Windows 7 Operating System Flavors

We begged and we pleaded… and Microsoft didn’t listen. Once again there will be 7 flavors of the next Windows release Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.  An either really good (or really bad) feature is that there will be one disk for all versions, so all the features of ultimate are going to be on your starter copy- so close but oh, oh so far away.  Once you purchase upgrades you will be able to unlock these features- no need for the original install disk.  I’m sure that some crafty people will be able to find a crack for this, forcing Microsoft to never do anything like this again.  You Hackers!  For more information on the flavors of Windows 7 and these new features you can visit http://go.cosmicthings.com/windows/win7flavors/ For full CNET Coverage of Windows 7...

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Some TV Stations Don't Care What The FCC Has to Say

As we all know, the DTV Trasition was lengthened to June 12  instead of the Preposed February 17, 2009.  some Tv stations, such as our very own WBOC, have decided that they are not going to wait. The new law allows TV stations to get permission from the FCC, the TV licensing agency, to turn off their analog channels before June 12, and the FCC says that, of the 1796 TV stations that must complete the switch to digital, 379 stations are already digital-only or will be by Feb. 17.  Plus, up to another 700 stations could “safely” go all-digital before June 12.  (TV viewers will have to watch for messages from their local stations to see when those stations will turn off their analog channels.  In some TV viewing areas, all the local stations may turn off analog channels on the same day; in other areas, TV stations might do analog channel shutoffs on different dates.) for more information on the delay, visit CNET News’s article:...

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Microsoft Fix it! Button

Over the past couple of weeks, Microsoft has been sneaking in a just fix it button. This just solves you problem using the steps so you don’t have to. This only only on a limited number of support articles, but it is a very exciting feature. Learn more at...

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Get your copy of iLife '09 early

You can get a copy of iLife ’09 early courtesy of best buy. It is on thier website, and store policy says that you can go to the store and they have to sell you anything in thier website if it is in stock. Tell them you would like to purchase iLife ’09 and that you saw it...

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iTunes Going DRM Free!

Beginning today, all four major music labels — Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group and EMI — and thousands of independent labels, now offer their music in the DRM-free iTunes Plus format with higher-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding. iTunes customers can also now purchase and download songs directly onto their iPhone 3G over their 3G network — just as they do with Wi-Fi today — for the same price as downloading to their computer. And in April, based on what the music labels charge Apple, songs on iTunes will be available for 69¢, 99¢, or $1.29, with most albums still priced at $9.99.  Read more:...

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Welcome to the New 17 Inch Macbook Pro!

The New MacBook Pro is here, and it’s greener than ever.  See the ad below.   The video below is the battery video from MacWorld. click play to begin it. For more information, visit the new MacBook Pro’s website at...

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Windows 7 Beta Extended

The Windows 7 Beta has been extended!  It has been extended from January 24 to Febuary 10th.  Paused downloads will be able to keep downloading until February 12.  This means that it is very urgent that you visit the beta download site and download it now.  Please stay tuned for more Windows 7 news. See below for an exerpt from the Windows Team Blog: The shutdown of general availability for the Windows 7 Beta will occur in 3 phases over the course of the next few weeks: Starting January 27th, the Windows 7 page will be updated with a warning that time is running out on downloading the Windows 7 Beta and that we will be limiting downloads shortly. People will be encouraged to register and start the download of the Windows 7 Beta sooner rather than later. February 10th, new downloads of the Windows 7 Beta will no longer be available. People who have already started their Windows 7 Beta download and have not yet finished will still be able to finish their download and are encouraged to do so. February 12th, people will no longer be able to complete their download of the Windows 7 Beta. Anyone who hasn’t finished downloading the Windows 7 Beta will be unable to do so. Product keys for the Windows 7 Beta will continue to be available. So if you have...

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Windows 7 Beta Released

Welcome to the Windows 7 Beta! We have all been waiting for the Windows 7 Public beta, and it is finally here!  The good news is that it is free.  The bad news is that it has a “timebomb” built in that make Windows expires after August 1, 2009.  There have been cracks released that will supposedly stop this, however none of these are guaranteed.  The Windows 7 Product Activation Keys are not unique, they all are the same 5 keys: Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key 6JKV2-QPB8H-RQ893-FW7TM-PBJ73 TQ32R-WFBDM-GFHD2-QGVMH-3P9GC GG4MQ-MGK72-HVXFW-KHCRF-KW6KY 4HJRK-X6Q28-HWRFY-WDYHJ-K8HDH QXV7B-K78W2-QGPR6-9FWH9-KGMM7 You can download the ISO from Microsoft until January 24, 2009, and then it will always be in torrents everywhere.   Windows 7 can be downloaded from Microsoft at this url: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx until January 24. You can also visit the Windows Team Blog...

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