Software Programs

Microsoft abandons Vista name, welcome Windows 7

After Windows 2002 being named XP and Windows 6 becoming Vista, I thought Microsoft was thoroughly lost in the world of consumer naming. But luckily, the company decided to do a U-turn on naming convention and Windows 7 will become known as – “Windows 7”. In a newsletter send to members of partnering community, Microsoft stated that on PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles, the company will give out pre-beta versions of their new operating system, “Windows 7”. This name was confirmed by Mike Nash, VP for Windows Product Management. You can read more on TG Daily.

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OpenOffice 3.0 brings Sun servers to their knees

It looks like Sun has finally found a package that will bring its servers to their knees. The company just released OpenOffice 3.0 package of office applications and found their servers to barely handling heavy load from thousands of interested users. While loading www.openoffice.org, I was greeted with HTML 1.0 looking page and a following statement: “Apologies – our website is struggling to cope with the unprecedented demand for the new release 3.0 of OpenOffice.org. The technical teams are trying to come up with a solution.” All in all, not exactly unexpected. OpenOffice 3.0 is the most popular office package after Microsoft Office, and it

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VR World

OCZ’s brain thingie is going 64-bit… finally

When OCZ Technology launched somewhat revolutionary gaming peripheral dubbed NIA (Neural Impulse Actuator), I could only find one flaw: lack of 64-bit drivers. From personal experience, running 32-bit Vista is nothing short of pain in that specific part of human body – I’ve been using 32-bit XP and 64-bit Vista dual boot since November 30, 2006. Yes, through all the horrid moments of not having Vista drivers for 8800GTX until late Q1’07. Starting today, NIA finally has 64-bit driver support. According to Dr. Michael Schuette, “The migration to the Vista 64 environment with the unified ver. 2.0 software suite required a complete recoding of the

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