Sunday, May 31, 2009 - reviews on Laptop Computers

Before buying any thing new we always ask some one who already has an experience on the same.
Usually when it comes to the technical line, like laptop computers why not just check out the websites that are made for review of products and helps you to choose the best available. is one such website recently launched by the 9.9 Media group. This website provides authentic and useful information to people who are in search for the best product available in the market.At present this website has expert buying advice on laptop computers.

The great way to start is, Finding the latest Laptops which are already tested and reviewed by the,Compare the different features in laptop models and laptop prices. You also get good offers by the site for buying one of the such tested and fully reviewed machines in comparatively low manner than laptop prices other any where else. Hot offers and deals on laptop computers are always available on the website.

The very attested and very relaible feature in this wesite is that people get to know the ratings which are authenticated after the tests conducted and the test ratings powered by Digit Test Center.

The ratings are classified as:

  • Portability
  • Features
  • Ergonomics
  • Build
  • Performance

and finally they provide the score out of 100.

This becomes very important data for the user to buy what he actually wants.

The website provides reviews only on laptop at presently . In comming days more updtes on some more gadgets such as mobile phones etc reviews and all stuff is to be expected. And you can join their community at

Saturday, May 9, 2009

windows seven nature wallpaper


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Windows 7 Wallpapers New

1 of the best Widescreen Windows 7 wallpapers

So far here on Windows 7 Wallpapers we have been showcasing some great wallpapers but have left one out major area, widescreen wallpapers. From now on we will also be providing you with a regular flow of impressive windows 7 widescreen desktop wallpapers and just to get you started, heres one.

Grass Windows 7 wallpaper

Grass Windows 7 wallpaper

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Digital flow Windows 7 wallpaper

Following up with another widescreen wallpaper inspired by Windows 7 this great piece of digital graphics can transform a dull and boring desktop into something fresh and inspirational.

Digital flow Windows 7 wallpaper

Up High Windows 7 Wallpaper

Being really high in the sky gives the feeling of freedom and desire to go anywhere you want with no restrictions. This incredible Windows 7 wallpaper catpures that feeling and brings it right back down to your desktop.

Windows 7 Wallpaper

Windows 7 themes

Windows 7 brilliance , here are 15 spectaular themes which you can download for free and use on your Windows 7 computer. These Windows 7 themes are all provided by Microsoft and include a stunning desktop wallpaper as well as a brilliant new colour scheme. Just click to download the Windows 7 themes from below.

New Windows 7 wallpapers

As Windows 7 is getting closer and closer to its expected release date more and more wallpapers are appearing from these release candidates and beta testing versions. Here are some of those wallpapers. What was Micrososft thinking when they decided to include these wallpapers with their multi-million pound product launch - whatever it was, I love them! Well done Micrososft!

New Windows 7 wallpaper

New Windows 7 wallpaper

New Windows 7 wallpaper

Flower wallpapers for Windows 7

Purple flower wallpaper

Purple flower wallpaper

Butterfly flower wallpaper

Butterfly flower wallpaper

Flower wallpaper

Flower wallpaper

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rumor: Windows 7 to not allow third-party codecs

There are whispers on the internet, originating from this forum post by a DirectShow developer. He can’t seem to find a way to make his codecs override those built into Windows. The “preferred codecs,” as they’re called, are written into write-protected registry values that can’t even be modified in administrator mode. That sure doesn’t sound right.

I’d like to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt here since they’ve made the rest of the OS so customizable. If you can remove WMP and IE, why should the codecs you use be locked? If the registry values for the codecs can only be modifed by the Windows installer, it’s hopefully just that said codecs will be on the list of removable Windows components once they’ve finalized it.

That’s the optimistic outlook. On the other hand, it may be that this is Microsoft’s last castle, and they won’t give up codec priority because it’s involved in, say, DRM. In that case it would take some more intrusive modifications to allow stuff like x264 to be the default. Well, if that’s the way they want to play it, I think they’ll find the community is willing to do whatever it takes.

Video: Windows 7 RC’s boot time on an ASUS netbook

Windows 7 is a speedy little bastard, even on an Asus Eee PC 1000HA as this video shows. Spoiler: it’s quick but not OMG fast.

Using Windows Vista Compatibility Mode

Windows Vista, like any new operating system, will have problems running some older versions of applications. This is especially true in Vista, considering all the changes. Thankfully there is a compatibility mode that can be easily set per application.

To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu.

Select the Compatibility tab:


You can choose to run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode, or even all the way back to Windows 95 compatibility.

Probably the most useful setting to start off with would be to disable the visual themes and desktop composition, if you can't get things working. If you are trying to run a video game, you will often need to choose "Run this program as an administrator". You'll have to play around with it, but most likely you can get your application working this way.

Windows 7 RC Adds Virtual Windows XP Mode

A recent announcement from Microsoft should make it easier to convince Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of its operating system. For a while now, the company has been working on a Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 that will enable Windows 7 to run applications that were designed for Windows XP using virtualization. Sources familiar with the product recently revealed this application compatibility mode is built upon the Virtual PC technology Microsoft acquired in 2003 from the assets of Connectix.

Windows XP Mode has also been known as XPM, Virtual Windows XP, Virtual XP, and VXP. Windows XP Mode is built on the next generation of Microsoft Virtual PC 7 product line which requires Intel or AMD processor-based virtualization support to be present and enabled on the PC. Windows XP Mode is a host-based virtualization solution like Virtual PC.

