes public Aug. 1, 1989 Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications May 22, 1990 Microsoft launches Windows 3.0 Aug. 24, 1995 Microsoft launches Windows 95 Dec. 7, 1995 Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet June 25, 1998 Microsoft launches Windows 98 Jan. 13, 2000 Steve Ballmer named president and chief executive officer for Microsoft Feb. 17, 2000 Microsoft launches Windows 2000 June 22, 2000 Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services May 31, 2001 Microsoft launches Office XP Oct. 25, 2001 Microsoft launches Windows XP Jan. 15, 2002 Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing Nov. 7, 2002 Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC Jan. 16, 2003 Microsoft declares annual dividend April 24, 2003 Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003 Oct. 21, 2003 Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System July 20, 2004 Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks June 15, 2006 Microsoft announces that Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company in July 2008, Ray Ozzie is named chief software architect and Craig Mundie chief research & strategy officer July 20, 2006 Microsoft announces a new $20 billion tender offer and authorizes an additional share- repurchase program of up to $20 billion over five years Jan. 30, 2007 Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide Feb. 27, 2008 Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 June 27, 2008 Bill Gates transitions from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to spend more time on his work at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Source: Mera Windows
  3. 1. Find that file in a few quick clicks Now no need to remember folder names to be organized anymore. Save time by instantly tracking down any document, photo, e-mail message, song, video, file, or program on your PC using Instant Search. Just open the Start menu and begin typing in the Instant Search box Windows Vista searches file names, application names, the full text of all files, and metadata, and then displays the results right away. 2. See everything you have open at a glance Have you lost track of what files and programs you've opened? Flip through all your open files and windows with a simple click of your mouse using Windows Flip 3D. You're just one click away from everything you're working on. Plus, in Windows Aero, when you rest your mouse pointer on the taskbar, you can see thumbnail images of the windows you have open without having to expand them so you can find what you're looking for at a glance. 3. Keep photos organized and ready to share Is your collection of digital photos getting out of hand? You don't have to search through folders to track down the ones you want. Now you can tag your photos with a date, keyword, rating, or any label you choose so you can find them quickly and easily in Windows Photo Gallery. You can also use Photo Gallery to fix and edit photos, and then share them with family and friends through slideshows, e-mail, or prints so everything you need for photos is in one place. 4. Create a custom movie without a fine arts degree Making a great home movie just got easier. Use Windows Movie Maker to blend videos and photos into a rich movie, complete with your own soundtrack, titles, and credits. When your masterpiece is ready to share with family and friends, you can easily create a professional-looking DVD in Windows DVD Maker. 5. Keep track of your music and play it anywhere The larger your collection of digital music grows, the harder it can be to organize and keep track of it. But now you can easily scroll, flip, browse through, and play your entire music library in Windows Media Player 11. You can even create new playlists of your favorite tracks with a single click. You can keep your music moving with you by easily synchronizing your portable music device. Or you can share the contents of your entire library with other computers on your home network or with digital media devices such as Xbox 360. 6. Surf multiple waves of the web at once Do you like to jump from website to website? Satisfy your appetite for multitasking without having to open several browser windows. You can open multiple webpages in one window and easily click between them with the tabbed browsing feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7 plus, you can see thumbnail images of all your open webpages at a glance with Quick Tabs. 7. Record and watch TV on your time Watch TV on your own schedule not the TV networks' schedule. If your PC has a TV tuner, you can record, watch, and pause live television on your desktop or mobile PC using Windows Media Center. With multiple TV tuners, you can even record one channel while watching another. When and where you watch your shows is now up to you. 8. Bring your TV and PC together and take home entertainment to a new level Tired of huddling around the PC for entertainment? Connect your PC to one or more televisions in your home using a Windows Media Center Extender like Xbox 360, and enjoy all your digital entertainment on the big screen from photo slideshows, home videos, and digital music to live and recorded TV shows and movies. 9. Keep the things you need most at your fingertips No need to open a web browser to check traffic and weather, open a calculator to add up a few numbers and open an application to see your calendar. Now you can put mini-applications called gadgets right on your desktop, where you can see and use them whenever the mood strikes. Just use the Windows Sidebar pane to store and organize your favorite gadgets. 10. Help your kids stay safer Worried about your kids' computer use or about what they may encounter online? Now you can give your kids a safer experience and set PC usage boundaries for them by using the centralized Parental Controls in Windows Vista. You can even restrict games and websites based on your family's values. Plus, you can better protect your PC and your personal information, as well as your family, with built-in security tools like Windows Defender and anti-spam and phishing filters.
