Announcement: Microsoft Windows December 2009 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones

New over at the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog, details on the Microsoft Windows Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update now available (December 2009)  The most recent cumulative update to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) is now available for supported versions of the Windows Operating System via…

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How to make an impact at Thanksgiving, even if you're not Bill Gates

It’s Thanksgiving, and again I am fortunate enough to spend my holiday with my friends and family. In a past post, I noted my posts on being thankful, in particular this one on being thankful, where I noted the Seattle P-I newspaper’s slide show on “Words of Thanks.” “What are you most thankful for? P-I photographer…

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Your questions: "What do people read on your blog?" Stuff about Time, Bill Gates, Kids and shopping for a new PC. Here are some of the most popular posts.

Jenn asks today… "What do people read the most on your blog? I found your article on how to choose a new computer and found lots more stuff." Good question, Jenn. I didn’t really know until I looked today. Here are the top recent posts from my blog in the last couple of weeks. Seems…

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Things seen around Microsoft (and perhaps your college campus?): a fractal panda

In the category of the interesting and odd things I see around Microsoft, this is one of the most unique, one that has found its way onto the Internet. It’s the fractal panda (or is that Fractal Panda?). It’s used by our good folks in Microsoft during various college informational trips. (I noted this on…

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Your questions: "Will Office 2003 work with Windows 7?"

On today’s WSJ.com in Mossberg’s Mailbox from Nov. 18, 2009 on the allthingsd.com/ site (the blog where venerable technology columnist Walt Mossberg answers readers’ questions) Mr. Mossberg answers several reader questions, including one on Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows 7.  This must be a popular topic, because I received emails this week (thanks, April and…

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Dell's new Inspiron Zino HD: ZDNet says it's "Dell's answer to Apple's Mac mini."

Of interest is the new Dell Inspiron Zino HD which ZDNet calls "Dell’s answer to Apple’s Mac mini." "The Zino HD is an interesting machine because Dell has managed to cram a lot of power into the Mac mini-esque 7.8 inch by 7.8 inch footprint of the system. Buyers can choose from a selection of…

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Your questions: Common questions about upgrading to Windows 7

Here are answers to some common questions about upgrading to Windows 7 from our Windows 7 frequently asked questions page. (And if you need more information and guidance on installing and reinstalling Windows 7, check out this page on the Windows 7 site.) What’s the difference between the upgrade and full versions of Windows 7?…

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When it comes to PC security, don't be a victim... be a participant in your own rescue. Windows 7 can help, too.

As I Tweeted today, over the weekend I read Paul Cooke’s Windows Security Blog post on Windows 7 Vulnerability Claims. (I’ve added a few links if the terms are unfamiliar to you.) "…most people don’t knowingly have and run known malware on their system. Malware typically makes it onto a system through other avenues like…

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Winners from the Windows 7 72-Hour Film Festival

Of interest are the top films from the Windows 7 72-Hour Film Festival, held in Seattle last month. "Seattle-based filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a 30 second to 2 minute film celebrating the launch of Microsoft’s new Windows 7. Genres were picked from a hat (a different genre for each team) and the…

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