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

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

nVidia’s Geforce 9800GTX+, nVidia PhysX, ATi’s HD 4850 Benchmarks, and Fruit.

Geforce 9800GTX+ and nVidia PhysX

nVidia Geforce 9800GTX+ (55nm G92b Core)

Picture Courtesy of Tom’s Hardware

ATi HD4850 Benchmark.

ATi HD4850, Picture courtesy of HotHardware

Enable PhysX on any G92/G92b/GT200 core nVidia card!


Supported Cards:

All Geforce 9 series cards.

Geforce 8800GT 256MB/512MB

Geforce 8800GTS (512MB ONLY)

Oh yeah, and Phantasy Star Portable. You can look as goofy as these guys.

Good Luck.

3G iPhone Down Under

I just bought an LG U990 Viewty about 3 months ago as well. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice phone, it just doesn’t have much substance. And I’m sure I won’t be able to resist the temptation of the rather similar looking iPhone. Hmm…

The mighty Apple iPhone

Jobs announces July 11th worldwide 3G iPhone rollout. And it’s… cheaper? Better start queuing now.

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