  4. U can find updated tweaks here: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
  5. Following list contains keyboard shortcuts for Windows Photo Gallery: CTRL+F Opens the Fix pane CTRL+P Prints selected picture ENTER View the selected picture at a larger size CTRL+I Open or close the Details pane CTRL+PERIOD (.) Rotate the picture clockwise CTRL+COMMA (,) Rotate the picture counter-clockwise F2 Rename the selected item CTRL+E Search for an item ALT+LEFT ARROW Go back ALT+RIGHT ARROW Go forward PLUS SIGN (+) Zoom in or resize the picture thumbnail MINUS SIGN (-) Zoom out or resize the picture thumbnail CTRL+B Best fit LEFT ARROW Select the previous item DOWN ARROW Select the next item or row UP ARROW Previous item (Easel) or previous row (Thumbnail) PAGE UP Previous screen PAGE DOWN Next screen HOME Select the first item END Select the last item DELETE Move the selected item to the Recycle Bin SHIFT+DELETE Permanently delete the selected item LEFT ARROW Collapse node RIGHT ARROW Expand node Keyboard shortcuts for working with videos J Move back one frame K Pause the playback L Move forward one frame I Set the start trim point O Set the end trim point M Split a clip HOME Stop and rewind all the way back to the start trim point ALT+RIGHT ARROW Advance to the next frame ALT+LEFT ARROW Go back to the previous frame CTRL+K Stop and rewind playback CTRL+P Play from the current location HOME Move the start trim point END Move to the end trim point PAGE UP Seek to nearest split point before the current location PAGE DOWN Seek to nearest split point after the current location
  6. Following tweak creates a manual consisting of 567 pages and 407,000 words. Simply type following in Microsoft Word and hit enter and the manual will be in front of you in seconds... =rand(i, j) where i is for number of paragraphs and can range from 1 to 201 and j is number of lines in each paragraph and can range from 1 to 99. number of lines will be plus 1 than provided. Source: MeraWindows
  7. Windows Top 10 Tips and Tricks Search & Organize 1. Instant Search Looking for specific applications, Web sites, and e-mails is faster than ever with the streamlined Windows Vista Start Menu. To find a specific application or file, click the Windows key on the keyboard (or open the Start menu) and enter the file name in the Instant Search field. As you type, Windows Vista dynamically searches filenames, metadata, and the full text of all files and displays the choices by file type. For example, to find the Calculator application, simply type “cal” in the Instant Search field, and Windows Vista would display a shortcut to all applications that start with “cal”. Calculator will be the top option. 2. Integrated Search Every explorer window in Windows Vista contains an integrated Instant Search field in which you can enter a word, part of a word, or a phrase. Try filtering by type using the Search Pane and selecting “Documents.” Next choose to see your files in another way, via the new Stack view. Select the author column header control drop down menu, and choose the option to “Stack by author”. Explore all the documents by a particular author by double clicking on an author’s stack. Now, save that search as a new Search Folder. Choose the option “Save Search” found on the top Command Bar and name and save your Search Folder. In the future, to re-run it, simply select the “Searches” folder link on the left side Navigation Pane, and double click on your Search Folder. 3. Aero Windows Aero offers you a premium user experience. The glass windows create an open, energizing environment, and enable you to better focus on your content, rather than on the surrounding interface. If your PC supports the Windows Aero user experience, open multiple files and see how easy it is to locate the right open window using the breakthrough Windows Flip (simply ALT+TAB) or Flip 3D (Windows key+TAB). Security & Protection 4. Overall Security All of your computer’s security needs are now bundled in one easy-to-find, easy-to-monitor location. The Windows Security Center helps make your PC more secure by alerting you when your security software is out of date or when your security settings should be strengthened. The Security Center also tells you whether your PC is set up to receive automatic software updates from Microsoft. Windows Vista, along with Internet Explorer 7, contains many security features to safeguard you and your organization from threats, while keeping your intellectual property protected. 5. Windows Defender One of the key tools in the Security Center is Windows Defender. It works with Internet Explorer 7 to help protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software, often defined as malware. By leveraging superior platform enhancements in Windows Vista, which include improved caching technology for faster scans and removal technologies, using up-to-date spyware definitions created by Microsoft, Windows Defender provides an always-on protection that monitors key system locations, watching for changes that signal the presence of spyware. The "Scan on execute" functionality provides an added layer of Protection by scanning downloaded files before they are saved and executed, reducing the chance that spyware might be installed by accident. 