Xiant Filer – Xiant Filer was created by technology innovator/Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and engineers at Xiant, whose challenge was to ease management of overflowing Microsoft Office Outlook inboxes.
Sites that I found interesting for June 24th 2009 through June 25th 2009:
DIM: Digital Image Mover – DIM only does one thing, but it does it well: it copies files from your camera’s memory card to a destination directory determined by your storage scheme. If any directories need to be created in the process, it will create them. In addition, the file can be renamed while it is copied to a more “useful” name than your camera might have provided.
Microsoft unveiled the pricing structure for Windows 7 this morning:
The estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:
Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99
And the estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:
Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
Good news though is that you will be able to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount. In the US, this will mean you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for USD $49.99 or Windows 7 Professional for USD $99.99.
This program begins tomorrow (26 June) in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The offer ends July 11th in the U.S. and Canada and on July 5th for Japan or while supplies last.
MaximumPC has posted a nice review of all the new features in the Windows 7 version of Media Center. I have been using Windows 7 Media Center (or 7MC) as my sole means of providing media to my TV since the release candidate and it has many improvements over the Vista version.
In Windows 7, Windows Media Center is a more useful tool than ever before for working with audio and visual media. While at first glance, Windows 7’s version of WMC doesn’t look a whole lot different than its predecessor, it includes many improvements. In this article, we’ll focus on improvements in WMC’s TV setup process, support for digital broadcast TV, the program guide, Internet TV, WMC access from the desktop, RAW file support for photos, picture and music playback and sports.
Head over to MaximumPC for the whole article. It is worth the read.
Sites that I found interesting for June 18th 2009 through June 20th 2009:
Windows 7 Hits a New Low – Working installation on no less than a Pentium II system. Machine consists of a 266 MHz CPU, a whopping 96 MB of memory, and a next-generation 4 MB graphics card.
Media Browser Beta 18.104.22.168 – Really excited about the new features of Media Browser 2.1. Jas Manghera has all the details in his latest blog post. Hopefully we should be able to get the code in the next day or so. via @molsonfl on twitter
No Experts Exchange for Greasemonkey – @kevinthompson on Twitter wrote this handy script for Greasemonkey on Firefox to block Google search results that point to Experts-Exchange. You would know if you need this script, trust me.