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.


IE9 a "Site-Centric, Not Browser-Centric"

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Well the time is nearing and all are getting ready to have an hands on Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9. The much spoken IE9 first beta is getting released in just few hours from now, 10:30 am PDT or 11 pm IST timings.

But the shocking news is, IE9 is already available for few companies and the response from them is making others more exciting. Pair of IE9 and Windows 7 is going to making ultimate change in browser war. We all are expecting lot of things from IE9 on one side and other side Windows XP users are kept away from IE9.

The news is, Fastcompany has already got IE9 in their Windows 7 machine and they expressed what they felt about it. Here are few things we got by seeing the screenshots from Fastcompany.

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First thing we got from IE9 screenshot is, converting website into application. We saw this feature already in Chrome 6, 7 and Firefox 4 beta‘s. But these application were not able to get pinned in taskbar. Microsoft has included this feature to be fully available on Windows 7 machines.

IE9 has boiled down with HTML5 features. Hope this time IE9 cross the score by Chrome 7 and tops the list. Many, including Apple believe HTML5 could one day replace Adobe Flash. But for Microsoft, it has become a vehicle for migrating apps to the PC.

Finally IE9 has got Chromified look, just similar to Firefox 4. So finally IE9 has got total remake and looks clear. Similar to Chrome and Firefox, IE9 got big browsing space.

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As u can see in screenshot, the back and forward buttons are resembling Firefox 4 buttons. Hope IE9 didn’t copy it icon smile IE9 a "Site Centric, Not Browser Centric"

Last but not least, IE9 is Site-Centric, Not Browser-Centric.

According to Gavin,

Microsoft’s aim was to create a site-centric, not browser-centric, Internet Explorer that has revved-up HTML5 support. Frame rates are explosive–early comparison tests have showed big gains on Chrome and Firefox–and high-def video is handled beautifully, thanks to big tweaks to hardware acceleration.


Well these are the few notable changes we got before the hands on IE9. Can’t wait anymore to get IE9 first ever beta.

What you think about IE9 now? Will you shift yourself from Firefox or Chrome to IE9? icon smile IE9 a "Site Centric, Not Browser Centric" Share what you feel icon smile IE9 a "Site Centric, Not Browser Centric"


Microsoft to End Windows XP sales on October 22!

End of Windows XP era. Microsoft announced that sales of Windows XP will be closed on 22 October, 2010. But will support it till 2014 including Vista.