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Windows 7 Beta 1 Available December 2008


The constant wave of Windows 7 Beta chatter from Redmond, even without an official confirmation from Microsoft, is a clear indication that the company is gearing up to move the next iteration of the Windows client beyond the development milestone (M) stages.

With the Windows 7 roadshow approaching at a fast pace, as Microsoft is getting closer and closer to events such as the Professional Developer Conference 2008 (October), Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2008 (November) and TechEd 2008 EMEA (November), the first Beta build of the operating system is starting to take contour. Still, Windows 7 Beta 1 will not make it to the October and November conferences, as it is planned for availability in mid-December 2008.

Microsoft has failed to either confirm or deny this piece of information at this point in time, but according to Mary Jo Foley, citing unnamed sources, Windows 7 beta 1 will drop just ahead of Christmas 2008. On Vista WinHEC 2008 homepage, Microsoft is claiming that Windows 7 “is coming soon” but doesn't give any indication of the actual deadline, although it is rushing hardware manufacturers to get ready for the operating system.

The Redmond giant released the first taste of Windows 7 back in December 2007. At that time, Milestone 1 was virtually indistinguishable from Windows Vista. Moving forward into the development process, the Redmond company has also produced a Milestone 2 Build of Windows 7, which was kept tight under wraps and wasn't leaked like M1. The next move as far as the evolution of Windows 7 is concerned is a Milestone 3 release, which in its turn will be followed by the first Beta build of the platform.

One thing is for sure, under the leadership of Steven Sinofsky, Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, Windows 7 will have a short Beta life, approximately a year. Microsoft is reportedly not preparing a wide release of Windows 7 Beta until the client is either feature-complete or very close to the final version.

Credit - Marius Oiaga from Softpedia.com

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"The Week"

Last week was really a week of "fun nights" as I was only in my house for a few hours, working early in the morning and going out with my friends during the night. Well, the "working" was not really that much of fun but it was ok (still bearable).

The "fun" starts during the night, I went to my friend's house on Monday and Tuesday, just hanging out as usual, made a trip around Shah Alam, find some place to eat and went back to his house and chat till 1.00 - 2.00a.m in the morning (and I had to go to work at 6.30, not a problem really as I can secretly sleep at the office, hehehe...)

I'd posted what had happened on Wednesday in this blog previously, it was fun indeed and tiring as well.....

Had a reunion with my fellow Bachelor's classmates on Thursday, we finished early but one of my friends had this crazy idea to go for a midnight bowling and ended up going home at around 1.00a.m

We had a gathering on Friday, we celebrated one of our friend's birthday during that night, we had a lot of food, be it junk or fast food, I was really full and didn't even eat anything until the next day, in the afternoon.

Went to my aunt's house on Saturday, nothing much, only discussing some plans for the upcoming Raya holidays and watched some movies, I didn't even went home on that day, slept at my friend's house till the next day.

Sunday was the only day that I didn't went out during the night, I did went out during the day to go to the Church and the workshop, and just relaxing at home after that until the next day.

Well then, that is all for my post today and hope that there will be a lot more "nights" to come.

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A Loooong Night

It was a long night yesterday, yes, a very looong night indeed, I went home at around 3.30 a.m in the morning. I was at my friend’s house chatting with her from Midnight till early in the morning.

And the sole reason I came was only to pay my fee for the conference that I’d joined the other day, but we talk and talk until her housemates went to sleep, one after the other. We’d never looked at the time, though 1 of our friends did mention that it was already 1 a.m in the morning at one point, we’d still continue to chat after that and I had only looked at the time when I get into my car.

I went to Serdang to find some places to eat with my other friend earlier that night (got lost during the finding process), and went to my friend’s house whom I chat with soon after that. I’d never thought that I’ll be there for such a long period of time.

It was a good chat, and we shared a lot of things that I’d never even thought of sharing (I was never a “gossip” kind of person, really??? Hehehe…..).

Anyway, it’s nice to have a person to talk to, just like my sister. Kinda miss my family during the conversation.

I’d only managed to sleep for 3 hours, had to go to work (pretty much energy”less” while typing this post).

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Emulation Sites

These are two of the best emulation sites that I'd found:




For those who does not know what is an "Emulation", I will talk about it later or there's always uncle "Google" to the rescue :-)

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How To: Add words next to the Taskbar Clock

FRIENDLY REMINDER:
Please do not alter any other entries in your registry editor unless you really, REALLY, know how to and what to alter. Please Follow this guide to the latter. I will not be held responsible if you altered more than was is supposed to be done and ruin your Windows Operating System. This is a simple STEP by STEP guide. So, PLEASE, again I remind you, Follow the STEPS that is provided. Thank You.