By adding a compatibility mode into Windows 7, Microsoft is addressing one of the key shortcomings of Vista—compatibility issues with older software. The new feature has not been included in the beta version of Windows 7 but is expected to be available with the upcoming release candidate version. On Friday, Microsoft said it will provide the release candidate to developers next week and publicly on May 5.

As of right now, it appears the XP compatibility mode won’t come in the box with Windows 7. Instead, it will be made available as a free download for users with the professional, enterprise, or ultimate versions of Windows 7. Windows XP Mode will not require you to run the virtual environment as a separate Windows desktop. As a result, users will be able to run Windows XP-based applications alongside Windows 7 applications under a single desktop.

Windows XP Mode will make a big difference for Windows moving forward. By removing the burden of legacy application compatibility from the OS, Microsoft will be able to strip away dead technology from future versions of Windows at a faster rate because customers will be able to run older applications in Windows XP Mode.

Prior to the Windows XP Mode announcement, Microsoft could only claim that Windows 7 would be at least as compatible as Windows Vista was. Now, Microsoft can claim almost complete compatibility with Windows XP.

Microsoft to provide 'XP Mode' with Windows 7

Microsoft is publicly acknowledging a new XP virtualization technology it is readying for Windows 7 that two Windows experts first revealed late on April 24.

On Friday, bloggers Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera posted about a new technology Microsoft is readying for Windows 7 users that is designed to allow them to run legacy Windows XP apps via PC virtualization technology. (This is the rumored “secret feature” Microsoft was working on for Windows 7 that some have called “Virtualized XP.”)

Later that evening, Microsoft admitted the existence of this feature in a Windows Business blog post entitled “Coming Soon: Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC.”

Microsoft’s post doesn’t say much about the new feature, other than it will be aimed primarily at small businesses and will allow “suitable” applications to run on Windows 7. A beta of both Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 (Professional and Ultimate Editions only) are coming soon, the Softies said.

Neither of these new technologies seems to be in the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) build that a number of testers began downloading via torrents at the end of this week, and which is due to go to MSDN and TechNet subscribers on April 30 (something Microsoft also is now acknowledging publicly). The public will be able to download the RC as of May 5.

It will be interesting to see how — and when — XP Mode and Virtual PC are delivered in final form. Will they be for Software Assurance customers only (the only way that Windows customers currently can obtain Microsoft client-virtualization technologies like App-V and MED-V)? Will they be delivered as free, out-of-band updates for Windows 7 — the way Hyper-V initially was for Windows Server 2008?

If Microsoft does maintain its policy of making XP Mode a volume-license-only benefit, everyday consumers won’t be able to get it (other than on work machines). But that possible limitation aside, if XP Mode works as it sounds like it’s designed to, it could provide MIcrosoft customers with one less reason to hold off from upgrading from XP — namely, application incompatibility. It also could provide Microsoft with a way to try to convince customers that buying a higher-end, pricier version of Windows 7 makes more sense than going with Starter Edition or Home Premium, the versions likely to be favored by the netbook set….

Windows 7 - XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC

April 30, 2009 is not only synonymous with the broadening of the Windows 7 Release Candidate testing pool, but also with the delivery of additional features for the RC development milestone.

MSDN and TechNet subscribers not only got the fully-fledged Windows 7 RC Build 7100 bits today, but also the Beta builds of Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. The two releases are designed to work in tandem, in order to provide Windows 7 customers with 100% compatibility with Windows XP-centric applications. What Microsoft is essentially offering is a virtualized XP environment running in Windows Virtual PC.

“Windows XP Mode standalone is suitable for small and medium business users, who are able to set their XP applications themselves and may or may not have IT Professional staff. Each PC has its own virtual Windows XP environment that is controlled and managed by the end user. Windows XP Mode standalone is not designed for large, centrally managed deployments that have widely deployed business applications that require Windows XP,” explained Scott Woodgate, director of product management for Windows Enterprise & Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft.

MSDN and TechNet subscribers are now able to download the 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Windows Virtual PC Beta in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. By comparison, both the x86 and x64 versions of Windows XP Mode come only in English. Windows XP Mode is designed to run on top of the Ultimate, Enterprise and Professional SKUs of Windows 7, and require machines powered by processors capable of hardware virtualization, with AMD-V or Intel VT turned on in the BIOS.


Windows 7 system requirements

When Microsoft released the official beta for Windows 7 a while back, it also published a set of system
requirements. These were a general overview, and it seems that they have been updated to match the Windows 7 RC recently made available.

Here are the minimum Windows 7 requirements Microsoft offered in January when it released the Beta:

* 1GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
* 1GB of RAM
* 16 GB of available disk space
* Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128MB of memory (for the Aero interface)

Here are the minimum Windows 7 system requirements Microsoft released on April 30 when it made available the Release Candidate to MSDN and TechNet testers:

* 1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
* 1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
* 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of avaiable disk space (64-bit)
* DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Note: If you are planning to run Windows XP Mode along with Windows 7, Microsoft is recommending a PC with a minimum of 2GB of memory and 15 GB of additional disk space. “In addition, Windows Virtual PC requires a PC with Intel-VT or AMD-V enabled in the CPU, as it takes advantage of the latest advancements in hardware virtualization,” according to company officials.