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Submission + - How previous Windows desktop revamps failed (zdnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Every new version of Windows brings with it ‘the next big thing’ and puts a nail in the coffin of ‘the last big thing that didn’t take off.’ While Microsoft’s new Metro UI is the ‘next big thing’ in Windows 8, it’s the latest of a number of failed attempts by Microsoft to turn the Windows desktop into more than just a place to store files.

Submission + - Thunderbolt: Beyond USB And eSATA (itworld.com)

jfruhlinger writes: "Thunderbolt isn't the first peripheral connection technology that Apple's pioneered, but this time they've got Intel's weight behind them. So what exactly is this tech's story? Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols describes the basics of how Thunderbolt works — and what its adoption will mean for USB and eSATA, the standards currently duking it out in this market."

Comment Re:What's different? (Score 1) 430

Whenever I use Windows, it always seems to shut itself down frequently when I'm in the middle of working on something. There's Blue Screens, automagic updates, and random freezes. So, what's different about this? It isn't going to change the uptime very much.

I got the retail of windows 7, never had a blue sceen, turned off automatic update (so it never reboots because of updating) and never had a freeze caused by the OS. I had the exact same experience with the RC. And, for the most part, same with the beta (minor issues, but it was a beta version)

Submission + - Windows 7 God mode (cnet.com)

Hellswaters writes: "Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the discovery of a hidden "GodMode" feature that lets users access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder. "

Submission + - Dreamliner takes flight (cnn.com)

Hellswaters writes: After over two years of delays the Boeing 787 dreamliner has finally taken flight for the first time and has begun its extencive flight test program. Everyone that was not aware, this aircraft has millions of lines of computer code, so this flight is just as big of milestone in aviation is it is in technology.

Comment Needs a better source (Score 1) 159

I used to be on that forums and site a lot, and that's not a legit source. Its one guys opinion (and the guy is a idiot, to be honest.) If you even say EA, and bad game in the same sentence, he comes after you. Huge EA fan boy. However, I wouldn't be all that surprised if EA did make a C&C MMO, but like most of there recent games, it would be a epic failure.

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