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Window 7 Family Pack To Replace Windows XP

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As we all know, Microsoft is going to end the sales of Windows XP on October 22. Yes! Only few days left and still Windows XP is having a strong market compared to any other operating system in the world now.

This time around Microsoft is looking serious about their statement and the XP lovers should have to rush towards the outlet and get their copy. Currently by the end of September we noticed that Windows XP is still holding more than 50% for market share worldwide(according tto statcounter).

Tech Link: StatCounter Global Stats – Operating System Market Share

Windows XP has been available for 9 years and 2 months. The only operating system which had a long journey. The OS was originally planned to be phased out in October of 2007, but saw considerable demand due to the slow adoption of Windows Vista and the emergence of netbooks, which were not powerful enough to run Windows Vista. Eventually, XP ended up with a 98% market share of netbooks in 2008.

Microsoft slowly started moving its loyal users to Windows 7, started developing non-supportable softwares like IE9 and Windows Live. But whatever the change is, Microsoft is going to stick to its words this time and October 22nd will be the D-day for Windows XP.

Ending Windows XP will surely be big blow for Microsoft. But it is trying for a smooth transition and said that it will be bringing back the Windows 7 Family Pack on October 22 which gets users three copies of the Windows 7 Home Premium for $150 – while supplies last.

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This is your chance to get up to three PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99 ERP. But act fast—Family Pack is only available while supplies last.

Tech Link: Microsoft Online Store

Even we are confused why Microsoft is playing this game by telling “Buy before stock Ends”! Following are the list of countries where Family Pack will be available,

United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, and Ukraine.

Shockingly, Windows 7 Family Pack will not be available in India!

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All this news around making everyone feel that Windows XP is surely going to die on October 22nd. But Microsoft says that it will provide support until April 8, 2014, provided you run the latest service pack and keep the software up to date (as far as those updates are available.) Windows Vista support will end in April 2014 as well.

Do you think by providing Windows 7 Family Pack will make a smooth transition? What about other countries which are not in the list? Express and share your thoughts. icon smile Window 7 Family Pack To Replace Windows XP Thanks for reading.

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Opera 10.70 Is Faster Than Chrome 7!

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Browser war is ON again! Internet Explorer 9 first beta has got some amazing features. Still IE9 is lagging behind as it is just a initial beta as compared lot of beta versions by Firefox and nightly builds by Chrome and Opera. Well Firefox got chromified. And Google Chrome / Chromium 7 is updating its feature to match IE9 and Firefox!

Many things are happening around. On one side Chrome 7 topped HTML5 test and other side Opera 10.70 beta left behind other browsers in Karken’s JavaScript benchmark.

According to our latest SunSpider benchmark we got one more shocking news for you. The Sunspider test result indicates that Opera 10.70 has crossed Chrome 7 long hold top spot in SunSpider benchmark. Following are the latest SunSpider test results,

Score: 353.5ms

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Score: 357.9ms

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Score: 440.9ms

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Score:457.7ms

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Score: 486.6ms

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The scores shown above clearly tells that Opera 10.70 beta is running faster than latest Chromium 7.0.360.0 JavaScript engine. The shocking news is Firefox 4 beta 7-pre version merged with JaegerMonkey/TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is still lagging behind and no where in competition.

Tech Link: SunSpider Benchmark test

Recent result of Karken JavaScript benchmark also showed Opera 10.70 beating other browsers. Final answer is still on hold until we get final browser version.

Do you think Opera is faster than Chrome in JavaScript? Well the results says it is. What you think? Raise is your voice and let others know! icon smile Opera 10.70 Is Faster Than Chrome 7!

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Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

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The time has arrived for next beauty to play around on web. Confused? Don’t be. We are speaking about the most happening news, HTML5. As we all know HTML5 is latest version of HTML and has got some new features in it.

Well one side HTML5 is attracting web developers and website owners. Other side browsers are updating themselves for HTML5 support. All recent browser releases like Internet Explorer 9 beta, Chrome 7 build, Firefox 4 beta’s, Opera 10.7 beta are running high on HTML5 features.

Recently we saw Chrome 7 topped the HTML5 test and other side Opera is updating JavaScript. Well the browser war is on and fight is going to be tremendous. Fight has become still more stronger by the entry of IE9 with some amazing feature.

