Saturday, April 25, 2009

Windows 7 RC Surprises Come Early

I’ve been reading and talking with AT companies a lot on Win 7 for a while. And I have also been reading those blogs and Tweets and what have you about those of you who have bravely loaded your programs of choice and ran boldly with the Beta release. I admire all of the Blind Enthusiasts out there for running on the Razor’s Edge. But the main reason why I haven’t gone into too much detail on the Beta here was that I had inside info that said for me to wait for the Release Candidate before writing in earnest. And so I wait for May 5th, rumor still says that is the day for the download to go public, with breathless anticipation. Build 7100 has now leaked and embargos are being lifted all over the net. Sure these leaks are like someone telling you the ending of “The Empire Strikes Back” before you see the movie, however, I’ll still be in line on download day none the less.

The big one first. A full virtual Windows XP in Win 7 Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate. Check this link out for more.

And here is another link from the Super Site about the new interactive setup for 7.

Okay just go to the Win Super Site blog for tons of more info about IE6 v IE8, Security Software in 7 and much much more.

Paul also had discussed the Windows Media 12 streaming bits last year, however, Gizmodo has a new screenshot gallery of a more polished version of that feature.

I also want to give a “Shout Out” to Rick and the Blind Geek Zone. He has a Tech Talk coming up and you don’t want to miss it if you want to know more about Win 7. Here is the link to the time and place.

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