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Meet the L33ts: n00b boyfriend

August 11th, 2009 No comments

Classic.

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Windows 7 available for MSDN and Technet subscribers!

August 8th, 2009 1 comment

A bit late on this one, Windows 7 has finally hit MSDN and Technet subscribers, go grab your product key and ISO.

Windows 7 MSDN

As posted earlier the Windows 7 hashes remain the same. Dont forget to grab the latest Windows 7 SDK and the RTM version of the Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework.

From Channel 9:

Enjoy, I’m house hunting this weekend!

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Windows 7 RTMs finally

July 23rd, 2009 4 comments

After many leaks, a public release of RC1 and several premature releases of what cuda been the final RTM we finally have sufficient proof that Windows 7 has infact been Released To Manufacturing (confirmed too!).

Heres a summary of what to know.

Build information

The final build is tagged as 6.1.7600.16385.090713-1255. It was compiled on July 13, 2009, at 12:45pm.

Windows 7 x64 DVD-ISO

7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso

CRC32: 0x1F1257CA
SHA-1: 0x326327CC2FF9F05379F5058C41BE6BC5E004BAA7

Windows 7 x86 DVD-ISO

7600.16385.090713-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso

CRC32: 0xC1C20F76
SHA-1: 0x5395DC4B38F7BDB1E005FF414DEEDFDB16DBF610

These hashes and values are from Daniel Melancthon’s blog post.

Release Dates

This is what we know.

General Public October 22nd
OEMS July 24th
Microsoft Partner Program (Gold/Certified) August 16 (English)
October 1st (Other languages)
Businesses with Volume Licensing (Software Assurance) August 1st
Businesses with Volume Licensing (Other) September 1st
MSDN/Technet Subscribers August 6th (English)
October 6th (Other languages)
Microsoft Action Pack August 23rd (English)
October 1st (Other languages)

Thats about it, if you ‘obtained’ a copy from somewhere, give Long Zheng‘s Windows 7 ISO verifier a go to see what you’ve actually got, last thing you’d want is a copy of Vista with a Windows 7 Transformation pack!

6.1.7600.16385.

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I’ve made a huge mistake: To be a computer tech or not to be a computer tech.

June 29th, 2009 No comments
I've made a huge mistake

I've made a huge mistake

An article in The Age about computer techs and their chosen lifestyle made me realise just what a mistake we’re making.

Long story short: now I run a computer repair business.

Babes, parties, status, wealth – these are just some of the things you’ll be missing out on by becoming a computer tech.

But that’s OK. If you have what it takes to be a computer tech, you will have a genetic predisposition to driving away members of the opposite sex. In fact, members of any sex.

I’m just kidding.

Oh darn, I was just about to enjoy being a techie. But wait he’s just kidding.

How do you know if you have this personality type? If you have more computer magazines than girlie magazines, and if the thought of an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 with 12mb L2 cache running at a clock speed of 2.83GHz and a bus speed of 1333 MHz stirs the kind of feelings usually associated with procreation, you are well on your way to a career in computing.

Uh-oh, this one time, at band-camp LAN camp I was talking about the new Intel i7‘s coming up and oh noooooo! Just remembered I also have far too many developer mags lying around and no Womens Weekly nor Cosmopolitan‘s. Doom is imminent, it was also a kick-ass game made by those clever folks at id Software who just the other day got bought out by Zenimax Media, they’re also working on Doom 4 powered by the RAGE engine did you know? Doh, I’m digging my own grave aren’t I by going on? I better stop, you just go and read the article yourself before I start admitting to something like my crazy adventures in Linux.

But if your a hottie and you see a computer-techno-nottie, just go and give them a hug. They need it, those tradies, they’ve got their stuff together, so do the sparkies. We programmers, gamers who resort to online dating and wierdly obsessed facebook/twitter stalkers need love too. Who knows, we might even get around to fixing that problem with the mouse moving around the screen all by itself one day.

One things for sure, the future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.

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Pineapples & Mangos: iPhone/iPod v3.0 firmware is out!

June 18th, 2009 No comments

iphone-girl-cutshortWoo yeah! Partaye! Apple releases the 3.0 firmware for iPod and iPhones today. Go grab it from iTunes or download a copy for your particular setup from Felixbruns site.

Copy/Paste, MMS and tethering… Expect a bit of downtime, the forums are flooded with complaints.

Apple have got the spill on whats new in this release,

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Microsoft releases Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 2008 Server SP2

May 27th, 2009 No comments

Quick note to let you know that Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Windows 2008 Server & Vista for the general public.

Download: Vista SP2 / Server 2008 SP2 x86Vista SP2 / Server 2008 SP2 x64
Download Size: 348.3 MB | 577.4 MB
Direct Downloads: Windows6.0-KB948465-x86.exe | Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe

KB Article: Microsoft KBQ948865

Service Pack 2 Details

x86

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
Size: 365,230,920 bytes
CRC: 3368C777
MD5: C9394FD32DB15619328AF4FF0315750A
SHA1: 106C0484D7449CC4B70353C21D0C0D63E4BA66C3

x64

Build: 6002.18005.090410-1830
File Name: Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe
Size: 605,410,472 bytes
CRC: 1737E14D
MD5: A3BCB1FFDB366397FA5FAB0898EB098D
SHA1: BE8D74ADC029FA7350FC1F0D32BEF853C0519A92

Enjoy! You can also slipstream this release into an existing SP1 installation media using vLite, just be weary of a couple of caveats.

