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Friday, May 08, 2009

Windows 7 is NOW free for a Year! Grab your copy of Windows 7 RC

May 6, 2009 and till June 2010, Microsoft is allowing free downloads of the Release Candidate version of Windows 7 to the public. As part of Microsoft's Customer Review Program, the RC version will be free to download and will be "available at least through June 30, 2009" with no limits on the number of downloads of product keys available, sites claim.

Windows 7 comes nearly three years after Windows Vista, which took five years for Microsoft to engineer but was regarded by some as underwhelming. Microsoft hasn't said when the final Windows 7 version will be released, although it's rumoured to be out before year's end, according to an Indian PC Magazine,

Microsoft warned it is not offering technical support for the Windows 7 release candidate, so those who install it are on their own. Users should be familiar with installing an operating system from scratch, formatting a hard drive and backing up data, among other skills, Microsoft advised.

In the Windows 7 release notes, Microsoft warns of several problems that haven't been resolved, including issues with its latest web browser, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

Debugging JavaScript with the developer tools in IE8 could throw up a warning that a website is not responding, but that warning can be ignored. Also, some web pages may have misaligned text or missing images. Microsoft recommends clicking on the "compatibility view" button on the address bar as a fix.

Windows XP users should back up their data and do a clean install of the Windows 7 release candidate. Here’s requirements for Windows 7 Ultimate: To run the 32-bit version of the release candidate, a computer should have a 1GHz or faster processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of hard disk space and a DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) 1.0 or higher driver. For the 64-bit version, Microsoft recommends a 1GHz or faster processor, 2GB of RAM, 20GB of hard disk space and a DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver. 

When Microsoft launched the beta version of its latest operating system in January this year, it revealed it would restrict the preview to the first 2.5 million users, which caused a stampede that brought the company's severs to their knees. Microsoft restarted the launch the next day after sorting out the mess and adding more bandwidth and servers. Later, Microsoft dropped the download limit and extended the time it would be available to a full month.

Microsoft has announced that the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will automatically shut down on a regular basis months before the final public preview is due to expire next year. The software giant had previously promised that the Windows 7 RC, which is available now for free, would work until August 1, 2010. However, the company plans to take a heavy-handed approach to encouraging people to upgrade to the full retail version from next March.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Nepalese Students, Give Your Career A Head Start With An Enriching Students To Business Internship: Microsoft Students to Business Program for Nepalese Students

Logo: Microsoft-Students-to-Business Most probably one of the best news ever for Nepalese students from Microsoft. It’s high time for Microsoft Students to Business Program for Students, a community initiative designed to connect Microsoft partners and customers with qualified students for entry level and internship positions with technology students from leading universities and colleges. The program is currently accessible in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore.

Students can access IT Academy Students Pass of free e-learning courses, free software- DreamSpark, career insights in Microsoft Developer Network thru free certification and training compliments of Microsoft. The processing with S2B program is rather easy- apply, create a new profile, develop your IT skills and apply for the right internship or job. The S2B program makes that possible through internships with top Microsoft partner companies – internships that provide relevant work experience on innovative projects that greatly enhance students’ value in the job market. Visit the offers page for Various companies.

The objective of the S2B program is to inspire local businesses to communicate the Microsoft technology competency requirements for new talent, to evaluate the skills of students ready for an entry-level job or internship and collaborate with Microsoft and local education institutions to provide the curriculum and training needed to ensure students are prepared to meet the innovation needs of company’s around the globe. Students engaged in S2B benefit from unique mentoring, training and certification opportunities. Various offerings are available to students at each stage of S2B – when profiling, in application and after their job connection.

When you register to the S2B portal you will receive a FREE Microsoft exam certifications that is worth around NPR 5,000. Without such certification, it is difficult to get noticed by hiring managers. Start showing the companies in Nepal and around the world that you and the students from your college mean business by certifying on the technology that you already know. Microsoft will help you by providing you with a FREE* certification exam from now until June 30th, 2009.

Start now by registering at the S2B portal and send an email to them (email address provided at the portal pages) to get your exam voucher. In Nepal, you can contact Mr Allen Bailochan Tuladhar of Unlimited Techonologies, tel: 977-1-2011302/3.

Friday, May 01, 2009

NT warns of SMS Virus(SymbOS.Hatihati.A) in Your Mobile- Remove Mobile Viruses Now

Nepal Telecom has warned it’s mobile, both prepaid plus post post users to be alert of SMS Viruses in mobile handset or memory after discovering thousands of mobiles infected. It’s usually a Trojan horse/Worm named SymbOS.Hatihati.A (not a virus in fact) that effects Symbian OS common to most Nokia Mobiles and sends international SMS from your account balance without your permissions. Plus, you could be victimized on playing games that try to send user data to their servers.Infected Mobile Screen: SMS_virus_SymbOS.Hatihati.A (Img from NTC)

The trojan, SymbOS.Hatihati.A is a pirated version of the anti-theft software Guardian v0.95 which contains a bad configuration file aimed at attacking and malfunctioning your handset memory configuration. The trojan horse resides at Mobile Memory and tries to send volumes of SMS (Short Messaging Service) automatically (without even displaying any text sent to users) to predefined numbers listed below:

• 3355713230
• 3203848325
• 3474935252
• 3207012810
• 3932590983
• 3396003964

Most of the trojans, viruses & malwares including this SymbOS.Hatihati.A resides in memory cards eg SD, MicroSD, HDSC, MMC, XD etc and spreads by automatically replicating to new devices, sends voluminous txt due to virulent configuration to the mobile handsets. This malware does not spread via sharing or transfer of SIM from one mobile phone to another, nor via Bluetooth or Infrared.

Please, refer to official NT website for following clauses:

  • Check if your NT Pre-paid number or Post-paid number is infected
  • Common symptoms of Hatihati.A malware infection
  • Location of Hatihati.A malware icon in the mobile set
  • Ways of spreading viruses
  • Mobile units that are prone to Hatihati.A malware – N70, N73, N80, Nokia 6680
  • How to remove mobile virus/worm SymbOS.Hatihati.A? (Removal processes of the Hatihati.A Malware)
  • Safety & Security Tips for Prevention of the Hatihati.A Malware
  • Step by step information on removing Hati Hati virus

Act Now to update your knowledge about Hati Hati virus:

Update: Mobile version of Kaspersky Antivirus is reported to remove Hatihati.A and other worms to infect Symbian OS, download the trial version or purchase one. Also using Nokia PC Suite to easy removal of the same worm is illustrated in Nepal Telecom’s website.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Microsoft Reveals Windows 7 XPM ‘XP Mode’- another plus point of Windows 7

Just after Microsoft announced the availability of their most awaited OS Windows-7, it’s time for another feature that would be much appreciated. It’s called XPM meaning XP Mode inside Windows 7 would be supposed to eliminate all flaws that were stuck with the failure OS Vista. The concept is based on Virtualization providing backward compatibility.

This will let users run applications designed for Windows XP in a virtual machine, this feature was highly missed by every user of Vista. Dubbed ‘Windows XP Mode', the add-on creates an XP virtual environment running under Virtual PC, Microsoft's client virtualisation technology, within Windows 7, said Scott Woodgate, the director of Windows enterprise and virtualization strategy.

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