Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED

Microsoft, Dell and (RED) announced a partnership to help people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. All the details are over on the Windows Vista blog. There’s also some coverage of it over on Engadget.

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Keeping the taskbar transparent when your deskband is enabled

If you have code that implements a deskband for the Windows Taskbar in Windows Vista, you may have noticed that it causes the taskbar to appear opaque when there is not a maximized window open, instead of being transparent, but darkly tinted which is the normal state of the taskbar. You can get around this…

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Clutter

Someone at work forwarded me a link to this video on the New York Times site about the clutter around us.

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The Final Frontier

I saw this over on one of the home server blogs I read.

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Camera RAW Codecs for Windows

One of the features we added in Windows Vista was a platform to support for decoding camera raw images in Windows Photo Gallery (and later Windows Live Gallery), Windows Explorer, and Win32 & WPF applications. The camera IHV community has done a great job supporting this effort by creating codecs that enable raw files for…

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long time – no blog

As you may have noticed, I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus form blogging for a while. Hopefully you haven’t unsubscribed because I’ll be picking up the blog again in coming weeks and months.

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