Windows 7 not soup yet

From CNET News.com: Despite the arrival of a new leaked test version, Microsoft says it has not yet declared Windows 7 final.

In a blog posting late Monday, Windows blogger Brandon LeBlanc said the company still expects to finalize the code later this month.

Comcast Broadens Online Portfolio, Adding HBO, Cinemax

From DailyTech: Comcast subscribers now have the ability to watch popular HBO and Cinemax shows online for free, as the cable provider continues to try and broaden its online content catalog.

AMD Launches New Six-core Opteron CPUs

From DailyTech: AMD is holding its own in the server CPU market against Intel even though Intel is dominating the desktop and laptop markets. Today AMD has announced five new chips for the server market with six-cores.

Windows 7 RTM Build Hits Torrents

From DailyTech: As predicted, the 7600 Build of Windows 7 was reportedly released on July 13. Also as predicted, soon thereafter it was swiftly leaked out onto torrent sites.

Bing claims 8 percent rise in users during June

From CNET News.com: Microsoft's internal data credits the launch of its new Bing search engine with an 8 percent boost in unique visitors during June.

AMD to Speed Up Phenom II X4, Release Athlon II X4 in August

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices, the world’s second largest maker of x86 microprocessors, plans to introduce its new high-performance quad-core microprocessors in August. The most important updates will be AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, the new top-of-the-range desktop chip by AMD, as well as AMD Athlon II X4 630, the first quad-core Athlon processor that is aimed at mainstream market.

Office 2010 preview leaks to BitTorrent

From InfoWorld: Just hours before Microsoft plans to launch Office 2010, a build that may be the first public preview of the suite leaked to the Internet, searches showed late Sunday.

A new version of Office 2010, build 14.0.4302.1000, appeared on several BitTorrent tracking sites Sunday, including Mininova.org. Both the 32- and 64-bit editions leaked to file-sharing sites.

Microsoft Aims Windows Embedded at Smartbooks

From PC World: Microsoft plans to use Windows Embedded to combat rival operating systems in smartbooks and a number of other devices meant to always be connected to the Internet that Microsoft calls CIDs, or consumer Internet devices.

Google's CEO Talks About Chrome Netbooks, Apple Board Seat

From DailyTech: Google CEO Eric Schmidt is no stranger to controversy. Heading the world's most powerful internet corporation, he has taken on everyone from Bill Gates to newspaper moguls without breaking a sweat.

Two-Thirds of Businesses Still Without Windows 7 Adoption Plans

From DailyTech: In the consumer sector Windows 7 looks set for success. With fast-paced pre-order sales in the U.S. wrapped up, the OS looks to storm onto desktops and laptops everywhere this fall (October 22, to be precise).

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