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Bing search is now showing a little feedback button in the search results and is asking everyone to rate the search results.

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Competition is always good, we don’t want any single product (Google) to dominate the web. Bing is the first search engine that is actually at par with Google.

Bing is pretty to –I'm good

and that pretty picture doesn’t slow you down whereas Google has to keep the interface minimal for speed.

Now instead of mocking at Microsoft, Google is listening to the buzz and is trying to improve there search engine. There’s also news that Google is first time advertising it’s search capabilities – ‘Hey! We can do that also’

Sergey Brin – I think it will soon be possible to have a search engine that “understands” more of the queries and documents than we do today. Others claim to have accomplished this, and Google’s systems have more smarts behind the curtains than may be apparent from the outside, but the field as a whole is still shy of where I would have expected it to be.

So, which is more useful – The decision engine (Bing) or the understanding engine( Google) ?

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Ok…. The official Windows 7 Release Candidate is now available for everyone through Microsoft’s Customer Preview program.

Here’s what you need to know –

  1. This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the RC.
  2. You don’t need to rush to get the RC. The RC will be available at least through July 2009 and we’re not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time.
  3. Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use. (Learn more about installing Windows.)
  4. Protect your PC and data. Be sure to back up your data and please don’t test the RC on your primary home or business PC.
  5. Tech details/updates: Before installing the RC, please read the Release Notes and Things to Know for important information about the release.
  6. Keep up with the news. You can keep up with general technical information and news by following the team blog. And, you can get non-technical news, tips, and offers by subscribing to the monthly Exploring Windows newsletter.
  7. Keep your PC updated: Be sure to turn on automatic updates in Windows Update in case we publish updates for the RC.
  8. Installation: You can install the Windows 7 RC on a PC running Windows Vista without backing up the PC—but we encourage you to make a backup for safe keeping. If you’re running Windows XP or the Windows 7 Beta, you’ll need to backup your data, then do a clean installation of the RC, then reinstall your applications and restore your data. If you need to do a backup, please see How to back up your PC for more details and a suggestion for how to backup a PC running Windows 7 Beta or Windows Vista.

To install and use the RC, you’ll need to know how to:

Troubleshoot problems. You’re pretty much flying solo, so you’ll need to handle your own tech support, and rely on other RC testers for their know-how

  1. Burn an ISO file to make an installation DVD
  2. Install Windows
  3. Backup and restore your PC
  4. Set up a network
  5. Create and use a system recovery disk
    Just click on this link and select 32-bit or 64-bit version and start the download, the speeds are really good. (I’m getting 450kbps) The good news is that once you start the download, you won’t have to answer any more questions – you can walk away while it finishes. If it gets interrupted, it’ll restart where it left off.

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You might to fill some form (I had to), then click continue and you’ll get this page –

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Hit Download and you’re done.

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Ok…today I’m posting after a really long time. My exams end on 24th of this month and then I’ll start regular posting. Thank you for your patience.

I had to use my PC yesterday to check on my projects when I saw the tiny windows update icon in the notification area –

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I was not surprised to see Internet Explorer 8. Now, I’ve not got any problem with Internet Explorer, I just ignore it. My problem is the way it is being pushed to users, it is silently downloaded without users knowledge. Many users are barely getting used to IE7 and here comes IE8. Users should be given the option to update like Firefox. people are usually not even aware of the version of Internet Explorer they are using. This might cause Microsoft some trouble from the EC.

Anyway… Internet Explorer is a good browser, at least better than IE7 or IE6. So now that you’ve downloaded it, use it and tell me if you like it or not.

If you didn’t like it Microsoft has made it fairly simple to remove Internet Explorer 8 .

 

We already know that Windows Starter is a very basic version which is going to be extremely feature limited but not giving the option to even change the wallpaper is preposterous… yeah you heard it right, no personalization, not even wallpaper.

Well, starter edition will be only available in emerging markets and will be used in low cost PCs and netbooks but that is no excuse for denying basic feature such as personalization.

Windows 7 is still in beta testing and no features has been finalized yet, hopefully Microsoft will enable personalization in final version.

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note: Sorry guys and gals for not updating for so long, my exams are on and I’m getting hardly any time to even check my mail. So the frequency of my posting will be less for a month or so. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 is the first Windows OS which lets you disable Internet Explorer 8 not only that, the list includes –

  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Search
  • Handwriting Recognition (through the Tablet PC Components option)
  • Windows Gadget Platform
  • Fax and Scan
  • XPS Viewer and Services (including the Virtual Print Driver)

Earlier version of windows too had the feature to turn features on or off but the list wasn’t this extensive. The development of Windows 7 is certainly going in the right direction – the end user now would get more controls over the features without using up all the resources.

[via Engineering Windows 7]

Microsoft has put up a concept video of what would be after 10 years and there are a lot of touchy devices.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Microsoft imagines 2019 & It’s cool“, posted with vodpod

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Microsoft seems to working really hard on Windows 7, last week rumors were circulating in the blogosphere about a new beta built.

Computerworld noticed that Windows 7 Build 7022 has been available on sites like The Pirate Bay for download this week, the last days in which Windows users were able to download the beta before Microsoft pulled the plug Thursday.

Although Microsoft is silent about development of Windows 7 since the public beta release (Windows 7 Build 7000 ), they aren’t sitting idle, leaked information from testers reveals that Windows 7 Build 7048 carries the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) label which is the next milestone of Windows 7. Various sources indicate that a select pool of Microsoft testers have received Windows 7 Build 6.1.7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625. Microsoft has neither confirmed or denied anything; However, the version label associated with Windows 7 Build 7048 indeed suggests that the Redmond company has branched off winmain. At the same time, “090211-1625” indicates that Windows 7 Build 7048 was compiled on February 11, 2009, at 4:25 PM.

There is considerable concerns about Microsoft moving too fast with Windows 7 in an attempt to make an early release. Lets hope Microsoft will not stumble because of the speed and deliver a good product.

 

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