Want to know more about the new Microsoft Windows 7? Guides are here …

windows-7-logoThere are several friends of mine already start switching to Windows 7 from their ex-Windows, and the feedback were all good. Now it still almost a month before the retail release, except those MSDN Technet subscriber which get hold the RTM version of it, you may want to know more about Windows 7 and what can it do for you before the real deal for switching.Here I included several links to the guide which you can have a look what Windows 7 can offer and also some tips.

This 360+ pages E-book was prepared by Rich, the owner of the mintywhite.com, allows you to have a look what sort of thing you can customize and do with your Windows 7. And it’s free !

What can be more appropriate when the Microsoft Technet itself come out with its own tips for Windows 7 for all the users. If you haven’t decide on the switch, go on ahead and check out all the tips there.

These documents include:

1) A What’s New in Windows 7 Guide, covering many new and changed Windows 7 features of interest to IT professionals, including DirectAccess, BranchCache and other networking technologies, VHD boot and other deployment technologies, and AppLocker, Biometrics, and other security technologies, and

2) A Windows 7 Manageability Overview Guide, covering the manageability improvements that can reduce total cost of ownership by helping to increase automation, improve user productivity, and provide flexible administrative control to meet compliance requirements.management technologies.

In case you do not know, Microsoft did had their Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) available for public download and the key for it that will expired around March next year. However, they just stop distributing it few weeks back, so if you really want to try out the RC, try find it in some site (torrent or rapidshare) and get the genuine key that will last you few months here.

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Fancy about Microsoft Office 2010 ? Try the Microsoft Office Web Apps (Technical Preview)!

microsoft-office-2010-logo-180208For several months I have been using the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview, which means that I am one of the closed CTP tester for the impressive office suite. I must say I am impressed with the Technical Preview itself except several bugs in it, but what can we expect, it’s a Technical Preview. However, it is not released yet, and if not mistaken it haven’t even reach to the beta milestones, so either you downloaded and install it illegally (since it’s a closed preview) in trial mode or you can try a bit of the new software online with Microsoft Office Web Apps that can be accessed in your Windows Live account. Continue reading Fancy about Microsoft Office 2010 ? Try the Microsoft Office Web Apps (Technical Preview)!

Backup your files to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free Edition

CD BurningI been using Nero Burning Rom OEM version bundled with the burner for backup purpose for quite a long time. However, if you followed the development of Nero Burning Rom, you will find out that the software is become more bulky and complex, even though the updated nice interface. Plus the software is either bundled with the new purchase burner or a paid version, thus it is totally not cost effective for a normal PC user, since there are a lot of free burning software available out there. One of the program, of course, is what I mentioned, and I recommended as well, Ashampoo Burning Studio.  Continue reading Backup your files to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Free Edition

A guide to disable Hibernating mode in Windows XP, Vista or 7 to save disk space.

After formatted my PC with RTM version of Windows 7 x64, I just felt impressed for the changes made by Microsoft these years, especially on Windows 7 itself. A total evolution from Windows XP and of course, the half-abundant Windows Vista, which does not do good in my computer usage history. That’s it, I had jumped from Windows XP straight to Windows 7, skipping the Alla-Vista thingy that won’t run properly on my system. Continue reading A guide to disable Hibernating mode in Windows XP, Vista or 7 to save disk space.

Check out the new Google Picasa 3.5! Name tag feature enabled!

Google Picasa 3.5 has just released few days back. A relatively new feature in it is this Name Tag feature where you can tag your photos like in Picasa Album or facebook, and what’s more the software will automatically scan through all our photos in search of human faces. Then you can enter name for them to help in organizing your photos. If you haven’t use it yet, it worth checking out.

Below is the video showing the latest feature of Picasa 3.5.

Interested? Head to here to download it and try yourself and let me know what you think. 🙂

Linux-based Multimedia System – GeeXboX

GeeXboX

I would like to talk about a Multimedia system using Linux:-

Well, may be you know Windows Vista, Windows XP, but you might not knowing Linux. Linux is an operating system that offers a lot of function and is Windows-look-a-like operating system. But that main advantage of it is it can run in many old system in a satisfying performance. Do you have an abandoned PC without monitor or harddisk but the rest of the hardware still functioning ? Then the Multimedia System that I am going to share is suitable for you indeed, in fact I am using one too.

“GeeXboX is a free embedded Linux distribution which aims at turning your computer into a so called HTPC (Home Theater PC) or Media Center. Being a standalone LiveCD-based distribution, it’s a ready to boot operating system than works on any Pentium-class x86 computer or PowerPC Macintosh, implying no software requirement. You can even use it on a diskless computer, the whole system being loaded in RAM.”

As the introduction that I copied from the main site, it can run in a diskless system where you can actually able to watch any video format, eg. rmvb, avi, wmv etc. It is definitely piece of good software for those having an extra PC that can be turned into Home Theater PC and the most important thing is it’s hassle free. With a simple and intuitive combination of keys on keyboard to control it, your old Pentium 3 PC can become a modern HTPC with this tiny-sized program. Wireless keyboard is recommended of course, but who cares if you didn’t need to waste a single cents to revive a old PC to HTPC. Sounds nice eh ?

The main site is here , where a version of 1.2 is going to out soon with HDTV compatible update. Drill in and you can find that this system will help you a lot in Multimedia Entertainment. Until next time !

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