Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers you unmatched choice and flexibility for your digital media. Easily manage your libraries of digital music, photos, and videos on your computer, and then sync with a variety of portable devices so you can enjoy it all wherever you want. Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, including Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N.
PLEASE NOTE: If you use Windows Media Player to access a favorite online store, some are not available for this beta release. The following stores are available in the Windows Media Player 11 beta release: Audible, eMusic, f.y.e., Live365, Movielink, MSN Music, MusicGiants,Napster, Passalong, Puretracks, URGE, VidZone, Wal-Mart and XM Radio. For more information, see the Readme.
“Two years from now, spam will be solved,” he told a select group of World Economic Forum participants at this Alpine ski resort. “And a lot of progress this year,” he added at the event late Friday, hosted by U.S. talk show host Charlie Rose. Excerpt from Gates: Spam To Be Canned By 2006, CBS News
Now for a look at the progress report:
Wow, what great progress we have made, thanks Microsoft!
To be fear though, we still have until December 31st 2006, so maybe there are some more surprises left to come.
is such a thing of beauty. I am so confident in the RC1 build of Vista right now after seeing Device Manager. Things are running very smooth in this build. As everyone notes, performance has improved based on general use of the OS, I would not apply this to the installation since it took a long time to install. But the overall system feels stable. I installed the latest nVidia drivers for my antiquated Geforce FX 5200 128 MB AGP, but it made the system both unstable and unbootable, but I was able to recover by booting in safe mode and do a driver roll back, now I am back in business. Creative needs to release some better drivers, I was playing a song and artiste voice sounded like a chip munk, hopefully post RTM will give us some quality device drivers from the IHV’s.
Device Manager in Windows Vista Build 5536 on my Dell Dimension 8300.
Microsoft, you said this is suppose to be a thing of the past starting with Office XP. So why am I seeing it here in Office 2007? Come on????
Reboot? Get a life!
Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) has been designed to make everyday tasks easier, provide dynamic security protection and improve the development platform and manageability. End user improvements include a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing advances, improved search functionality, instant feeds (RSS), dynamic security protection, and more.
Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 build number 7.0.5700.6
Click here to download Internet Explorer 7 RC1
From APC Start via NeoWin
"Every Linux distribution detects the presence of another OS and configures the system accordingly, even being nice enough to add Windows to your boot loader automatically (should you choose to keep it).
Why can’t Vista simply include a decent boot loader, thus removing the onus from the user, or the installer, to determine what boot loader is installed and configure it accordingly?
Interestingly, if your boot loader is a Microsoft only one, and the installer detects that it is a newer version than the one it is installing, it leaves it intact. Which pretty much makes all of the arguments in that post complete dross."
Read the rest here
I have to agree, the new Boot loader in Windows Vista has to be one of the most awkward additions to the OS. It seems Microsoft does not believe people actually do dual boot installations of Windows with old versions of Windows and non-Windows operating systems. The new BCD Boot loader is also incompatible with Windows XP, but does include a legacy bootloader so you boot into older versions of Windows prior to Vista. This past Monday I had to reinstall XP on my system, which I was dual booting with Vista, the XP disk contained SP2 after upgrading the existing install of XP SP2, it wiped out the Vista bootloader in the process. Which means, I have to reinstall or try repairing Vista, but I will just do the reinstall instead so I don’t want to risk botching the XP install. I hope XP SP3 will include support for Vista, I also hope the release of SP2 for XP Professional x64 will also support it.
I just saw two interesting screenshots on two Flickr Photostreams, one showing the build tag for Windows Vista Build 5700 and the other showing and updated Office OneNote 2007 Splash screenshots.
New Office 2007 banners coming!
The pictures were taken at a recent Tech ED 2006 Conference.
Check out more pictures at the following links: