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Dell Posting Vista Drivers

Dell has started posting drivers for Windows Vista on their support website. For example, here are the drivers for 32-bit Windows Vista for my Inspiron 6000, as seen in this screenshot:

This is great. The old drivers for my audio were awful, disabling my headphone and mic ports. I’ll install these and update with my impressions tomorrow.

UPDATE: Yuck. The audio drivers are the same ones that have been available for the last 14 months. If Dell thinks they can declare those drivers Vista-ready, they are kidding themselves.

December 1st, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Vista, Windows, General | no comments

Xbox Buys Up PS3 Gamespot Page

Gamespot has seperate portal pages for each console, and if you went to yesterday, you’d notice this:

That’s right, Xbox 360 literally surrounded the page in advertising. I gotta say, looking at the Xbox 360 platform collected like that, it has a certain “classic” look to it, something the PS3 may never claim. Hell, the PS2 never had that feel. Pretty smart of Microsoft to remind PS3 fans of the bright world that the 360 offers.
(via Keith Combs)

December 1st, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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Windows Vista Business Launches

Yesterday, Microsoft did what seemed like would never happen: They launched Windows Vista. Now, granted, it was only the Business version, and it isn’t available in stores (only through volume licensing and other means), but Windows Vista, a version of it, is available for companies to purchase and rollout. They also released Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Wow.

Microsoft kicked off the launch with Steve Ballmer at the NASDAQ. Products released are:

  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Office Professional 2007
  • Office Enterprise 2007
  • Office Project Professional 2007
  • Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Office InfoPath 2007
  • Office OneNote 2007
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Office Project Server 2007
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Forefront Security for SharePoint
  • Windows Rights Management Services
  • Exchange Enterprise CAL
  • SharePoint Enterprise CAL
  • Office Project Portfolio Server 2007
  • Office Forms Server 2007
  • Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Office Sharepoint Server for Search 2007
  • Office Groove Server 2007
  • Office Groove 2007
  • Exchange Hosted Services

According to my trusty Vista countdown Gadget, time remaining to the main Vista launch is 59 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes and 15 seconds.

December 1st, 2006 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Vista, Office, Windows, Applications, General | no comments