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[Nov 15, 2012] Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7
[Oct 25, 2012] Windows 8 Arrives
[Aug 08, 2012] Windows 8 Packaging Revealed
[Aug 03, 2012] 3DMark for Android by the End of the Year
[Jul 26, 2012] Mountain Lion OS Available From the Mac App Store
[Jul 19, 2012] Windows 8 Will Be Available on October 26
[Mar 21, 2011] Futuremark Announces PCMark 7
[Oct 23, 2009] Windows 7 is here!
[Sep 11, 2008] Symantec Launches Norton 2009
[Apr 23, 2008] Microsoft Releases Windows XP SP3

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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7
Author: Cássio Lima Date: November 15, 2012 - 9:12 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/ie-10-release-pre...
Software

It’s already available for download Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (“Release Preview” means that this version is still being tested, and users may experience a higher frequency of errors than using an earlier version of Internet Explorer) for Windows 7, the only other operating system to support it, apart from Windows 8.

If you think Internet Explorer 10 is right for you, and you want to download it, click here.

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Windows 8 Arrives
Author: Cássio Lima Date: October 25, 2012 - 6:51 PM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Oct12/10-25Windows8GAPR...
Software

Today, Microsoft announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a new user interface and a wide range of applications with the grand opening of the Windows Store. As a result of close work with hardware partners, more than 1,000 certified PCs and tablets, including Microsoft Surface, will be available for the launch of Windows 8.

Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/buy beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time and at retail locations around the world. At retail, Windows 8 will be available in two primary versions, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, as well as Windows 8 Enterprise for large organizations. Launching at the same time is a new member of the Windows family, Windows RT, designed for ARM-based tablets and available pre-installed on new devices. In addition to Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT is designed exclusively for apps in the new Windows Store.

Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and the content about which they care the most. It also features an entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.

In addition to the range of available new Windows-based devices, consumers can also upgrade their existing PCs. Through the end of January, consumers currently running PCs with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 are qualified to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of USD 39.99. Eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013, in more than 140 markets, can download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of USD 14.99 with the Windows Upgrade Offer, available at http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.


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Windows 8 Packaging Revealed
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 8, 2012 - 8:03 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/6/3224149/windows-8-packaging-retail-box
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The Verge website got their hands on a picture of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The white box below is for the standard Windows 8 version, while the dark one is for Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 will be available for customers on October 26, 2012.


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3DMark for Android by the End of the Year
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 3, 2012 - 7:03 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.futuremark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/61095/
Software

Futuremark has announced that Acer, Intel, Qualcomm Incorporated and SingTel-Optus have joined its Benchmark Development Program to create a new 3DMark gaming benchmark for Android-based tablets and smartphones. Launching later this year, 3DMark for Android will measure gaming performance using graphics rendering, CPU, and physics tests with stunning real-time graphics that will push OpenGL ES2.0 to the limit. The results from 3DMark for Android will be comparable to the results from the new 3DMark for Windows, also to be released later this year.

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Mountain Lion OS Available From the Mac App Store
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 26, 2012 - 9:13 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.apple.com/osx/
Software

Apple has just announced that its OS X Mountain Lion operating system is available as a download from the Mac App Store. With more than 200 innovative new features, Mountain Lion includes iCloud integration, the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. Additional features in Mountain Lion include the new Gatekeeper, which makes downloading software from the Internet safer; Power Nap, which automatically updates your apps and system while your Mac is asleep; and a faster Safari browser.

Mountain Lion is available as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard for USD 19.99.

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Windows 8 Will Be Available on October 26
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 19, 2012 - 7:46 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/07/1...
Software

Now it’s official. Microsoft Windows 8 operating system will be available for customers on October 26, 2012. The new operating system will be launched in three versions: two versions for x86 processors (Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro) and one for ARM-powered systems. The version for ARM will also include optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, but will not run Windows applications designed for x86 processors.

Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.

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Futuremark Announces PCMark 7
Author: Cássio Lima Date: March 21, 2011 - 11:02 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.pcmark.com/
Software

Futuremark has announced the PCMark 7, a benchmarking software specially designed to analysis systems running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. The software has more than 20 workloads divided into seven categories. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark Suite. The Lightweight Suite measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark suite. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity scenario suites. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware suites. The Storage suite is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.

Futuremark did not provide details about PCMark 7's release date or pricing.

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Windows 7 is here!
Author: Cássio Lima Date: October 23, 2009 - 12:05 PM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
Software

Microsoft has officially launched its latest operating system, the famous Windows 7. Among new features we can say improved graphic interface, higher performance than its predecessor (14 times faster than Vista), support to DirectX 11, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player 12 and easier networking configuration and more. Windows 7 is available in four versions: Starter (OEM only), Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, the last three costing about USD 120, USD 200 and USD 320, respectively.

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Symantec Launches Norton 2009
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 11, 2008 - 10:08 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20080909_01
Software

Symantec has just announced the launch of Norton 2009 products, comprised of Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus. According to Symantec these software were developed to minimize impact on computer performance making their installation and usability “lighter”. Among Norton 2009 new features we can highlight Norton Insight technology, which removes the need of scanning common files, thus greatly reducing the number of files that have to be scanned regularly, and Pulse Updates, a feature that updates and install new patches on your system when it is idle. Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009 are already available for purchase in the USA priced at US$ 69,99 and US$ 39,99, respectively.

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Microsoft Releases Windows XP SP3
Author: Alessandra Carneiro Date: April 23, 2008 - 7:54 AM PST
Category: Software
More Info: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34...
Software

Microsoft has announced that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) has released to manufacturing. MS has also announced that the release to the web will be available on April 29th, via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. For customers who use Windows XP at home, Windows XP SP3 Automatic Update distribution for users at home will begin in early summer.

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