Bad Buggy Beta 3 of Internet Explorer 7

, posted: 12-Aug-2006 11:32

The third beta of Internet Explorer 7 has been getting up my nose a lot lately. It is supposed to be the almost-ready version of IE7, as the browser was declared feature-complete after Beta 2 and only bug fixes and interface tweaks would make it into (read the entire post)...

Windows Vista TPM kills off third-party security software?

, posted: 11-Aug-2006 16:46

Vista spells the end of third-party security software for Windows.

That seems to be the gist of what Oliver Friedrichs writes about over on the Symantec Security Response Weblog.

Friedrichs points to some disturbing side-effec (read the entire post)...

Should Microsoft delay Vista further?

, posted: 1-Aug-2006 14:19

Hands up everyone who installed Vista Beta 2 and was disappointed with it? From the feedback I've had so far, quite a few people thought Beta 2 just wasn't all that good. I never installed it as I received unofficial advice that the newer bui (read the entire post)...

Microsoft Photosynth demo video

, posted: 31-Jul-2006 21:34

Photosynth is a really interesting product from Microsoft's Live Labs that takes a collection of pictures and creates a three-dimensional space for them by analysing the images and looking for similarities.

It's maybe still an idea looking (read the entire post)...

Microsoft demonstrates voice recognition in Windows Vista

, posted: 30-Jul-2006 13:21

Well, tries to at least.

It is very impressive technology though. Check out the below video, in which Vista has no problems recognising the Borat sound-a-like accent... I don't think Linux could do that.

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Cracked software remains in Windows

, posted: 27-Jul-2006 11:09

Geoff Palmer has interesting blog entry over at PC World. He's picked up on some old German stories in PC Welt and tecchannel (links go in German language pages) which state that cracked software was used to generate the audio files for the "Welc (read the entire post)...

Patch Tuesday again: 6 updates for XP, 4 for Office

, posted: 12-Jul-2006 08:58

Better than last month, but still, a large number of security related patches. For XP, there are two Remote Code Execution fixes for the DHCP and Server services, and one data compromise issue fix for .NET Framework 2.0; one fix for (read the entire post)...

It's ugly, and it's from Microsoft: the Zune

, posted: 11-Jul-2006 19:45

What was Argo has become the Zune: yes, it's Microsoft's "let's copy the competition" MP3 player, the weapon that'll knock Apple's iPod for six. Gizmodo has a report here, plus a picture.

Is Microsoft kidding? That' (read the entire post)...

Ready for Big Patch Tuesday?

, posted: 13-Jun-2006 13:18

Well, it's actually Big Patch Wednesday for us antipodeans, living in the future as we do.

Tomorrow will bring more patches than usual, twelve security related if I count them right, plus a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Re (read the entire post)...

Get Windows Vista via Bittorrent

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 16:20

Chris Pirillo and Jake Ludington have created a torrent for Beta 2 of Windows Vista over at

Here's what they say:

The only official tracker for this torrent is found here at We' (read the entire post)...


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