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7 great ways to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free!)

Here at Download Squad, we like saving money. We love finding freebies, and we're certainly not ashamed to walk up to the cash register with a fistful of coupons. Since the announcement of the Windows 7 pricing scheme, we've been looking for ways to cut the costs to make the move. We've...

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U.S. government jumps for cloud computing in a big way

The federal government -- alongside everyone else with web access and a pulse -- seems to have taken a sudden interest in adopting cloud computing technologies. Late yesterday saw the launch of Apps.Gov, an internet portal built to allow government organizations quick and painless access to...

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Newsaholics can get their fix with Google Fast Flip

Google has decided that you're not getting enough news in your balanced diet of information. Equatable to hooking up an IV of coffee to get your necessary caffeine, Google Fast Flip, a new Google Labs project, aims to provide you with more news than you probably want, faster than you probably want...

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Go-go-gadget... The Engadget Show!

Residents of New York City beware... Engadget is planning to take over the Tishman Auditorium at Parsons The New School for Design for the evening on September 13th! That's right, ladies and gentlemen, the folks over at Download Squad's sister blog Engadget are excited to announce the first taping...

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Facebook Lite goes live, isn't quite fully baked yet

The folks over at Facebook decided their social network's user interface needed to lose some weight. So, after a few weeks on a treadmill, Facebook Lite is now available for public preview. This new fat-free version of Facebook looks to put Twitter in its sights as far as simplicity is concerned;...

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Today's the day: Blame Drew's Cancer with the all-day Blame-A-Thon!

A few months ago, we brought you news of Download Squad's long time friend and blogger Drew Olanoff's Hodgkin's Lymphoma, as well as his efforts to get everyone to blame everything on it. Since then, almost 12,000 people have credited Drew's cancer with more than 26,000 of their unfortunate or...

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Microsoft retail stores hiring; Scottsdale and Mission Viejo residents rejoice

A few weeks ago, we covered some leaked documents showing just what a Microsoft retail location might look like; well, some lucky folks in the Scottsdale, Arizona and Mission Viejo, California areas might get the chance to see if the real thing looks as enticing as the concept images. The...

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Free Software Foundation throwing a hissy fit over Windows 7

The open source zealots over at the Free Software Foundation have left us here at Download Squad slightly speechless over a press release dropped in our never-ending pile of random crap from around the Internet. It would appear the FSF is pulling out all the stops in their new campaign (read:...

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Process Hacker is Task Manager on steroids

The inner geek in all of us is constantly curious about what exactly is going on under the hood of our computer; the trusty ol' Task Manager is usually pretty good at letting us keep an eye on things. Sometimes, however, said inner geek needs a little bit more control over their...

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More ballot screen drama; now Mozilla's executives are up in arms

Microsoft's struggle with the European Commission's demands regarding browser choice just never seems to end. Today's soap opera episode introduces another main character into the cast: Mozilla. Earlier this week, Harvey Anderson and Mitchell Baker, two highers-up of Mozilla and the Mozilla...

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