European distribution of Windows 7 to be released without Internet Explorer!?

Written by AboKevin on . Posted in Antitrust, European Union, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Opera, Opinion, Windows 7;

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In January the European Union stated that Microsoft most likely broke European antitrust laws since they were bundling Internet Explorer with their Windows Operating System. Today cnet news’ Ina Fried broke the story of Microsoft’s response to the EU; they will release a version of Windows 7 aimed for the European market without IE in it. As Microsoft themselves states it in their leaked memo;

What to go for; the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows 7?

Written by AboKevin on . Posted in HP dv9074ea, Microsoft, Opinion, Windows 7;, x64

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The common advice out there is that unless you have more than 4 GB RAM there really is no need to go for a 64bit version of Windows. Well, I think otherwise. Yesterday, I figured it was time to reformat and install Windows 7 RC on my recently returned laptop. It is a HP dv9074ea from 2006. It has a AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 processor, I have upgraded it to 2 GB RAM and it has two internal hard drives, initially both 80 GB drives, but one has been exchanged to a 500 GB one. I have been accepted into the Beta testing program for Windows 7 Norwegian Language Edition (x86) and heading the first advice I mentioned above, thus decided to install the 32 bit Norwegian Language RC on the laptop.

AboKevins Laptop Hunt : Episode 2: My laptop returned today.

Written by AboKevin on . Posted in Ad Campaign, HP dv9074ea, Microsoft, Personal

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One month and a day after my laptop died on me it returned from the land of the dead bits and bytes (Norwegian PC repair company Infocare). In my first post I said that I had asked HP for a repair under Norwegian consumer laws 5 year warranty. Not that easy. Since I bought the dv9074ea from Komplett.no I had to take matters to them…

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