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Technology News for December 6, 2007

Microsoft to Try Windows XP Out on OLPC in January Microsoft said it plans to conduct field trials in January of Windows XP running on the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop. The XO laptop ships with a Linux operating system and is meant to be a low-cost machine available to people who live in countries with developing economies.

December 2007 Advance Notification I wanted to let you know that we just posted our Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release which will occur on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at or around 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

It is important to remember that while the information posted below is intended to help with your planning, because it is preliminary information, it is subject to change.

Internet Explorer 8 Just as he was the first to talk about IE7, Bill Gates kept the tradition alive and discussed IE8 at the Mix ‘n Mash event here on campus yesterday. Bill was talking to some bloggers about IE.Next and called it IE8, the same way we do here in the IE team hallway. So, yes, the version after IE7 is IE8.

Dell to sell PCs at Best Buy Beginning in the next few weeks, Dell notebooks and desktops will be for sale at Best Buy, the companies announced Thursday.

Several models of XPS and Inspiron PCs will be available at 900 Best Buy locations, including the XPS M1330 in white, the Inspiron 1521 in blue and black, the Inspiron 1420 in black, and the all-in-one XPS One desktop.

Microsoft gears up for the biggest enterprise launch in its history Microsoft will be spending more than US$150 million worldwide to do a combined launch of its trio of enterprise products: Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, next year. The theme will be “Heroes Happen Here,” and the launch events will kick off in Los Angeles starting February 27, 2008.

IBM researchers build supercomputer-on-a-chip Supercomputers may soon be the same size as a laptop if IBM brings to market research detailed on Thursday, in which pulses of light replace electricity to make data transfer between processor cores on a chip up to one-hundred times faster.

Microsoft releases final version of HD Photo plug-in for Photoshop Microsoft has taken the beta tag off a plug-in to let Photoshop read and write files in the HD Photo format, which Microsoft is standardizing as JPEG XR. The free plug-in is available for download for Windows and Mac OS X systems.

Microsoft trials XP on XO laptop Microsoft is to begin field tests of Windows XP working on the so-called $100 laptop, or XO, early in 2008. It has not committed to offering XP on the XO laptop but hopes to release the operating system in the first half of 2008 if the trials succeed.

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Todays Tech

More of the daily tech text links.

Microsoft confirms Vista OEM hack More on the hacks that allow users to bypass the product activation in Windows Vista.

Viridian and Virtual Server Timing Updates Windows Server virtualization will ship in the second half of 2007 not in the first half, like originally announced.

Three Of Four Say They Will Stop Shopping At Stores That Suffer Data Breaches Could be the beginning of user revolts against stuff, hopefully, it will transfer over to merchants who advertise in spyware.

Collections Redux for Scoble A PM for Live Maps responds to Scoble’s post from yesterday about how he liked Google Maps better than Live Maps.

Massive spam shot of ‘Storm Trojan’ reaches record proportions They are calling it the biggest spam blast of the year. “We’re seeing 50 to 60 times the normal volume of spam.”

Top 10 Free Computer System Recovery Tools A look at some of the free tools that can help you recover your systems from failure. I’m downloading most of these right now. Many will be used as part of our computer forensics toolset.

The Zune Review, Part 1: The Out of Box Experience A thorough review of the unboxing of his Zune, the hands on review is to come.

101 Hidden Tips & Secrets For Photoshop Just what it says.

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Can’t Afford Photoshop? Try Paint.net

Can’t afford Photoshop? Paint.net is a great free option to Photoshop, sure, it’s not nearly as good, but, it makes Paint look like your old tricycle.

Startup time from zero and uncached, was around 1 second. The entire experience is very slick now, from opening windows, dragging selection boxes and applying Effect filters. Works fine on my Vista RC2. I’m gonna be using this more and more to edit my icons, images etc.

There’s a alpha build for their new Version 3.0 that you can try, but mind the dust. Source: Backstage at MED

You may have to install the latest .Net framework, but this is definitely a good looking program, and will make a good addition to your arsenal. Better review to come, after I play with the program some more.

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