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Introducing the Google Chrome OS
It's been an exciting nine months since the launch of the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. Google Chrome was designed for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. Today, a new project was announced that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's an attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.
One Year From Today Microsoft Will End Support For Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows XP is not being retired, but support for Service Pack 2 is. It may be the case, and in fact I would guess it would be the case, that from then on you will have to have Service Pack 3 in order get support, including patches to subsequently disclosed vulnerabilities. It has been policy in the past for Microsoft to retire support for service packs. You can no longer get updates for XP with no service packs (what they call SP0) or with SP1. You must have SP2 in order to get updates. After Patch Tuesday, July 13, 2010 you will have to have SP3 installed in order to get updates for Windows XP. And in fact, if a vulnerability is found in SP2 that is not in SP3, it will not be patched.
How do you enter the copyright symbol (©) without going through menus and the character map? The easiest way is to simply type (c). If you're using Microsoft Word or another Office program, or OpenOffice, the program will convert it to © as soon as you type the second parentheses.
Microsoft will include a feature that lets people run applications in a Windows XP mode on Windows 7 to ensure that applications not designed for the forthcoming OS can run on it. A mode called "Seamless XP" allows someone to run an application designed for a previous version of Windows on Windows 7 as if it's running on XP.
Apple 'netbook' coming in October
Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview
Chuck is on vacation till July 20th. Dick Sandlin will be filling in for Chuck at this month's meeting. See you there.