6. BitLocker BitLocker Drive Encryption protects the information stored on your computer from hackers or thieves who might obtain access to your machine. It is a full disk encryption feature included with Microsoft's Windows Vista designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. By encrypting the entire Windows system volume, data is better protected. Ideally a v1.2 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip is the preferred method of encryption key storage. BitLocker Drive Encryption is tightly integrated into Windows Vista and provides a seamless, secure, and manageable data protection solution for you. 7. Automated Backup The new backup and restore functionality in Windows Vista makes it easier to keep your data and computer safe from user error, hardware failure, and any other issue that could result in data loss. The Windows Backup and Restore Center gives you one place to manage all backup and restore features. Two particularly useful Automatic Backup features are the ability to do a scheduled backup and the ability to back up your files to an external hard drive, secondary hard drive, writable CD or DVD, or to a network location. Mobility & Collaboration 8. Mobility Windows Vista has multiple tools and features to help you be productive when you’re on-the-go. It provides a centralized location to access all of the relevant information you will need within the Mobility Center. You no longer need to go to various menus and folders. This tool provides options for handling your wireless connection and synching your devices, along with various choices needed for presenting. 9. Meeting Space Windows Meeting Space enables face-to-face collaboration among small groups of Windows Vista users—virtually anytime, anywhere. Useful for both business and personal purposes, this tool enables you to share work on computer based projects with other people more easily and comfortably. With Windows Meeting Space, you can collaborate with one person or as many as nine others over a wired network, a wireless local area network (WLAN), or an ad hoc (PC-to-PC) wireless network. 10. XPS XPS Documents are a new archiving format perfect for preserving content and for securely sharing information in an application independent way. To create an XPS Document, open any document in virtually any application, and select the print option. In the printer selection menu, choose “Microsoft XPS Document Writer” and save the file. Double click on the file, which should open it in the XPS Viewer, which is hosted by Internet Explorer 7. The XPS Document is a pixel perfect rendition of the original source material. Other Windows Vista Tips Share a folder or file directly from your PC. Windows Vista improves on the Windows network folder sharing experience first introduced with Windows XP by giving you more flexibility in what you can share with other people and improving the setup process. With Windows Vista you can now share folders and individual files with any other user on the same corporate network. From any Explorer, select a file or folder and on the Command Bar choose the option to Share. Enter the name of another user on the same network, and give them appropriate rights of access – reader, co-owner, etc. PC Performance SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP1 also continues to improve upon the IT administration experience. Source: Microsoft Corporation
  8. Windows Vista now supports 77,000 printers, cameras, speakers and other devices and components. Over 2,700 software programs are now certified to work on Windows Vista, including 97 of the top 100 consumer applications. 62% of small business said Windows Vista saves them time, and 70% said that it makes them more productive, according to an independent survey. More than 140 million copies of Windows Vista have already sold, making it the fastest selling operating system in Microsoft history. 71% of Windows Vista customers liked it better than their last operating system. People who are familiar with Windows Vista are two to three times more likely to have a favorable impression. Source: Microsoft Corporation
  9. This year’s Computex has been torn by all kinds of discussions regarding the transition from old HDDs (hard disk drives) to the new SSDs (solid state drives), which are gaining more and more market share. Although opinions expressed here were both pro and con, there was a general consensus that the SSDs would be highly used in the high-end enterprise servers and the low-cost notebooks. The memory module industry agrees that a special role in the performance of an SSD is the controller and, as the NAND flash makers are rapidly moving towards more advanced geometries, that influence on performance and stability will grow even further. According to Ray Chu, general manager at Transcend Information MBU, the penetration of SSDs on the notebook market is getting stronger, especially due to the fact that