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Old 09-13-2006, 09:10 PM   #1661 (permalink)
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how are you suppose to get a key from there?

this is what I get when i sign in:



after going through that I get contact info, do I need to call them for a key?
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:29 PM   #1662 (permalink)
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Hmm, I don't know. When I created a new account it automatically directed me to my key.
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Microsoft elaborated on its fall and winter hardware lineup on Thursday, announcing three new wireless keyboard and mouse packages, along with three new wireless mice. The first products would begin shipping this month, with launch dates throughout the winter through February 2007.

"We are pushing the envelope on hardware design to meet the new ways consumers are using their PCs at home and in the office," Microsoft hardware designer Dan O'Neil said. "Keyboards and mice are no longer just about typing and clicking - they are an extension of the individual's personality."


The idea, says O'Neil, was to create computer peripherals using design and visual cues from Microsoft's next generation operating system, Windows Vista.

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Microsoft is touting the contribution of Windows Vista to EC economics in its latest attempt to persuade regulators to go easy on the operating system.

A report by tech analyst firm IDC, sponsored by Microsoft, estimates that Windows Vista will drive $40bn in economic activity and create 100,000 new jobs in six European countries next year when it supposedly ships. Vista will be installed on 30 million PCs in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK in its first year.

According to IDC, Windows Vista will create "cascading economic benefits" from increased employment and taxes, creating a stronger economic base.

Last week Microsoft let it be known that Windows Vista could ship later than planned in European Union countries if regulators insist on more changes to the much-delayed operating system.

Microsoft thinks it has satisfied the Commission's concerns in publishing API information and in planning a version of Windows Vista minus Media Player. The Commission disagrees. In July, it fined Microsoft €280.5m ($195m) for breaching an original antitrust ruling - that cost Microsoft a record €497 ($613m) - by failure to supply adequate technical information. In March, the Commission expressed concerns about internet search and PDF-like features in Windows Vista and their compatibility with software from other companies.

The warnings and IDC's report comes after four MEPs - three from the UK and one from Poland - wrote to EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes complaining that delays to Windows Vista could harm European competitiveness.

For one MEP, Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative), this was the latest sign of his growing interest in Microsoft's long-running case with the EC. Heaton-Harris and fellow MEP Roger Helmer met Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer last month at the company's campus in Seattle, Washington.

According to Heaton-Harris's website, The Commission "has a problem with Microsoft adding additional features, such as Windows Media Player, to its Windows product, since this supposedly reduces opportunities for third-party software suppliers to sell these features separately".

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Here is the link to Microsoft's CPP site, allowing you to sign up/sign in and get a key, as well as download RC1.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...y/preview.mspx
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I haven't used the vista yet. But when I get more information about it from the net or magazines, I am very disappointed on the new operating system. The hardware requirement of it is much crazy though mine can match the requirement. But what make me feel most disapointed is it couldn't enhance the capability of the computer much more and the gorgeous interface of it is just a waste of the system resource. Comparing with Xp, I think XP is much better!!
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Now that it has been quite a while since it revealed Windows Vista's official editions, Microsoft is trying to find ways to avoid people from being lost because of the fact that all seven (nine if you take the european "N" editions into account) editions are on a single DVD, and to simplify the user upgrade process.

It is in that in mind that Microsoft created a color code for all Windows Vista editions, the known ones listed below:

-Home Basic: Light Green
-Home Premium: Dark Green
-Business: Blue
-Ultimate: Silver/Platinum

http://www.activewin.com/outbound.as...Dknut%2Enet%2F
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I can't view that page.

What is coloured in?
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it said its undergoing maintenance....
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:31 AM   #1670 (permalink)
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Vista may be delayed again until easter
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9271208,00.htm
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