Expect a record number of patches for Windows

Next week we’ll have the occasion to recall those times, because Microsoft will provide no less than 14 patches.

The 14 patches that we will install next week, probably on Wednesday morning, will set a new record for Microsoft. Most patches released within a period of a month. They will repair 34 potential security problems.

They haven’t targeted only the operating systems themselves, but many Microsoft applications. These include various versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works and Silverlight. Furthermore Server versions and of course, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Users of Windows XP with SP2 have been left outside. Although security issues are concerning them too, the updates can be installed only on Windows XP with SP3. If they don’t want to become a security risk for themselves and other users, they have to install the latest service pack for Windows XP.

Will Nokia launch a tablet this year?

According to some component manufacturers, including even Foxconn, Nokia is preparing to launch a tablet with a screen of 7 or 9 inch. 

Rumors say that there were already finalized about 100 samplers to be tested. The Nokia tablet will be based on an ARM processor.  The operating system will be Windows 7 or MeeGo (based on Linux).

Other information referring to Nokia tablet does not exist at this time. We will see if the tablet will be launch later this year.

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Goodbye Windows XP on netbooks, from October 22


The deadline for the sales of the operating system with laptops has been extended at least once, but now Microsoft promises that this date is final. In addition, they say that in the United States, 81% of sold netbooks come with a preinstalled version of Windows 7. Those who have installed Service Pack 2 will not receive updates from July 13 and it is recommended to install Service Pack 3. The latter will have some support until April 2014, which makes us believe that after 13 years there will be plenty of nostalgia. You’ll be surprised to learn that Windows XP had two months ago a market share of 56%, beeing the most used operating system worldwide?

Let’s have a quick recap. According to Microsoft, it runs even on a 233 MHz processor, helped by just 64 MB RAM. The systems equipped with Pentium II could drop Windows 98 or 2000 for the XP version, and a screen resolution of 800×600 ensured an acceptable use. However it turned into the best operating system for netbooks, low-performance systems than the average market systems. Because Windows Vista had system requirements too high, XP came to be contemporary with Windows 7. Considering that Windows 8 is scheduled for August 2012, we will have four Microsoft operating systems, each with a slice of the global market.

Windows XP, we just do not say goodbye yet, but your days are numbered.

Here is the Lenovo IdeaCentre A300

The integrated video device GMA X4500 and the 4 GB card of RAM DDR3 are also part of the configuration.

The IdeaCentre A300’s screen has a diagonal of 21.5″ and 1920×1080 resolution, excellent for HD multimedia content.

The aspect is the main thing that highlights this all-in-one PC.

It would be better if the prices could be lower. The configurations start at $ 800, and the most advanced can be purchased with 950 $.

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Windows 7, sold in over 100 million copies by now?

In just six months since it was launched, Windows 7 has become the fastest selling operating system in history.

Microsoft announced recently that they already sold 100 million copies of the licensed Windows 7.

This means that one in ten computers worldwide are now running Windows 7 (licensed).

Microsoft’s revenue increased so that in the first quarter they won $14.5 billion.

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The XP Phone runs Windows 7

The XP Phone launching date wasn’t made public yet, but the phone’s price is estimated between $400 and $650.
According to reports, XP Phone will cost as a last generation smartphone, and Windows 7 installation shouldn’t be impossible due to fact that the phone can anyway run Windows XP.
Here are XP Phone technical specifications :

* Processor: CPU AMD Super Mobile
* Memory: 512MB/1GB
* SSD: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
* HDD: 30GB/60GB/80GB/120GB
* LCD: TFT Touch-screen of 4,8 inches, resolution 800×480
* Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
* Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA (HSDPA/HSUPA) CDMA/CDMA2000 1X/CDMA1X EVDO, TD-SCDMA TD-HSDPA
* Wireless WiFi 802.11b/g, WiMax(optional), Bluetooth, Stand-alone GPS
* Camera : CMOS, 300k/1,3 millions
* Ports: 1 x plug for headphones,1 x plug for microphone, Docking Connector (includes VGA output signal), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
* Battery: Lithium-ion, removable
* Call time: about 5 hours, Stand-by: about 5 days.
* Functioning in normal use: about 7 hours (Standard), about 12 hours (Large)
* Weight: 400g (with battery).

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