Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1 Available for Download

Windows 7 SP1 Available for Download

Microsoft has begun to release the first major update to Windows 7, SP1, to customers around the world today. The download is 1.9GB, and should be appearing in the automatic update area on your Windows 7 PC. Microsoft had confirmed earlier this month that Windows 7 SP1 and the server product Windows 2008 R2 SP1 would arrive on Tuesday, February 22nd.

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Google Offering $20,000 Prize to Hack Chrome

Google Offering $20,000 Prize to Hack Chrome

CanSecWest, the world’s leading conference in applied digital security, will be hosting the Pwn2Own contest pitting security researchers and exploit writers against popular web browsers and mobile devices. As part of that, Google is offering a $20,000 cash prize to any hacker who can successfully compromise a Windows 7 machine via Google’s Chrome web browser.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 28 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 28 2011

What's the difference between a Windows 7 tablet and a steel hammer? Ask Fujitsu - they've got the answer. What's better than listening to Aphex Twin? Listening to Aphex Twin on mushrooms. What's a bigger reason for shuffling Google CEOs - their competitors, or China? Finally, what's the biggest overnight news for Notion Ink's Adam tablet? Is it a Honeycomb update, an FCC teardown, a root that allows Android Marketplace access, or their customer service possibly stalling past their 7 day return period? This question can only be answered by YOU. And what's this - a review of a AT&T MiFi 2372 by none other than Chris Davies?! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook Review

Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook Review

The following is a review of the black and orange Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Windows 7 notebook - a super-comfortable little businessman made for ultra-stylish checkings of online business and perhaps even the playing of some games. The very first thing you'll notice about this laptop is that it is a fantastic shade of orange - this is one of two colors it can be, (the other being Mocha,) but that's not the reason you'll stick around. Nor is the most comfortable experience I've had with a notebook since I first started using MacBooks - use this factoid in your judgement of MY judgement, because it makes me a hard customer to sell when it comes to notebooks outside of the industrial designer brilliance employed by Apple. Note first and foremost that I think Apple's people should talk to Lenovo's people here if they ever plan on moving away from hard plastic and flat metal surfaces.

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Handmade Steampunk PC with Windows 7 Home Premium or Linux Ubuntu

Handmade Steampunk PC with Windows 7 Home Premium or Linux Ubuntu

As if the fact that they've considered more than one operating system weren't enough, this fantastic device is for sale on Etsy. For just $1,099 you too can own a Victorian era PC with Athlon 64 Dual Core 4400+ CPU, 160GB Hitachi SATA Hard Drive, upgradeable Gigabyte AM3 motherboard, LG 22X "Super-Multi" DVD +- RW, and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. Skeleton clock and Power/HDD LED lights behind the port glass window for your pure enjoyment.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 22 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 22 2010

Apple blast! There's a big fat update in store for all you iDevice owners, that being iOS 4.2 - if you've not already got it, just wait a little bit longer, according to most, this release will be available at around 10AM PST. Then, our little pal Android hits of catwalk in promotion of that sassy Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S. Next, some radical columns for epic discussion: "Why my Nintendo Wii has been collecting dust" and "Why 2014 Will Not Be Like 1984" on the future of Apple's closed system and survival in the face of competing openness. Finally, just incase you missed it, our "Week with" review series of NOOKcolor started on Saturday night! First up, Hardware! All this and MORE on SlashGear Moring Wrap-up!

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KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

Onkyo blasts out its latest Windows 7 Tablet, the TW317A7, powered by an ATOM CPU. This model is actually a TW317A5 loaded with KDDI 3G module letting you access the internet wherever you may roam, and includes a 11.6" screen with 1366×768 resolution, Atom N450, 32GB of SSD, and 1GB of RAM. It also has a magically tiny 0.3 megapixel web camera. Fun!

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