MS To Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista Users

From Slashdot:

Link to Tech ARP Article – The Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Program Rev. 2.1


EDIT: […a consumer who buys a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium on or after July 1, 2009, through Jan. 31, 2010, could obtain a free upgrade to Windows 7.] – Popular Science


Who the hell worships a bundle of flying spaghetti with meatballs?

With a decrease in the number of pirates we have seen an increase in global warming over the same time period.
Therefore, global warming is caused by a lack of pirates.


Israel Ceasefire + Withdrawl

The West Article – Tenuous night of peace falls over Gaza

A tenuous ceasefire held in Gaza on Monday as Israeli troops began withdrawing from the battered enclave after the Jewish state’s deadliest offensive on the Palestinian territory…

So, what’s left…?

The Palestinians don’t expect this cease-fire to last long, and quite frankly, neither do I.

The Israeli government claims they’ve struck a decisive blow against Hamas, but as far as I can see, they’re trying to pretend there’s reason for the pointless bloodshed, especially after mounting international pressure to cease the attacks, amidst the increasing civilian death toll, and disruptions to their livelihood.

Internet Censorship in Australia – F**K Off, Basically.


nVidia GTX 285/295 Reviews – And they look delicious.

nVidia GTX 285 – The US$399 die-shrunk (55nm) card. Sits right between it’s older cousin, the GTX 280, and the slightly faster DAAMiT HD4870 X2


Anandtech – GTX 285 Review

HotHardware – GTX 285 Review

Hexus – GTX 285 Review

FiringSquad – GTX 285 Review (Overclocked (?))

Guru3D – GTX 285 Review (Tri-SLI)



nVidia GTX295 -The new US$499 performance king, the Dual-GPU GTX 295.


Anandtech – GTX 295 Review

HotHardware – GTX 295 Review

Hexus – GTX 295 Review

FiringSquad – GTX 295 Review

Guru3D – GTX 295 Review

TomsHardware – GTX 295 Review (Preview)

TomsHardware – GTX295 Quad-SLI Review

Windows 7 Beta and How Great and Stable and Pretty it is.


Windows 7 – Looks great, runs great. Minimal compatibility problems, and far improved support facilities, including a user-friendly program-compatibility interface. And a plethora of desktop friendly things too, including smarter grouping, a greatly improved notifications bar, and movable gadgets.

Windows 7

Over the past few years, you’ve asked us to make some changes to Windows. We listened closely. Now it’s time to share an early look at how we’ve used your feedback. Windows 7 is faster, more reliable, and makes it easier to do what you want. Both the everyday things and the killer “is that really possible?” things. Dig into this site to see what’s coming.

You can grab the Windows 7 Beta right here @

(Don’t worry, I guarantee it’s stable and won’t corrupt MP3s)*

*Not actually a guarantee or true…

Google Chrome Beta Release – 2nd September

At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we’ve now made the comic publicly available — you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

Official Google Blog Entry