Oh! Lets get back to our topic. Before that let me ask a question. Got a website that works best in a standards compliant browser? Means it works well in latest browser and for older browsers you have to code more? We do agree with Internet Explorer’s never ending problem.

Now Google has come for your rescue. Yes! Again Google is back with one more feature. Google Chrome Frame is a latest tool by Google which render your page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer.

How to use?

Before answering this question we want you to go and grab Chrome Frame. Done downloading?

Google Chrome works easily by just adding following meta tag in your page header as shown below,

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”ie=edge,chrome=1″>

by adding this simple meta tag Google Chrome Frame will render the page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer. This gives users the appearance of using IE, but the speed and standards compliance, and security of Chrome.

Check out this video for more updates,

Isn’t that Cool? icon smile Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

Well the only problem is installing the Chrome Frame doesn’t automatically make your Internet Explorer use Chrome to render webpages. It still requires updates from both user end as well as developers end. As a user they should install Chrome Frame and as a developer they need to include meta tag in their pages.

But as all our existing website upgrading towards HTML5 features and in future upcoming sites coming live with HTML5 features like video, audio and canvas tags, its time for something more. IE9 is still having some bug in it and scoring less, staying on bottom in HTML5 test is going to hurt developers for sure.

And not to forget, currently IE9 is not supportable for Windows XP which is a big blow for developers and XP users. Adding Chrome Frame will surely help developers and users for some fun with HTML5 features icon razz Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

What do you think? Do you still use IE older version? If so, would you use Chrome Frame? If you are a web developer, are you going to add the meta tag to your website? Sharing is Caring icon smile Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE Your comment can help others. Share it! icon smile Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

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Opera 10.70 Beta Tops Kraken JavaScript Benchmark!

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 first beta is out, Mozilla is releasing its long journey of beta versions, Chrome is inching towards is next big release Chrome 7! There are lot of things happening around us in browsers war.

All the browsers out there are working hardly on HTML5 features, GPU Acceleration, JavaScript Benchmarks and many more things to keep them on top. With no doubt, Chrome/Chromium 7 has already running high on HTML 5 features.

Today we are updating you guys more about the JavaScript Benchmark. There are lot of JavaScript benchmarks testings are available on market like webkit’s sunspider, Mozilla’s Kraken and Google’s V8 Benchmarks.

Mozilla says that its own Kraken JavaScript test is much more comprehensive than the Sunspider test and takes real world applications into account. There are those who claim that this test heavily favors Firefox, but Mozilla denies this allegation. Even we tested all current browser beta versions for Kraken JavaScript benchmark and the result is as below,

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Score: 19,526ms

Surprisingly, Opera 10.7 has hit a top score this time when compared to other current beta’s. Opera 10.7 beta is running on Carakan JavaScript.

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Score: 25657.2ms

Well Chromium, which we call Chrome for simplicity reasons in this article, is on second place with 25657 milliseconds. Chrome 7 is just ahead of Firefox 4 beta 6 with very small margin of milliseconds.

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Score: 26540.9ms

With 26540.9ms, Firefox’s latest version is on third place. Not bad, but Firefox would have scored well on its own test.

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Score: 29914.7ms

Apple Safari managed to get inside 30k with 29914.7ms. Safari’s SquirrelFish JavaScript developed by webkit team didn’t impress us although a 30 percent Javascript performance increase over Safari 4.

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Score: 75187.4ms

Much spoken Microsoft’s IE9 is running poorly on Kraken Benchmark. It is almost 4 times slower than Opera. Lot of work to be done on IE9 now!

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Well this is the current list of Kraken JavaScript Benchmark test. You can see Opera is topping the list, Chrome and Firefox is fighting neck-to-neck for second place and Safari performing quite a well. But on IE9 side, Microsoft team has to work lot of things after seeing placed on bottom in HTML5 and Kraken JavaScript Benchmark.

What you think about the current browser war? Is Opera really going to pull everyone back? Share your thought and let other also know icon smile Opera 10.70 Beta Tops Kraken JavaScript Benchmark!

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20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9

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Internet Explorer 9 is finally here! Guess what, this time Microsoft has delivered it perfectly without any problems. Just on right time IE9 got released and users are playing around the all new UI from Microsoft.

