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Windows 7 Product Editions

Microsoft has confirmed the final product names for Windows 7. This time there is an interesting mix, and you’ll find out why when you read on. A few days ago a rumor claimed Microsoft was making a specific product edition for netbooks, but now you know that’s not true.

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Remove your Deleted File Tracks with Eraser

Normally, we delete our files and empty the recycle bin but that procedure doesn’t remove those files permanently. The traces are still there and can be recovered easily by using related applications. This can become a problem if you are using a computer with more than 1 user and your important files (which may include passwords, personal information, classified documents etc)  can be at stake.

Windows 7 Beta to be released worldwide tomorrow

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced that a test version of the US software titan’s Windows 7 operating system will be available worldwide on Friday. Earlier he had announced that Windows 7 is nearing completion and is almost ready for release. Windows 7 Beta will be available for all users for testing or regular use until the final version is made available.

Firefox most vulnerable application of 2008

In a report released by Bit9, Firefox has topped the list of vulnerable applications with 10 vulnerabilities which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via buffer overflow,malformed URI links, documents, JavaScript and third party tools. Bit9 is an application whitelisting vendor that centrally controls which applications and devices are allowed to operate, thereby preventing malicious software and data leakage. The report lists 12 of the most vulnerable Windows applications which required end user intervention in patching the vulnerability.

Windows 7 and a less irritating UAC

One of the main reasons I disabled User Aaccess Control was the extremely irritating popups that interrupted even the most mundane of tasks. I guess, I’m not the only one and Microsoft has learnt from the experience! Based on what we’ve learned from our data and feedback we need to address several key issues in Windows 7: Reduce unnecessary or duplicated prompts in Windows and the ecosystem, such that critical prompts can be more easily identified.

Ten must-use Windows Shortcuts (Windows Wednesday)

If you are using Windows, the number of shortcuts that Windows presents you is phenomenal. You even have the option to create your own shortcuts to launch applications. Here are ten shortcuts that can improve productivity: Windows Key + R Open the Run window Windows Key + F Open the search window Windows Key + E Open Windows Explorer Windows Key + 1, 2, …