Microsoft Vista new Theme released

Finally a new theme for Microsoft Vista released. From the technet blog, “Windows Vista uses the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) to deliver some amazing user experience features collectively called Windows Aero which include; Desktop Composition, Glass window frames with colored glass, window thumbnails and Flip3D, a new window management facility.“…

Read more at MS technet blog

Coming soon new Apple Leopard OS

Apple is planning to release a new OS called Apple Leopard OS. Apple claims that its upcoming operating system is faster and slick.

Currently Microsoft is struggling with Vista schedule and competition from both OS X and Linux desktop.

According to Mercury news, The Redmond, Wash., software giant was working on its long-awaited next-generation Windows operating system, Vista, known then as “Longhorn.” During Apple’s annual developer’s conference in San Francisco, when its Tiger operating system was unveiled, the company jabbed at its mighty competitor with posters that read: “Redmond, start your photocopiers,” Introducing Longhorn and `Redmond, we have a problem.’

See also: Slashdot discussion

Windows 98 and Windows Millennium (ME) end of support

Windows-98 End of support

Finally Microsoft has announced 11th July as end of support for Windows 98 and ME operating systems.

From Microsoft official page, “…July 11, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date…”

It means you need to upgrade your version to Windows XP. And if you are using old computer like P1,P2, you better contact your hardware vendor too ;)

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