We all know when we start reading a book at some point we will reach the final chapter and close the book. We have reached the final chapter of W7NI and will be closing the book on November 27, 2012. In February, 2007 this book was started with only one writer, on one page, his name Riso, the founder, owner, tech support and system administrator. His vision was to have a forum and blog solely dedicated to the upcoming release of Windows 7 and to present this forum in a Spam Free, and Clean Environment,
Fans of Firefox have waited what seems like a lifetime for Mozilla to add 64-bit support. If you are one of these fans, prepare to be disappointed as Mozilla has just announced their decision to pull the plug on the development. The announcement was posted by Benjamin Smedberg, Mozilla Engineering Manager on the organizations Bugzilla development page: Development of native 64-bit software has really picked up pace in recent years, with Gartner predicting that 75% of corporate PCs will be running a 64-bit Windows by 2014. And with companies like Oracle and Adobe bringing in 64-bit versions of Java and Flash respectively, abandoning development practically makes Firefox the odd one out. The decision leaves Opera and Internet Explorer as the only 64-bit browser options on the Windows platform, though Chrome will soon join the ranks. A 32-bit browser runs fine on a 64-bit operating system, thanks to Window compatibility libraries, but it is not optimized and suffers
Google, Dish might launch a data-only wireless network
Written by Wayne
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 03:38
Google is already dipping its toe in the home internet service through the Google Fiber pilot in Kansas City. Now it looks like Google could be preparing to partner with Dish Network to launch a wireless network. According to The Wall Street Journal, talks are still in the early phases, and Dish is talking to other potential partners as well. But 9to5Google suggests that the deal is already pretty far along, and the service could roll out starting in mid or late 2013. Neither Google nor Dish Network are talking publicly, so everything is still firmly in rumor territory for now. But the idea of a Google-backed cellular network opens some interesting possibilities. Google is reportedly planning to make the network data-only, which means that instead of using traditional voice and text messaging services, customers would use VoIP services such as Google Voice to make and receive calls and messages over a 3G or 4G
While 64-bit processors have quickly become the norm in the PC world, it is a very different scenario for mobile users. The x86 architecture used in AMD and Intel processors has some lower cost 32-bit offerings still, but for the most part the good stuff is all 64-bit (even if many users are still clinging to 32-bit copies of Windows…). As for ARM? There isn’t much on the 64-bit front—yet. There is a 64-bit ARM processor in the works from AppliedMicro, but that’s about it. Luckily, ARM recently announced it is working on the Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53, both of which are 64-bit ARMv8 processors. With the release of 64-bit ARM processors new doors will open as the RAM limitations (about 3 ½GB or so) will be lifted giving ARM tablets and phones more elbow room— if the operating systems build to use them are also 64-bit. ARM wouldn’t give many details, other than to confirm it is in fact in the works....Want to know when we might see these processors, visit Our Forum.
Windows 8 Advertising Campaign Goes Global
Written by Wayne
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:05
As we enter the final countdown to the global launch of Windows 8, today marks the global unveiling of the Windows 8 advertising campaign going live in 42 countries. With the reimagining of the Windows product experience—marketing is breaking from the past as well. The idea behind the campaign is to be more motivating, more rooted in the product experience – less tell and more show – by connecting in an emotional and culturally relevant way that maps to the breadth of the global reach. With that in mind, music, the universal language, is at the heart of this campaign, highlighting a variety of indie and up and coming bands across the globe, such as Best Coast in the U.S, Lenka in China and Hogarth in Brazil. Regardless of country or language, the music universally is upbeat, positive and encouraging self-expression and experience. We believe that Windows is an open and inclusive brand—empowering-- and we wanted the music, language and cultural references to represent that spirit...We have 3 other very short clips posted on Our Forum.
Windows 7 Will Receive Some DirectX 11.1 Features
Written by Wayne
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:23
Back in September, Microsoft program manager Daniel Moth indicated during a Q&A session on MSDN that DirectX 11.1 was going to be exclusive to Windows 8, shunning Windows 7 users the same way DirectX 11 initially shunned pre-Windows 7 OSes (it was later made available to Vista and Windows Server 2008). If you were hoping Microsoft would have a similar change of heart and bring DX11.1 to Windows 7, you're in luck. Let's first look back at Moth's comments on the issue. "As you figured out WARP is part of DirectX 11. With DirectX 11.1, WARP was enhanced with (among other things) support for DirectCompute and hence it is one of the accelerators for C++ AMP. DirectX 11.1 is part of Windows 8, just like DirectX 11 was part of Windows 7. DirectX 11 was made available for Vista (bing it), but at this point there is no plan for DirectX 11.1 to be made available on Windows 7," Moth said in
Windows 8 and Windows RT ship with the Internet Explorer 10 web browser, and Windows Phone 8 handsets have a mobile version of the same browser. But up until now there’s been no way to use Microsoft’s newest web browser on Windows 7. While it will still be a little while before Microsoft officially launches IE10 for Windows 7, you can now download a preview version from Microsoft Test Drive site. Internet Explorer 10 is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Window s7, as well as Windows Server 2008. The new browser includes better support for HTML5, CSS3 and other web standards. It also adds support for a full-screen mode and for touch-based navigation, which should make it a better option than IE9 on Windows 7 tablets or other computers with touchscreen displays...You can find the download link on Our Forum.
IBM's New Chip Tech
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:01
IBM has put the chip industry on notice by inventing a new technology that would replace silicon with a new material, carbon nanotubes. IBM has found a new way to put what seems like an impossibly large number of transistors into an insanely small area, the width of only a few atoms. That's 10,000 times thinner than a strand of human hair and less than half the size of the leading silicon technology. Inventing the tech is one thing, being able to manufacture it at scale is another. And that's the real breakthrough IBM announced. It has put more than 10,000 of these "nano-sized tubes of carbon" onto single chip using a standard fabricating method. It will still be years, maybe even a decade, before carbon nanotubes would really replace silicon-based chips in our servers and our smartphones. But this breakthrough is important because the chip industry is reaching a point where it physically can't squeeze much more processing power onto existing forms of chips. Some have predicted that we'll soon reach an end to Moore's
Microsoft is building one of North America’s largest tents
Written by Wayne
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 18:35
Earlier this week, Microsoft fenced off a large swath of the original ballfields at its Redmond headquarters. Construction crews covered the ground in special flooring and started assembling a structure reaching three stories into the sky, with a footprint roughly the size of 12 NBA courts. No, this is not Steve Ballmer’s backup plan for a new basketball arena. This is how much Microsoft needs to win the hearts of app developers. It’s one of the largest tents in North America, seating more than 2,000 people, and it will be at the center of an upcoming Microsoft developer conference called Build, taking place Oct. 30-Nov. 2, the week after the pivotal Windows 8 launch. Mary Corrales-Diaz, executive producer for Microsoft Events and a 25-year veteran of the industry, said the experience will easily rank among the most memorable projects of her career...Read more and watch a short clip on Our Forum.