prices will narrow in time, as the geometry will steadily advance among chipmakers. The cost differences per GB between SSDs and HDDs will no longer be a problem. The SSDs can be tailored to fit an application Today, the costs represent a great issue, but we still have the 40nm-class NANDs which have the cost advantage over other geometries, said Kingmax Digital president Lawrence Chang. He also pointed out that the leading NAND flash manufacturer's roadmaps show the present transition from the 50nm class to 40nm-class SSDs. The memory makers stressed that the costs should not be the main concern, especially regarding SSD applications. The market has already been tapped with different form-factor SSDs and Chang said that the PCI Express (PCIe) interface SSDs had the greatest potential, as there was no need for system upgrades to use them with notebooks. The actual benefits of the SSDs are not entirely known to consumers, which also have second thoughts when it comes to their prices. Yet, Chang is confident that, starting with the second half of 2008, PCIe interface SSDs will gain good market share. The SSDs do not have a "standard" form-factor, Transcend's Chu said. There is virtually no limitation to SSDs when it comes to form-factor, which only presents a combined form of NAND flash chips, controllers and a printed circuit board (PCB). He also said that the mobile market could highly benefit from the SSDs, by creating devices that feature flash memory and a controller bundled together, a solution that could be embedded into products like handsets. Another great feature of SSDs is their capability of being tailored for the required application. Kingmax's Chang agreed that module makers have a low entry barrier on the SSD market, but the margins are highly probable to be easily maintained, mainly because embedded solutions will need high levels of customization. He also unveiled the fact that many customers that expressed their wish to purchase embedded SSDs that can be used for applications like ATM machines, points-of-sales (POSs), and more. HDDs have more experience in the storage field Considering the latest achievements in the area, the storage market should be able to offer more stable performance, as the challenges both for controller designers and for flash makers have increased along with the transition to more advanced process nodes that made SSDs cost less. Marvell has recently extended its controller business from HDDs to SSDs and stated that controller design had never been easy, but the opportunities in the SSD area were increasing for companies that could afford it. According to Roawen Chen, vice president of manufacturing operations, Marvell is quite different from all those Taiwan-based controller IC design houses that dominate the controller market. Chen stated that, while all these companies focused on USB flash drives or similar devices, Marvell had a history in the HDD area. He believes that customers would rather not choose USB drives to store their valuable data, but keep it on an HDD. LSI Logic CEO Abhi Talwalkar said the same thing, stating that controller designers coming from the HDD field had the necessary experience and IP (intellectual property) portfolios that would enable them to provide the required stability for the SSD devices. The high-end storage market has been identified both by Marvell and LSI as the segment offering the greatest penetration potential. According to Chen, Marvell plans to deploy SSDs in low costs PCs and enterprise, while LSI sees enterprise as a key market segment. Chen also said that, since in the enterprise area costs are not a problem, endurance and reliability would not be either. The unusable devices will be simply replaced. On the other hand, the performance will be an issue in the enterprise area. Controller IC design houses watch over compatibility issues Phison Electronics, a leader in controller market for USB drives and SSDs used in ASUSTeK Computer's Eee PC and Intel's Classmate PC, believes that SSDs have great opportunities, especially because flash makers are migrating towards more advanced process nodes. Ekron Hsu, Phison senior project manager, said that there were also some great challenges. While NAND flash advances to the next generation process nodes, the design of such devices becomes more and more difficult, which requires more complicated controller designs for IC design houses. Also, these companies need to come up with products compatible with all available NAND flash chips, as different memory makers use different process technologies. As NAND flash makers constantly speed up their technology advancements, controller IC design houses need to keep up too. The ties between the two areas are constantly getting tighter. The tightening of these connections makes NAND flash makers speed up their product development cycle and bring new features and new technologies. An advantage in the NAND flash industry is the fact that there are no compatibility issues with host controllers to worry about, as the controller IC design houses are those who have to deal with that. Source: Softpedia
