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Samsung RC720 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2410M 2.30GHz, RAM 8GB, HDD 750GB, Blu-ray/DVD Supermulti DL, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit) - Black/Silver
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The newly relaunched Microsoft Signature brand has made the huge leap across the Pacific Ocean tonight as the first bloat-free and performance-optimized PC is now available on sale exclusively from the Australian online Microsoft Store .
A couple of years ago, various laptop manufacturers began implementing “instant-on” solutions to their mobile PCs with lite variations of Linux for a fast boot experience. Although it didn’t catch on very well, Microsoft took the idea to the next level with a hypervisor-enabled fast-boot dual-boot solution that makes much more sense. The patent application, “ FAST BOOTING A COMPUTING DEVICE TO A SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE ” outlines a boot process involving a general operating system like Windows alongside many special purpose operating systems that boots much more quickly to provide “appliance-like behavior” such as viewing entertainment content (TV, music, DVD)
Microsoft patent reveals fast-boot dual-boot hybrid
Good news for Australian Windows Phone 7 users (and other regional markets around the world), Microsoft has finally fixed the international transaction fee issue some users have experienced with credit card purchases of applications and games from the WP7 marketplace. As suspected, the root cause was that Microsoft didn’t have payment processing facilities in a number of regional markets around the world to handle credit card transactions locally. In Australia’s case, these transactions were previously processed in Microsoft’s Asia Pacific hub, Singapore
Possible release dates of Microsoft Corp.’s next-generation Windows 8 release dates have transpired for a number of times since the launch of Windows 7 , whereas executives of the software giant made comments that neither confirmed nor …
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Rumour: Microsoft to Launch Windows 8 on January 7, 2013 – X-bit labs
For Windows Phone 7 developers down under, Microsoft Australia is hosting a Windows Phone 7 Dev vs Dev competition to seek “an app worthy of claiming the Windows Phone 7 App Champion title” with the first-prize winner going to Las Vegas for the Microsoft MIX11 conference in April . To enter, the Windows Phone 7 application must already be submitted to and approved in the Marketplace.
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Win a trip to MIX11 for Aussie WP7 developers
Recently, Intel posted an extremely interesting ad for the second generation Core processors that shows off the power of multi-tasking in an exciting and fun way. Using a combination of applications on the Windows 7 desktop, including (in sequence) Windows Media Player, Quicktime, Office 2010 Word, Excel, Internet Explorer 8, iTunes, Windows Live Messenger, Adobe Photoshop CS5, a custom game, Google Earth, Google Chrome and PowerPoint, the ad illustrates a short 2-minute action-packed story involving some bandits chasing a female agent. Although some of the graphics and animations appear to be simulated, most of the sequences appear somewhat practical for the applications they are shown in
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Intel takes an action movie to the Windows 7 desktop
Microsoft recommends that organizations do not disrupt ongoing deployment projects but continue deploying Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8.
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