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Hail to the King Baby: 3DRealms sends Duke Nukem Forever to retirement.

May 12th, 2009 No comments

By now you’ve probably heard that 3D Realms has unfortunately decided to shut its doors. Duke was getting ready to Kick Ass & chew bubble gum, but it seems he’s all outta gum 🙁

If you grew up with Secret Agent, Commander Keen, Wolf3D, Doom, Duke and moved onto Duke 3D (and quite possible Dark Forces) you’ll know why Duke Nukem had a huge fanbase. It was an epic engine that blew away the Doom’ers that was powered by The Build engine (written by Ken Silverman – who’s also born on 1st November – w00!).

So heres some images and videos from what would have been – as you will be able to see, one kick-ass games to come out (12 years in the making). Beats waiting for DrDre’s Detox comeback album.

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The casino scene which looks insane.

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All are from Duke4.net a fan site. For the full plot and concept art – including high resolution images of in-game footage, checkout IGN’s coverage. Duke mate, RIP. We will miss you.

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Windows 7 Release Candidate Is Available From Microsoft

May 1st, 2009 1 comment

More information on PressPass as mentioned earlier.

Windows 7 RC Reflects New Advancements

New to the Windows 7 RC are advancements such as Remote Media Streaming, Windows XP Mode (beta) and the upcoming beta of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:

Remote Media Streaming. Enables highly secure, remote Internet access to home-based digital media libraries from another Windows 7-based PC outside the home.
Windows XP Mode. Utilizing Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP Mode allows Windows 7 users to run many Windows XP productivity applications, launched right from the Windows 7 desktop. Windows XP Mode will be available to Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate customers via download or, for the best experience, pre-installed directly on new PCs. As part of today’s announcement, Microsoft is releasing the beta of Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. For larger businesses where management is important to reduce the total cost of ownership, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) within MDOP adds management to Windows Virtual PC including centralized policy, administration experience and deployment.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. To help enable a smooth transition, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will help people analyze their PCs in preparation for a Windows 7 upgrade. Available soon, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will be a downloadable tool that will help people determine their ability to upgrade from their Windows XP-based or Windows Vista-based PC to Windows 7.

In addition, a number of enhancements were made to existing features based on feedback from beta testers, including the following:

Refined navigation. Several enhancements to the Windows taskbar, JumpLists and search make navigation and finding exactly what you want much easier.
Internet Explorer 8. InPrivate browsing in Internet Explorer 8 prevents browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser. With Windows 7, you can start an InPrivate session straight from the JumpList. You can also open a new tab from the JumpList.
Windows Touch. Controlling the computer by touching a touch-enabled screen or monitor is a core Windows 7 user experience. Improvements in the RC include several Windows Touch updates, including the ability to drag, drop and select items with touch, even inside Web sites that scroll both horizontally and vertically.

System Requirements for Windows 7

With the RC, Microsoft is also providing guidance on the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, showing that Windows 7 will work on a broader array of hardware than any other release of Windows at launch:

1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver

Enjoy!

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MILF: Apples answer to the Laptop Hunters.

April 21st, 2009 2 comments

CrApple in all its glory has released four new ads to off-beat the recent mentioning of Mac in the Laptop Hunters series.

For your enjoyment:

Bio-Hazard Suite

Watchout, theres a nasty little botnet going around if you grabbed any pirated copies of Photoshop. *APPARENTLY* OS X also comes with Photoshop for free and doesnt with PC – yes, another dumbass journalist who seems has no clue whatsoever.

  • Free Virus scanner? AVG or AVAST?
  • Free photoshop alternative? May not be a full blown photoshops, but Paint.NET does a damn good job if the GIMP doesnt like you.
  • Free media player? Duuude, VLC rocks, otherwise get the K-Lite Codec Pack none of this Quicktime crapola.
  • If you want lathargic apps, go use iTunes for Windows, otherwise try WinAMP or Foobar.
  • Mac’s are PCs too, dont let Apple’s PR people convince you otherwise. Macs just get a premium on hardware for the privilege.

Legal Copy

Stacks

Time Traveller

So what does all this prove?

Apple PR

Apple seems to be going directly after Windows and yet somehow get away with bundling aall sorts of applications in their OS. Notice that the Laptop hunters mention Mac but dont just take the piss out of them? Professionalism not Mactardism.

All is OK though, Fake Steve Jobs had taken apon himself to take care of Goldman before live (you got Punk’d dude! 4:25) – notice how the staff get vocal when FS mentions that the head of PR used to be at CNBC?  This is turning out to be like the Energizer vs Duracel ads, nothing like watching the two big cats fight it out.

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AMD Releases Catalyst 9.4 WHQL

April 12th, 2009 1 comment

Quick note before I head to bed, AMD has released a new Catalyst Driver package  for April which are WHQL certified. Amongst the usual fixes, it also comes with a new ATI Overdrive utility which has been enhanced to pick the optimal OC for your box.

Download pages:

View the release notes for more information.

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