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Speed Test: Windows 7 May Not Be Much Faster Than Vista
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 07 May 2009 11:20

   Though Windows 7 edged out Vista in our lab tests, you may not notice much of a difference.

Nick Mediati,
May 6, 2009 6:00 pm

Improving performance is one of Microsoft's design goals with Windows 7, and many early reviewers (including ours) have said that the new OS seems peppier than Vista. But tests of the Windows 7 Release Candidate in our PC World Test Center found that while Windows 7 was slightly faster on our WorldBench 6 suite, the differences may be barely noticeable to users.
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Windows 7's XP Mode - Virtually worth the effort
Windows
Written by Danrok   
Friday, 01 May 2009 13:36

From The Inquirer:

The discovery that Windows 7 will use desktop virtualization so you can run Windows-XP-compatible applications caused almost as much excitement as the news the Windows 7 Release Candidate would ship this week and next.

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Windows 7 Gets Its Own Web Site
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:17

Microsoft has created an online resource for IT pros looking to deploy the new OS.

By Paul McDougall
InformationWeek
April 28, 2009 11:39 AM

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has launched a new Web site that aims to build interest in its forthcoming Windows 7 operating system among developers and other IT professionals. TalkingAboutWindows.com, as the site is called, features numerous videos, blog posts, and Q&A's by the Microsoft engineers who helped develop Windows 7. [Comments...]

 
P2P fix for Windows XP SP2
Windows
Written by Aidan   
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 03:46


If you've run into the problem where XP SP2 only allows you to have 10 pending connection attempts to machines, then you'll know this rather kills performance for peer to peer programs such as BitTorrent. You'll know when you've run into this problem, as you can examine the event log and see many "EventID 4226: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts." messages.

Fear not, as this is set by a value in the TCPIP.SYS driver. However, setting it to a different value involves patching the TCPIP.SYS driver. Fortunately for us, LvlLord put together his hard work into a patcher program that will practically remove the limit! You can find LvlLord's hard work over at his home page.

 
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