MS-Windows Vista was Released on November 8, 2006 (RTM version) but Windows XP still outselling Windows Vista. Most Business PC user are still overwhelmingly opting for XP, computer giant HP has revealed. From the article:
"From the 30th of June, we have no longer been able to ship a PC with a XP licence," said Jane Bradburn, Market Development Manager, Commercial Notebooks for HP Australia.
"However, what we have been able to do with Microsoft is ship PCs with a Vista Business licence but with XP pre-loaded. That is still the majority of business computers we are selling today."
So, in other words, Microsoft counts a sale for Vista, even though the computer manufacturer has really sold XP.
Does this even matter? I don't think so, as Microsoft still gets share, no matter what OS sells more.
This is a good news for all IE user.
Yahoo finally released toolbar / button for Internet Explorer. This software is in beta and works like a charm. There are similarities between this version and the recently released Firefox 3 beta extension -- including features such as the del.icio.us Sidebar and Toolbar for quick access to your bookmarks. The extension works on IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 beta for both XP and Vista. Check out the del.icio.us blog for more information.
Download del.icio.us Toolbar / Buttons
Windows XP SP3 has been released and avilable for download from Microsoft web site for the following operating systems:
- Windows XP Home Edition
- Windows XP Professional Edition
- Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available for download and install via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. Windows XP SP3 includes all previously released updates for the operating system, in addition to a small number of new updates. Windows XP SP3 will not significantly change the Windows XP experience.
Download Windows XP SP3
Download XP SP3
Most people are not switching to Windows Vista so Microsoft is setting up deadline for Windows XP support. From the press release:
Today Microsoft announced the worldwide extension of the availability of Windows XP Home for an emerging, new class of mobile personal computers commonly known as ultra-low-cost PCs, or ULCPCs. Windows XP Home for ULCPCs will be available until the later of June 30, 2010, or one year after general availability of the next version of Windows.
This is not extension for normal XP or XP business version. This is for computer such as Asus EEE Pc.
Who needs Windows Vista? According to Yahoo news, Windows Service Pack 3 will offer substantial performance gains:
Running an Office productivity test suite on a preview version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, Devil Mountain discovered a 10 percent performance boost over the current version of Windows XP, the company reported on its blog. So Vista's biggest competition isn't Apple or Novell or Red Hat; it's Microsoft itself, it's XP.
=> Read more: Windows XP Speed Boost Coming with SP3
If you got .bin as movie file (many downloaded movie file has .bin extension) don't waste your time with Windows media player. Get VLC player for Windows XP / Vista. It can directly play .bin file.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats including DVDs and VCDs. For movies I always use VLC. It is one of the best free program.
Download VLC Player
=> You can download VLC player here.
I loved this game and it is now released as free download.
August 31, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995:
To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!?
Thanks for releasing the game :)
Download Command and Conquer Game
=> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD C&C GOLD GDI ISO
=> Visit official site for more information
Ophcrack is a Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a GTK+ Graphical User Interface and runs on Windows, Mac OS X (Intel CPU) as well as on Linux.
There is also article and more screen shots at Lifehacker:
Extremely impressed at the ease and speed with which the Ophcrack Live CD cracked my Windows admin password when I tested it out last a few weeks ago, I thought it might be useful to throw together a quick guide detailing how to use this powerful little utility.
Crack a MS- Windows 7 / XP / Vista password with Ophcrack Live CD
Whether you need to recover the lost password to a Windows account, you're looking to ensure that your passwords are secure, or you're a super l33t h4x0r, the Ophcrack Live CD is a pretty useful tool.
Robocopy (Robust File Copy) is a command-line file copying tool included with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, free to licensed users of Windows. The tool, as with much of the resource kit, works under Windows XP as well as under the Windows Server platform.