  10. When Microsoft made available Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, it pulled away resources from Windows Vista in order to sustain the effort, and came out with a service pack that many considered it could have been passed for a new Windows operating system. "Other companies would have called this a major release and charged money for it," Jim Allchin, (Former) Co-President, Platforms & Services Division, said on January 24, just before Windows Vista hit the shelves. Well, the Redmond company has a thing or two to learn from Apple, as the Cupertino-based hardware company is doing it again. This time around, with Snow Leopard. Apple is getting ready in "about a year" to release the next version of what it claims to be the world's most advanced operating system. Sure enough, after what it had been through in 2007, Windows Vista, even with SP1 is no contest for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Snow Leopard, the successor of plain vanilla Leopard will take the focus away from adding new features and will instead increase performance and quality. The first lesson that Microsoft needs to learn is that marketing makes or breaks a successful product. Steven Sinofsky, Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, should really pay attention to this one. The only thing worse than chattering about a product in development without a strategy is not talking about it at all. It wasn't all the talk around Windows Vista back when it was referred to as Longhorn that ruined the operating system, it was Microsoft's failure to live up to its initial promise. Sinofsky's translucency tactics involve discussing a product only when its aspects are set in stone, under promising and overachieving. Well, with Windows 7, just as Snow Leopard, a year, a year and a half away, Microsoft needs to start talking about the next iteration of Windows more than just demonstrating multi-touch technology. The Redmond company's 2008 Professional Developers Conference looks like an excellent occasion for Microsoft to deliver its first taste of Windows 7. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2008 proved a great moment for the Cupertino company to give a sneak peek at Snow Leopard. A few generic details about the next iteration of Mac OS X were also provided. Just enough for end users to be satisfied without Apple having to say anything. In contrast, at the D6 – All Things Digital, Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President, Windows Experience Program Management, refused to talk about the Windows 7 Taskbar that was clearly visible on one of the Demo machines. That's right! This is a clear example of the absurdity of Microsoft's translucent policy, as whatever happens with Windows 7, it's unlikely that the Taskbar will play any sort of critical role. "Since 2001, Mac OS X has delivered more than a thousand innovative new features. With Snow Leopard, the next major version of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X changes more than its spots, it changes focus. Taking a break from adding new features, Snow Leopard - scheduled to ship in about a year - builds on Leopard’s enormous innovations by delivering a new generation of core software technologies that will streamline Mac OS X, enhance its performance, and set new standards for quality. Snow Leopard dramatically reduces the footprint of Mac OS X, making it even more efficient for users, and giving them back valuable hard drive space for their music and photos," Apple revealed. Apple is essentially promising that Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be smaller, simpler, faster and better, and that's about it. The second lesson for Microsoft is that it also needs to make Windows 7 smaller, simpler, faster and better than Windows Vista. Be it the product of evolution or of a revolution in development, Windows 7 has to be clearly superior to both Windows Vista and Windows XP. With the sole difference that Microsoft cannot really afford to cut down features from the next version of Windows. Snow Leopard will bring to the table Grand Central, advanced Multicore technologies, Microsoft Exchange Support, support for 16TB (Terabytes) of RAM, QuickTime X, and OpenCL (Open Compute Library), taking advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU). What will Windows 7 sport? Well... multi-touch computing. This is all that Microsoft managed to confirm, even with Windows 7 dropping next year. Or is it? The Redmond company is continually refusing to talk about a deadline, or to commit to anything beyond three years after the general release of Windows Vista. But, in addition to start the marketing campaign ahead of launch, and not wait to drop another Wow as Windows 7 hits the shelves, as well as deliver a superior Windows release to what is already available, Microsoft needs to get Windows 7 out there. One year ahead of launch Apple has already made available Snow Leopard to developers. Undoubtedly, Microsoft has already done the same with Windows 7 Milestone 1, the Redmond company's focus is wrong, and limited only to its largest and closest partners. Windows 7 pre-release builds need to be offered as soon as possible to let the feedback flow. Microsoft simply needs to gather, centralize and take into account feedback from a much wider ecosystem of users and developers, not just the traditional Windows testers. They need to go beyond Apple's PC Guy from the Get a Mac ads. Source: Softpedia
