18 months after Windows 7 was released, Microsoft is boasting that it had sold 350 million licenses of its operating system. Windows 7, is flourishing both at home and at work. Microsoft cites and IDC estimate that 90 percent of corporations are currently in the process of migrating to Windows 7, and Redmond claims that deploying Windows 7 will allow businesses to save around $140 per PC per year. This take up got nice side effects notably, it will be another nail in the coffin of IE6.
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Researchers in France have found a way to double the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives by constructing 3D Towers on information. The persons from SPINTEC created these pillars out of bit-patterned media separated magnetic nanodots, each of which carries one bit of data. By layering the dots in specific formations, the team created a multilevel magnetic recording device with an areal density of two bits per dot twice it started with.
The Dells much leaked Alienware M14x and M11x laptops finally available now. The gaming laptops are available now in Dells official websites of Malaysia, US, Australia, New Zealand, and UK. This is a Alienware laptop and M14x is available for around $1,600 of price. It features a Core i7 2820QM Processor, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT555M Graphics with 3GB of DDR3 memory and Optimus technology. You can choose a choice of resolution either 1366*768 or 1600*900 on 14-inch display. There is now much news about the specs of M11x yet.
The leaked out version of Windows 8 we have seen got a feature called Portable Workspaces, it enables you to take a 16GB or greater external storage device and dump a bootable, runnable copy of Win8 on there. It remains to be seen just how many copies one could create and whether they ever expire or indeed, whether they can themselves be copied onto an HDD like a ghost image, but it is easy to see this as a boon for support personnel.
Designer Park Hyun Jin over at Yanko recently posted some renders of Fujitsu Lifebook X2, a laptop that allows for two orientations thanks for its four folds. The design features full QWERTY keyboard, which can be used when the netbook is folded out in full, as well as a half-folded option with an on screen keyboard. We had love for this compact design to become a reality, but we cant trap our brains around the seam between two screens.
You may need to switch off Aero effects in Windows for taking screenshots, to use some old programs or for some games, but using the display
Adobe has found yet another serious security flaw in Flash. The vulnerability affects all the platforms, including Android, though the attacks have seen only on Windows so far. Just like last months exploit, this one is spreading the malicious .swf files embedded in Office documents, only this time its a Word instead of Excel (last time) being targeted. Once again Reader and Acrobat are also vulnerable, but attacks can be thwarted using Readers Protected Mode.
Adobe Systems announced monthly subscriptions model for its upcoming Adobe Creative suite 5.5. This new model will allow users to try out Adobe products by subscribing online and paying a fraction of the cost of the original product. By this new model Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection can be subscribed for $129 a month for a year or $195 month-to-month.
REETI unit developed by Frances Robopec, not only its a full-fledged media PC, its also a Robot. Its one capable of displaying range of emotions, no less. They have been working on this for a little while now, but just recently made its public debut at the Innorobo trade show, there it showed of its ability to track people with its eyes and respond to both speech and touch. Still no word on availability, but it seems like the company is planning to sell them.
Mozilla is feeling the heat now, it spends every time in tweaking and perfecting Firefox to eek out as much as performance as possible,
Mozilla has released Firefox 4.0 mobile web browser for Android OS based phones. The new Firefox4 for Android and Meamo mobile platform based devices offers you the tabbed browsing, Firefox sync support and even Add-ons. The new Firefox 4 doesnt support the old ARM v6 CPU based phones and ADOBE Flash. Mozilla developers claim that the Firefox 4.0 is up to 3 times faster than the stock Android browser. It got the enhanced Java Script engine with JagerMonkey JIT compiler to make the page loads faster and improves the overall graphics performance. It keeps the user engaged in the web content with desktop browser features like tabs and browser controls and bookmarks sync.
Firefox 4 launched last week, has attracted considerable interest in technology enthusiasts. The browser was downloaded 7.1 million times in the first day alone. Its now passed 15 million downloads in 48 hours and is currently nearing 40 million downloads now.