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pretty cool stuff June 19, 2007

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… when can i get it?


lifehacker rounds up excel tips & tricks February 24, 2007

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Excel tips and tricks roundup – Lifehacker

update your pc for the new daylight savings time… February 24, 2007

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Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center

Beginning in 2007, daylight saving time (DST) will be extended in the United States. DST will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual. This results in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than in previous years. Unless certain updates are applied to your computer, the time zone settings for your computer’s system clock may be incorrect during this four-week period. In particular, you must make sure that both your Windows operating system and your calendar programs are updated.

boot camp! April 10, 2006

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Dual boot OS X and Windows – Lifehacker



the program formerly known as microsoft anti-spyware February 15, 2006

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Microsoft has released Windows Defender Beta 2 (formerly Anti-Spyware) which protects your computer from spyware and other computer baddies. New features of Windows Defender include:

A redesigned and simplified user interface – Incorporating feedback from our customers, the Windows Defender UI has been redesigned to make common tasks easier to accomplish with a warning system that adapts alert levels according to the severity of a threat so that it is less intrusive overall, but still ensures the user does not miss the most urgent alerts.

Improved detection and removal – Based on a new engine, Windows Defender is able to detect and remove more threats posed by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Real Time Protection has also been enhanced to better monitor key points in the operating system for changes.

Protection for all users – Windows Defender can be run by all users on a computer with or without administrative privileges. This ensures that all users on a computer are protected by Windows Defender.

Download of the Day: Microsoft Windows Defender – Lifehacker



IE 7 Beta 2 Shows Progress February 3, 2006

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Microsoft’s slow march to regain momentum in the Web browser market continues with the Jan. 31 preview release of Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 7. The beta shows a lot of good progress, but, as we’ve said with almost every new IE release we’ve reviewed, it’s still playing catch-up.When the first beta of Windows Vista was released last year, Microsoft also gave the world a look at the next version of Internet Explorer. That first beta of Internet Explorer 7, however, was really more of an alpha that at best showed the direction that Microsoft was taking with its Web browser.With the Beta 2 preview release of Internet Explorer, we now see a much more polished and true beta version, and so far we are impressed with what we’ve seen. Microsoft isn’t breaking any new ground with Internet Explorer 7—as most of the features in the product were first introduced in Firefox, Mozilla and Opera—but the features in this beta release are well-implemented and will be welcomed by IE users.As previously reported, IE 7 is still slated to be available only for Windows Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 2. However, this current beta runs only on Windows XP with SP2. The IE 7 beta can be downloaded from here.

IE 7 Beta 2 Shows Progress