Posts from the ‘Windows Vista’ Category

Rest in Peace Utaks Aka Ben Lucas

 

I am very sad to inform that last night “Utakz” along with his two siblings expired in a fire accident that broke out in his building. Utakz also known as Benjamin Lucas was known for his artwork and contribution to the Microsoft beta communities. He used to publish articles that used to tell about the things happening inside Microsoft. Ben was involved heavily in the beginnings of AeroXperience, and he will always be remembered for his work as an administrator.

Ben remained strong and kept his faith with God. He always had a good sense of humor and always knew how to cheer us up.

Rest in Peace, Benjamin, Angel, and Quentin, and everyone else whose lives have been lost to this tragic event. May God grant all three of you safe passage to Heaven.

Links:-

Herald | USA Today | Last Call with his mom

Website Dedicated in memory of Utakz

Utakz’s Own Personal blog

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New Day

 Coming Soon To a Desktop Near You

The Picture of a computer screen provided by Microsoft is expected to become on of the most-viewed images in the world. Once the software giant releases Windows Vista, its new operating system. The OS’ much touted feature, the windows sidebar can be seen on the right side. This could be the biggest flop in the history of Microsoft or maybe the biggest hit.

 

The Business launch has already taken place yesterday ie 30th November

with the officially copy of Windows Vista for Home consumers to be launched in less than 59 days from today.

Windows Vista RTM for Free

ok so here is a deal, if you were an active Windows Vista technet tester meaning you filed bugs, Microsoft is giving out a free copy of Windows Vista to you.Testers can select if they want Windows Vista Ultimate Edition or Vista Enterprise Edition.

After hearing this, i am totally impressed by Microsoft’s Marketing Division. If they give out free copies of Windows Vista they just lose out a quarter million dollars but its a very cool way of advertising their product.  So i guess all those nights when i used to sit with Windows Vista running it on my slow a$$ machine and filing bugs have been fruitful. This also motivates testers to continue beta testing.

Very Cool Microsoft 🙂

Love you…

~ Prince

Windows Vista RTM leaked

So Today my sources have informed me that Windows Vista RTM has leaked. Its slowly making its way from the large tubes of internet to the computer users.

The Release is “Microsoft.Windows.Vista.Final-BillGates

Just so you guys know, the key bundled with that release expires within 30 days.

Please dont ask about where Vista can be downloaded/obtained or anything about cracks or warez. I dont support any of the above things.

Facts About RTM

By the way dont expect a new bootscreen in this build, Desktop Motion is also not there as it will come in January as an Ultimate Extra

This build has numerous improvements and also has a few new wallpapers. No Cherry Blossom Wallpaper.

Windows Vista RTM build should be available to MSDN subscribers by 17th November 2006 onwards.

On The side note, Microsoft Office 2007 has leaked too 

Windows Vista build 5744 released.

Today Microsoft has released another build to the technet testers. This build was released at about 11am PST. This is an RC2 Build. The Build is 5744-16384.

Details:

Title Windows Vista (v5744-16384) for X86 and X64 (English)
Release Date 10/6/2006
Size 6,161.78 MB (x86 & x64)
Version 5744-16384
Category Build

Files in Download:
vista_5744.16384.061003-1945_x86fre_client-LRMCFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 2,552.57 MB
vista_5744.16384.061003-1945_x64fre_client-LRMCxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,609.21 MB

DownloadWindows Vista build 5744 X86 and X64 [ Technet testers only]

Microsoft plans to release a public beta for it too but the links have still not been released. Screenshots from this build will be coming soon.

The build will show the new changes that have taken place in the user interface.

Screenshots :-

1 | 2 | 3 | 4|

Credits for screenshots go to Mr Paul Thurott

Alan Wake = Intel Quad Core Processor + Windows Vista

Alan Wake is a new title that will be exclusive for Windows Vista and Xbox 360. Its a Psychological Action thriller game that will be launched in 2007. The Game was first previewed in E3 2006 but not a lot was known about it. Check the video below where Alan Wake is demoed on a pc having Intel Quad Core processor running at 3.73Ghz [Not Overclocked] and Nvidia 7900 GTX.

Over all the graphics are simply amazing and it simply shows how the game can take advantage of all the 4 cores. Its been made clear that this game cannot run on a single core since 1 core will be needed for physics and 2nd core for streaming the game.

One Good news is that this game is gonna be coming out for Xbox 360 too 😉 🙂

:> Story line for Alan Wake @ Teamxbox

LinkAlan Wake’s Official website

Video:-

Microsoft drops another build to the testers

So today Microsoft has released another build to techbeta testers. The build is 5728-16387 and the details are given below :

x86
vista_5728.16387.060917-1430_x86fre_client-LRMCFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 2,622.25 MB

x64
vista_5728.16387.060917-1430_x64fre_client-LRMCxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,628.64 MB

The build is basically from RTM branch so you can expect a lot bug fixes and improvement but dont expect anything like new interface or goodies because those will be coming only in the RTM build.

Screenshots:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Shots by Paul Thurott

Download:-(for Public)

X64 | X86