Microsoft is counting down until they will stop supporting one of their most successful Operating Systems, Windows XP which they will stop supporting on April 8, 2014 along with Office 2003. What Microsoft is doing is stopping user and security support for Windows XP which means as of April 8, it will be vulnerable to… Read More
Microsoft is monitoring the worlds usage of Internet Explorer 6 by launching a website, IE6 Countdown. Their aim is to try and get the global usage under 1% so more websites can drop Internet Explorer 6 support which will save web developers a lot of work trying to support a web browser that is 10… Read More
I noticed the following clip over on Long Zheng’s blog and thought I would share it here. This is what happens when you combine an alarm, a boxed Microsoft product, and some students from University of Technology Sydney and Sydney TAFE. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt_pv_8VAzg
I happened to see last month on Channel Nine an ad for Bing. I only caught the last 5 seconds or so of it, and never saw it again. I was looking at Long Zheng’s site this morning and noticed he had a post about the Bing Australia Ads and seems that there is a… Read More
I know this is old news, but I felt like I needed to post this information. It seems that Microsoft has extended support for Internet Explorer 6 until 8th April 2014, despite campaigns to kill off IE6. If you have a look on IE Blog it states that the upgrades to newer versions are the… Read More
I decided to install Windows 7 RC on my laptop today. It is running quite quick and I am loving it, I don’t think I will go back to Vista anytime soon. The last version of Windows 7 I ran was the original beta (7000) that was released to the public.
I have received not only one, but two email hoaxes from friends within three days of themselves. The first one is the good old “Bill Gates will give you money if you forward this”, the other being “Ericsson giving away free laptops”. Now here is some of the transcript from the emails, and why they… Read More
I was going through all the Vista power options, trying to get my Hibernation mode back on, which seemed to have disappeared. I found out the hibernate option will disappear if you have recently run Disk Cleanup, which I did. By running this it removes the hiberfil.sys file resulting in no hibernation. See Microsoft article… Read More
Yesterday I received my Hero Hack Pack from Microsoft, which is Microsoft’s way of getting into the Open Source community. The pack looks quite good, as you can see in the gallery. It contains a copy of Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, trial editions of course. I’m sure Microsoft have gotten quite some… Read More
I received my package in the mail today from Microsoft, containing a “Windows Vista Advisor” shirt and certificate. I obtained it from doing the Vista Fact or Fiction awhile ago. As far as I know it is still valid, but you only receive the certificate now instead of the shirt.