Monthly Archives: May 2005

I am a staff member of Extended64.com

Hey everyone, great news, I was recently made a staff member of extended64.com. Its great to be a part of website and team of people that are fully charged about 64 bit computing and the Windows x64 platform. I also have a blog there you can check out to find out about whats going on in the world of 64 bit computing, both hardware and software.

I definitely will not be giving up my MSN Space, I would never trade it for a thing in the computing world, its very precious to me. But I consider being a part of great websites like Extended64 and ActiveWin an opportunity to be more in touch with what I love most, technology, especially Microsoft technology. So, this is just an evolution in my world of tech and I hope to take it much further as long as the potential is there.

Thanks,
Andre

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64-Bit Windows? Wait for Longhorn

From PCWorld

After more than 18 months of delays, the shipping version of Microsoft’s Windows XP Professional X64 Edition operating system is finally here. But even if your PC has a 64-bit CPU, we advise waiting for Longhorn, Microsoft’s next-generation Windows due out in 2006, unless you work with data-intensive programs such as video rendering, 3D animation, or CAD and engineering.

 

XP X64 can process data in 64-bit chunks and address a whopping 128GB of RAM (up from 4GB in today’s systems), allowing a dramatic increase in performance by keeping most of the data an app might need in RAM rather than on the slower hard disk.

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My Articles
Windows XP Professional x64, a good or bad start?
Are those 64-bit questions about to be answered…by Microsoft?

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Scoble Risking His Job?

From Prodlyserving & Scobleizer

In response to this article by Mary Jo Foley, about how Longhorn won’t be built on top of .Net, Robert Scoble responded in this Channel 9 thread and said "It’s true" and then gave some more detailed explanation: some spin, some reasonable.

 

I have read most of what Scoble has blogged since he has been at Microsoft, and this strikes me as the first time he has really stepped into dubious territory–discussing the internals of an unreleased product AND in particular doing so in response to an article that claimed to be revealing a "dirty little secret" about Microsoft.

 

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Scobles Response

 

My response? Adam, I risk my job everyday I write in public. I hope that helps.

 

But, I should have stayed out of this one. Here’s why. There are thousands of people working on Longhorn. I’ve only talked to maybe 100 of them. There’s NO WAY I know all the facts. I think there’s maybe five people in the world who do, and I’m not one of them.

 

The article I was responding to, by the way, was one where Mary Jo Foley made the claim that there’s no .NET code in Longhorn’s core features.

 

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Microsoft Notebook: The end of ‘my’ is nigh

From Seattle PI

Those folders on your Windows desktop will still be yours — but in the future you’ll need to figure that out on your own.

Ending a longstanding tradition, Microsoft Corp. plans to stop using the word "my" as the default prefix for such folders as "My Documents," "My Music," "My Pictures" and others along those lines. Starting in the next Windows version, due out next year, folders will be known simply as "Documents," "Music," and so on.

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AntiSpyware Beta 1 – Definition Update [5721]

Actually this is from the 27th of May.

 

There are new updates for Microsoft AntiSpyware beta 1 today. To ensure you have the latest definitions, click Help > About Microsoft AntiSpyware > under "Microsoft AntiSpyware system information:

 

Spyware Definition Version: 5721 (27/05/2005)

 

You can acquire the updates by ensuring you have AutoUpdater turned on (Options > Settings) or File > Check for Updates (Manual)

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Enter the Longhorn PC

From Redmond Magazine

Whether your purchase orders involve dozens or thousands of machines, few acts are as stressful as buying new PCs in the year leading up to the release of a new version of Windows.

 

With the Windows Longhorn client scheduled for a late 2006 launch, Microsoft is intensely focused on the sensitive problem, which affects its own bottom line if system purchases tail off in the run-up to a new release.

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WinInfo Short Takes: Week of May 30

From WinInformant

An often irreverent look at some of the week’s other news, including a wet spring in New England, Windows 2000 UR1, WSUS RTW, new Office 12 file formats, Windows Media Player 11, more OS X on Intel, Longhorn vs. managed code stupidity, XP x64 upgrade confusion, and so much more!

 

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Its good to finally learn some info about the next version of WMP.

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