Here's a little guide on how to add fancy words beside your taskbar clock. I actually learned this while trying to clean out a virus which added some words beside the clock. Already tested it with both XP and Vista, and they WORK on BOTH! so NO worries! Anyway, without further adue, here goes!

  • Go to "Start" -> "Run"
  • Then type in "regedit" and click "OK" to enter into your registry editor.

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  • On the LEFT side of the registry editor, go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" -> "Control Panel" -> "International"
  • Then, on the Right side of the registry editor, Double-Click on "sTimeFormat"
  • In the edit string's value data box, after the "h:mm:ss tt", press space, then enter the words you want to show.

Example: h:mm:ss tt Braynumb
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  • After that, just click "OK" and just restart your PC, and VOILA! Words on your taskbar!

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When using the letters h,m,s or t, the words that's set will change to numbers because it will follow the time format and the current time.
Eg: when time is 12:15:35pm and the word "My Honeys" is used, the words shown would be "15y 12ney35"

So far, there's no way to bypass this. So, try using words without those letters!

Cool eh? So, Enjoy yourself and try it out! but remember my reminder ok?

Cheers! rclxms.gif

Credit - Braynumb from Lowyat.net

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4 minutes to go to Bed


It's already midnight and I was really hungry after I'd watch the Dark Knight for the 2nd time, so I went to the kitchen to find something to eat, I ate the fried mee that my friend cooked for our dinner before and drink milo to ease up the hungry"ness" of my stomach.
The food was good, well, everything taste good if you are hungry :-), but still didn't manage to fill up my stomach, I decided to postpone the "eating" as it's already late and I don't want to come in late for work tomorrow.
Hence, this blog writing will be the last activity for today (yesterday?) and I hope it will be a very good day tomorrow.

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Microsoft spends big bucks to improve Vista image

THE VOLE IS frantically attempting to improve Vista’s terrible public image, and fend off attacks by rival Apple, using, no, not software improvements, but a series of television ads starring Jerry Seinfeld.

The ads, which will make not the slightest difference to Vista’s usability (or unusability for that matter) made their debut yesterday and also feature ex Volish big boss, Bill Gates.

Attempting to counter Apple’s ad campaign, which ridicules un-cool, un-hip, totally untrendy PC users, the Vole has decided to fight back. In a shoe store, of all places. ‘Why not a handbag store?’ you might well ask.

But as Imelda Markos knows well, shoes don’t come cheap and neither do the Vista ads, which are currently ‘running’ up a $300 million bill for the firm. This is obviously, however, a price MightySoft is willing to pay in the face of a growing Mac market share. Soaring up by 38 per cent from last year, Mac-usation currently stands at 8.5 per cent of all U.S. computer shipments.

Vista is not doing too badly though. The Vole says has managed to somehow sell over 180 million Vista licences since launching in 2007, but this has much to do with the system being pre-installed on many machines, rather than by dedicated consumer choice. Many people still see the OS as awkward, resource-heavy and infected with unfriendly DRM.

But this is an image the Redmond Giant is eager to change. Taking notes from its fruity rival, the Vole has also decreed it will soon be setting up "Windows Gurus" stands at major US electronic stores to attempt to persuade consumers that there are, in fact, actual benefits to using Windows.

In addition to the ads, the firm reckons it might - if it gets around to it - also make something of an effort to work with computer makers to optimise systems for better boot times and hopefully a better overall experience when having to use a Windows machine. We wonder if that will cost the same as Jerry Seinfeld though.

Credit - Sylvie Barak from theinquirer.net

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What a busy August!


Yes, it had been a very busy August indeed for me, not only I have to work during the weekdays, there's also plans for the weekends, it's not like I'm complaining about my life or anything, it's just that I haven't got the time to sleep in the afternoon (oh... how I miss doing that :-) ).

Now, it's already the 2nd week of September and the month of "Ramadhan" for the Muslims, they are require to fast during this whole month which includes me (though I'm not a Muslim), it's rather embaressing to eat and drink in front of your colleagues.

I'd been with them for two years now and this is the 3rd time I'd joined them, so I'd already pretty much get used to it.

This is my first post for September and my 1st update since last time, I want to put more stuff in my blog but still thinking of which "stuff" to "copy-paste" into it.

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