Get XP SP3 RC Through Microsoft Update

Not a Windows XP SP3 beta tester, but can’t wait for the official release? Or just like to stay on the bleeding edge? There’s a way you can get access to it via Microsoft Update. It does involve editing the registry, but it’s not that difficult. Here’s all you need to do. You need to […]

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Windows XP SP3 RC

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Candidate build is live. Microsoft is hammering away at the third and final service pack for Windows XP, and is making consistent headway in the matter. Truth be told, since the 2004 availability of XP SP2, and after the numerous delays of SP3 across 2006 and 2007, Service Pack […]

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New Trojan Spreads Quickly

A new Trojan horse that started to spread early Sunday via Microsoft Corp.’s instant messaging client has already infected about 11,000 PCs, a security company said today. The as-yet-unnamed Trojan horse began hitting systems about 7 a.m. EST on Sunday, according to Roei Lichtman, the director of product management at Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. “We […]

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Firefox 3 BETA 1 Available

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and […]

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Vista vs. XP

Microsoft Corp.’s biggest worry over Windows Vista shouldn’t be rival operating systems from Apple Inc. or Red Hat Inc., but remains competition from its own Windows XP, an analyst said today.“The big story isn’t that 32% of the companies we surveyed said that they would start Vista deployments by the end of next year,” said […]

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Windows Live OneCare 2.0

The exact ship date of OneCare 2.0 is unclear, with one online retailer saying it will be offered early next week and others saying it will arrive earlier. Microsoft Corp. is about to release a major update to its Windows Live OneCare security suite, according to online retailers, that have already begun taking orders for […]

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Firefox 3.0 bugs

Mozilla Corp. will fix just 20% of the bugs now in Firefox 3.0 before the final version is released next year, the open-source developer’s Web site revealed yesterday.As Mozilla pushes to post Beta 1 of Firefox 3.0, it has asked developers to prioritize already-identified bugs so that the most important can be fixed. But according […]

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PS3 Antivirus

Video game consoles, which are increasingly being used to surf the Internet, aren’t generally equipped with antivirus protection like PCs.Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. thinks they should be, though. It has launched software for Sony’s PlayStation 3 that promises to block malicious Web pages and those dealing in sex, drugs and violence. The company bills […]

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Windows Server 2008

A little over a year ago, many enthusiasts embraced all the latest release details on Windows Vista. Leading up the consumer launch of the operating system on January 30, many details including product packaging and pricing were revealed to consumers months ahead of time. Microsoft decided to put the speculation to rest this time around […]

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DirectX 10.1

AMD’s Radeon HD 3850 and HD 3870 will be two of the hottest graphics adaptors for the 2007 holiday season.  The Radeon HD 3800 series, previously codenamed RV670, is a 55nm optical shrink of the 80nm R600 architecture. One of the only features added to RV670 is the inclusion of DirectX 10.1 support, an API […]

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