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Tag: PDC2008

Another Windows 7 secret revealed; desktop to have slideshows

"Teach a man assembly, and he'll write device drivers for a day. Give a man a disassembler, and he'll figure out every secret hidden in the Windows 7 pre-beta." I swear, I'm never going to get tired of posting about Rafael Rivera finding cool stuff hiding in the guts of our Microsoft products. He's done it yet again; this time, Rafael has uncovered another couple of Windows 7 shell goodies...

"Superbar" unlocked in PDC build of Windows 7

Certified reverse engineer and rather impressive hacker (in the good sort of way) Rafael Rivera, of Uxtheme patching fame, announced on TWiT that he discovered our sneaky friends over in Redmond actually did enable that cool new "superbar" version of the taskbar in the version of Windows 7 that was handed out to guests at PDC (you know, that one that Lee showed off). The superbar was demoed...

Microsoft unveils Windows 7, releases early developer preview

Microsoft is officially introducing Windows 7 today at the Professional Developers Conference. The company will also be making an early build of the next generation Windows operating system available to developers, but it will probably be a little while before the rest of us can get our grubby little paws on it. As expected, Windows 7 looks a lot like Windows Vista so far. Which isn't...

Windows 7 privacy statement describes new features

Microsoft is expected to introduce a pre-release version of Windows 7, its next operating system at the Professional Developers Conference tomorrow. But if you can't wait that long to find out what's new under the hood in Windows 7, all you have to do is read the privacy statement for Windows 7 Pre-Release (M3). It's choc full of information about new features in Windows 7. Here are a few...

Pick up a pre-release copy of Windows 7 for just a few thousand dollars

Want to get your hands on an early version of Windows 7, with its slightly tweaked user interface, Windows Media Player lite (pictured right), and shiny new calculator? No problem. Microsoft is giving pre-release copies of Windows 7 away. All you need to do is attend one of two Microsoft conferences in the next two months. You can either register fro the Professional Developer Conference in Los...