If we would like to describe IE9 is 3 words it will be Fast, Smooth and Mind Blowing! Before the first beta Microsoft had released 4 platform previews to make its users and developers to have a look at its depth features. Through these test drives IE9 got many users attracting towards it before the beta release.

Similar to Google, even Microsoft used some strategy by giving away the beta to top developers so that they start promoting it before the public release. That was good for some who had got chance to feel about IE9.

Lets cut this story here and start speaking about amazing IE9 and its features.

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Have a look at what Microsoft IE9 is saying in screenshot! Yes! IE9 offers fast browsing like Chrome and Firefox. Clean and secure as well.

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Finally IE9 is Chromified. After Firefox its IE9 turn to be Chrome like design. More browsing window space and happy users icon smile 20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9

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Even we do accept not having status bar activated in IE9 make you go crazy. If you click on any link, for sometime a ring will be revolving on its tab and then it will stop before page being loaded. Many menu features has been embedded in Command Bar and it can be activated just by right click on top-right corner.

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Compared to its previous versions of Internet Explorer’s, IE9 has got drastic changes in menu style. Menu structure has been reduced totally. Only few options are visible on the screen through Tools and favorite button on top-right corner. Rest has to enabled though command bar and pressing CTRL once.

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Microsoft IE team has finally added a browsing history feature in IE9. Users can access the history by clicking on the Star or Favorite Button on top-right corner.

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IE9 has may be copied back and forward buttons from Firefox. These two buttons are exactly similar to Firefox’s big back button and small forward button.

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Caret Browsing feature of IE9 turns your browser as a read-only mode MS word. As shown in image, turning on this feature will allow you to access website as a word.

Rather than using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard—Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, and the arrow keys. This feature is called Caret Browsing and is named after the caret—or cursor—that appears when you edit a document.

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SmartScreen filter feature is used to check the browsing website for any threats. Is any threats are found then the report will be sent to MS and IE9 will warn user to stop opening the site.

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Now user can ignore the style sheet being used by website by enabling any of the option specified above. Once enabled, it applies to all other sites as well.

Tech Tip: How to use? Tool-> Accessibility.

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IE9 provides a facility to see others website in your style. User can design their own stylesheet and use it to see external sites.

Tech Tip: How to use? Tool-> Accessibility.

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Previously pop-ups have become bottom notifications in IE9 now. Now user can see notifications like save password, download, pop-up blocked and few others on the bottom part of the browser. This save user to stay on page when answering to them similar to Google Chrome.

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IE9 team has added a new feature like save and run downloaded file in IE9. This feature reduces the time spent on saving the file and browsing for it to run.

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Do you remember in previous versions of IE if we start downloading 3 or 4 files together then it used to open similar number of pop-up to show the progress. Now IE9 has got new downloads window similar to Firefox(but better than Fx) to display the active downloads.

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Internet Explorer 9 provides the feature called “Open Site Status” which tells whether the currently opened sites are very active, active or inactive. This information will be obtained to users when they click on the new tab.

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User can now open the recently closed tabs by using reopen closed tab feature. This feature is helpful when user closes the tab by mistake.

Tech Comment: Similar to Chrome icon razz 20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9

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This is one of the most stunning feature in IE9. Users can convert website to excel by right clicking and selecting “Export to Excel” option. After selecting the option, MS excel will be opened as shown in screenshot. Now a click on import button will produced below shown result.

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Only the text will be exported to excel sheet.

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User can turn on and off site suggestions by their default search engine anytime.

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Again same cut, copy and paste shortcuts. First Google Chrome introduced, then Firefox copied and now IE9!

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Image speaks everything!

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Now user can edit any web site in MS word and store it in webpage extension. User can edit the html coding, only the text visible on the site.

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Well these are th few best features we got from IE9 first beta. Lots of improvements in all the corners of browser. We IE9 is the perfect browser by Microsoft. But only sad news is Windows XP users can’t use IE9 icon sad 20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9

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Do you think IE9 is ready for browsers war? Is this perfect IE browser you were expecting? Any feature missed out? Please let us know what you feel about IE9 now! icon smile 20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9