  11. The war between Intel, AMD and NVIDIA on the USB 3.0 specification has a new player on the field, SIS, which joined the last two in their pursuit of getting Intel to unveil the specification. Also, another round kicks off as NVIDIA strikes back at Intel's latest statements on the issue. Intel has now four companies against it on this, namely NVIDIA, Advanced Micro Devices, VIA Technologies, and the newly joined SIS. The group of companies at odds with Intel has announced that things are moving fast on their side, as they are in the process of developing their own "host-controller" specification. "We're moving fast. We've already staffed it internally. We have resources submitted from all of the companies (Nvidia, AMD, Via, and SiS)," said an NVIDIA source. In a previous blog post, an Intel spokesman said that Intel had not yet reached that state in the development of the USB 3.0 that would allow the company to publicly release the specification. Intel also stated that the company had invested a great amount of money and work hours in the development of the specification, but that it would offer it for free to other manufacturers. According to official position, other companies should be grateful for getting it free of charge instead of whining about Intel's approach of the situation. Fearing that Intel would gain a significant time advantage by developing the USB 3.0 by itself - that would take somewhere between six to nine months -, NVIDIA and others say they will be forced to come up with their own specification if Intel does not agree to release its own in due time, which would mean right about now. "Effectively, what will end up happening as this plays out (is) the rest of us launch later. But even though we've developed to the Intel host controller spec, we may not interpret it exactly the same way as Intel has implemented it." Intel says that the specification is not mature enough to be released, but promises it will make it public at the right moment. However, there might be another side to Intel's actions as well. As the company develops the specification all by itself, the USB 3.0 will be exactly what Intel wants it to be. Thus, in order to avoid any compatibility issues, other manufactures will have to comply exactly with its specifications. According to NVIDIA, the delays created by this situation would be inevitable. "By then, they have become the de facto standard and we have no choice but to go back and respin (redesign) the chip, which then adds another nine months," NVIDIA says. "Effectively, Intel is building in two years of green field - of a market where they're the sole provider and they can charge whatever they want for their chipsets." "Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man-hours) in resources to create an Intel host controller spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology. I think they're overstating the resources and time required to get to a mature spec," the NVIDIA source concluded by saying. Source: Softpedia
  12. Don't you just love it when the web offers you bits and pieces of information about a product that hasn't yet been officially released? That information might just make you reconsider a future acquisition. And that happens because the yet-to-be-released product might look more promising than what you initially intended to acquire. This time, we are talking about three of IBM's products, which are part of the company's ThinkPad series of portable computers. As most of you know, IBM's portable computers are known for offering computing support to business users. They can provide the necessary portability and power into a single notebook design. Apparently, details about IBM’s upcoming X200, SL, T and R series of laptops have recently surfaced on the thinkpads forum. Although talking about these notebooks' potential would give me great pleasure, I think it is better if I just let every one of you read the technical specs for yourself. ThinkPad X200 Series: CPU: Core 2 Duo up to 2.4GHz Display: 12-inch WXGA panel Memory: DDR3 RAM Storage: Up to 64GB SSDs Covers: Top and bottom made of magnesium alloy Battery: 9.6 hours on 9-cell pack Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, WiMAX, UWB, 3 USB ports, DisplayPort connector Camera: 1.3MP Weight: 2.93 pounds/1.32kg ThinkPad SL Series: Models: SL300, SL400, SL500 Displays: 13.3-inch, 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch WXGA panels (SL500 has WSXGA+ option) CPU: Core 2 Duo processors GPU: Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD or discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9300 graphics Connectivity: 3+ USB ports, FireWire, ExpressCard, WiFi, WiMax, BlueTooth, GPS, WWAN Drives: Blu-ray drive