Friday, January 23, 2009

Windows 7 beta availability extended until Feb 10th

Due to the high interest in Windows 7, Microsoft has once more extended the download deadline

Because enthusiasm continues to be so high for the Windows 7 Beta and we don’t want anyone to miss out we will keep the Beta downloads open through February 10th. Customers who have started but not completed the download process will be able to do so through February 12th.

This will give you more than enough time if you want to try the beta. There are good reviews everywhere you look, so if you haven't decided, you are missing out a lot, especially if you are using Windows Vista. It is important to note that product keys will be available even after that

Product keys for the Windows 7 Beta will continue to be available. So if you have the Windows 7 Beta but didn’t get a product key you will be able to do so even after February 12th.

MSDN and Technet subscribers need not to worry about any dates as they will have access throughout the entire Windows 7 Beta phase

download link

Monday, January 19, 2009

Multiple profiles per user in twitter

Don't get too excited, that's just my proposal for twitter;

I would like to see something like

I think there are many benefits to this

  1. There are some of us using multiple accounts, one for each language.
  2. Some people even use different social networks similar to twitter, one for each aspect.
  3. When I subscribe to someone I only care about X (technical, personal), not Y.
  4. Noise reduction, big one.
  5. Would enable twitter searches on specific "tags" to find more relevant content.
Each profile could be protected to only allow the people you want, they could even be invisible so only the people you want even know about it.

People could subscribe to all public profiles if they wanted to.

The twittering tools would have to change a bit, just to specify which "tag" or specific profiles to tweet to.

I think it would reduce the noise considerably since the same account now allows you to deliver content in different branches.

I'm getting more and more ideas, the more I think about it, the more I like it.

oh, and yes, that's my twitter profile...(sigh, in English for technical content)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Windows 7 beta availability extended until Jan 24th

If you haven't been able to download Windows 7 beta you can still get it; due to the high demand MS has extended the availability to 2 more weeks and they won't limit it to a fixed number of downloads.

Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the download number exceeds the 2.5 million unit limit.

you can download it here
source: Windows Team Blog

Saturday, January 10, 2009

About the new Google favicon

Google just rolled out a new favicon, in this picture we can see all 3 favicons they've had

The icon that was originally submitted was this:
André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil, submitted the design that inspired our new favicon
It seems to me the original favicon was much better than the one they came up

The one they chose feels too noisy, what do you think?


Friday, January 09, 2009

Windows 7 beta now avaiable to the public (first 2.5 million downloaders)

They are going to go fast, so if you want to try it, go get it now

Thursday, January 08, 2009

First post from Windows 7 beta

I'm running Windows 7 beta 64bit on my Mac using VMWare Fusion, even in this configuration things are looking pretty good, definitely a good improvement over Vista, they got rid of a lot of the UAC popups in areas where it just makes sense that way. The new task bar seems pretty good, it will take me a little bit getting used to, but mostly because I use it different than most users. My quick launch is gone!! I'm definitely going to need my quick launch back (I think).

I love the snipping tool, similar to the one found in Mac, users who have always used Windows will find it really nice, is like a print screen on steroids, you can capture free form, rectangular area, window, and full screen; very intuitive and very fast, pretty much instant

Perhaps this is what Vista should've been, so far all the reviews I have seen have been very positive in all areas, this post is just another "me too!"

Windows 7 beta available for MSDN and Technet subscribers

all the reviews say it is really good, what are you waiting for

oh that's right, no MSDN subscription, don't worry, it will be available to the public on friday

of course you could also find it on Bittorrent (just be careful)