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Microsoft probes Windows 7 battery problems
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 18:32

From Computer World


Users claim Windows 7 has ruined notebook batteries

Microsoft said Tuesday it is looking into battery problems apparently affecting Windows 7 notebooks.

Users have complained of battery issues -- including premature warnings that the power is exhausted, as well as more dire demands to replace the battery -- for months, long before Windows 7 went final.

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Windows 8 possible July 2011 release?
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 15:29

From The Register:

Question marks line up on Microsoft roadmap revelations (maybe)

An ex-Microsoft employee has let the cat out of the bag about when the software giant might release Windows 8.

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Windows 7 Hack: Playing with "GodMode"
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 22 January 2010 19:10

From PC WORLD

Have you ever wondered what else lies under the hood in that new Windows 7 laptop you got recently? The clever folks at CNET have found a simple hack that will grant access to all of those options in one easy to setup shortcut.

The aptly named GodMode is a built-in, yet unadvertised feature in Windows 7 that gathers all Windows utilities in one spot. To access it, simply create a new folder and name it:

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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Repentant Microsoft re-issues Windows 7 tool as open-source
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:32

From Computerworld


Revises netbook upgrade tool after admitting it copied code

Microsoft yesterday re-released a Windows 7 installation tool that it admitted included open-source code, and has posted the utility's source code to its own open-source site.

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Microsoft kills $150 Windows 7 Family Pack deal
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 07 December 2009 17:42

From Computerworld


Some sellers jack up price as 'until supplies last' upgrade discount ends

Microsoft yanked its $150 Windows 7 Family Pack from the U.S. market last week, saying that the limited time offer had expired.
The page dedicated to the Family Pack now reads: "Thank you for your interest in Windows 7. The Windows 7 Family Pack offer has ended."

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Windows 7: Seven Points of Imperfection
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 18:10

From PC World

Since its highly ballyhooed rollout near the end of October, Windows 7 has been applauded by many as Microsoft's best operating system yet. But no OS is perfect, and that goes for Windows 7.

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