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Submission + - Microsoft finalizes FREE Windows 7 upgrade program (techarp.com)

crazyeyes writes: "Microsoft has finalized the free Windows 7 upgrade program with the release of a whole list of FAQs and a new name for the program — the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. They also revealed screenshots of the Windows Vista to Windows 7 upgrade process, and the hardware and storage space requirements for the upgrade.

Microsoft also revealed the Windows Anytime Upgrade Program for Windows 7 with screenshots and FAQs. Looks like Windows 7 is ready to hit the stores in Q4 of 2009!

On a side note, Bill Gates is said to be taking over from Steve Ballmer for Windows 7 . Does this mean Bill will return to Microsoft's helm?"


Submission + - Piracy law cuts internet traffic by 33%

Linux Admin Blog writes: "Sweden's new anti piracy laws are based on an EU directive. From the BBC "Internet traffic in Sweden fell by 33% as the country's new anti-piracy law came into effect, reports suggest. Sweden's new policy — the Local IPRED law — allows copyright holders to force internet service providers (ISP) to reveal details of users sharing files.""

Submission + - Dell accuses Psion of "fraud" over netbook (pcpro.co.uk) 2

Barence writes: "Dell has issued court papers in the US, accusing Psion of fraudulently laying claim to the term netbook. Psion sent out warning letters late last year to PC manufacturers, retailers and bloggers alike, asking them to stop using the term netbook, which the company registered as a trademark in the late 1990s. But in a Petition for Cancellation of Psion's trademark, the PC manufacturer accuses Psion of abandoning the term and fraudulently claiming it was still in use. "Psion is not currently offering laptop computers under the Netbook trademark," Dell's petition claims. The petition also claims that Psion made false statements about its use of the term Netbook in a sworn declaration to the US Trademark Office."

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.