optional ThinkPad T Series: Models: T400, T500 Display: 14-inch, 15-inch panels CPU: Intel Centrino 2 with vPro up to 2.8GHz GPU: 512MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 graphics Storage: Optional 64GB SSD, 320GB HDD Memory: DDR3 RAM Connectivity: WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth, WWAN ThinkPad R Series: Models: R400, R500 Displays: 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch panels CPU: Montevina Penryn Core 2 Duo processors GPU: Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD or discrete ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics Storage: Up to 320GB HDD Memory: Up to 4GB DDR3 RAM Connectivity: 3 x USB ports, FireWire, VGA, ExpressCard The list of specifications was displayed on PDF files uploaded on the forum.thinkpads.com website. From what we could see in the pictures, the new ThinkPads might be even considered competition for Apple's MacBook Air, although you should expect them to look more like a normal notebook than the Air. Users on the above mentioned forum have a generally good impression of these new ThinkPads. What IBM is trying to do with their new ThinkPad lineup is to provide its users with the latest hardware components in a design higher on portability features. But, until the information becomes official, we can't really say what is the starting price of any of these models. However, considering their overall specifications, we might see some new pricey ThinkPads soon enough. Source: Softpedia
  13. Enlarge Picture In January 2007, Microsoft made available Windows Vista and the Office 2007 System in tandem, in an effort to emphasize the intimate connection between its flagship products. And it appears that the Redmond company will attempt similar marketing tactics with the releases of the next iterations of the Windows client and the Office System. Windows 7 was confirmed by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer for the end of 2009, and the latest information available from Microsoft indicates that Office 14, the successor of Office 2007, will also be released next year. According to a Podcast for SharePoint (PKS) Frequently Asked Questions document published on CodePlex (via Mary Jo Foley), the next iteration of SharePoint will be labeled 2009, just as the current version, released last year, is SharePoint Server 2007. "Q: What features of PKS will be part of SharePoint 2009? A: The SharePoint 2009 feature set has not been publicly disclosed yet. We know the video storage story will be improved. Q: Tagging is a future SharePoint feature - how would that future feature be compatible with the custom one developed here? A: The answer is unknown at this point and will be better understood when the first public release of SharePoint 2009 is available," reads a fragment of the Q&A which was subsequently modified. For now, the document no longer contains any references to SharePoint 2009, but only to the "next release of SharePoint." A Microsoft representative explained that mentioning SharePoint 2009 was just a mistake. "Honest mistake on my part, this Q&A is a transcript of a LiveMeeting conversation with our TAP customers... I should have corrected the SharePoint 2009 reference and for mysterious reasons haven't, so thanks for pointing it out! I honestly have no idea how the next release of SharePoint will be named. I promise," reveals an explanatory note added to the Q&A. Microsoft has yet to make available the first Beta build of Office 14, but a potential 2009 release date was the subject of past speculation. Still, even if Office 14 is launched next year, a public Beta build will only be released once Microsoft has reached a complete featured development milestone. A 2009 availability deadline, however, indicates two things. First off, the next version of Office will be dubbed Office 2009. And second, the releases of Windows 7 and Office 14 could be synchronized following the same model as Vista and Office 2007. Source: Softpedia
  14. The 2 Os I use are: 1. Windows XP Pro 32 bit. 2. Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit. regards, @rvind
  15. Yes It is true that the administrator account is disabled defaultly and can be enabled by the command as u give i.e : net user administrator /active:yes If ur adminstrator account will get enabled then u can easily access documents of any of other account. Another solution is that if u hv another OS installed on the same HDD then after logging as an administrtor in that OS u can access any account's data. Only u may have to take permissions to do this, simply follow steps 1. 1.given: 1. Right click on the folder u wanna access. 2. Open security tab. 3. Click on "Advanced button". 4. Open Owner tab. 5. Click on edit. 6. Give ownership to login user name. 7. Click on ok. 8. After that Select ur user name from Group and user names: 9. Select Check box of Full Control from Permission and authenticated user. 10. Click on Ok. 11. Now u can access. U can also use same steps for Administrator account of Win Vista. regards, @rvind

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