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Apple Boot Camp no longer supports Windows 7

Apple is no longer supporting installs of Windows 7 on Mac OS X machines via the Boot Camp dual-booting tool. The change-over actually quietly happened earlier this month and was noted in an updated Apple support page, although it largely went unnoticed until fairly recently. Apple updated its boot-camp page …

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Mainstream Windows 7 support ends today

The day has finally arrived, Microsoft is officially ending mainstream support for the Windows 7 operating system today. Extended support will still be around before Microsoft gives up on the OS altogether on the 14th of January 2020. Windows 7 is still widely used by many PC owners and is …

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Apparently DirectX 12 won’t be coming to Windows 7

AMD’s chief gaming scientist, Richard Huddy, has said that Microsoft’s new low-level rendering API, DirectX 12, won’t be coming to Windows  7 users. DirectX 12 isn’t due out until the end of next year so Microsoft has yet to officially reveal operating system compatibility itself. The new API is pretty …

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Haswell approach causes mass price cuts

With every new beginning, there comes an end. Just as Ivy Bridge slid into the Sandy Bridge space, so a new king will soon arrive – demanding the overthrow of the present regime. But with the glitzy new product range comes issues. Most notably for Intel and its partners, “What …

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Windows 7 SP1 official released

Microsoft have released the first official service pack for Windows 7 today. This update includes all previously released security, performance and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 includes new improvements for certain features and services in Windows 7 such as improved relability when hooking up HDMI audio devices, printing using …

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Windows 7 to get first service pack on Feb 22nd

Microsoft have announced that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be released on February 22nd. This will be a 1.2 gigabyte download featuring all of the minor point releases since the operating system launched in July 2009. We all love service packs, they help to gather all the updates into …

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Microsoft has no tablet option until Xmas 2012

With Apple set to take a significant chunk of the OS market in 2011, Microsoft has made an executive decision to offer no additional resistance against the all-conquering Jobs advance. KitGuru questions the wisdom. If IDC’s predictions are correct, then lumping tablet PCs in with regular desktops, netbooks and notebooks …

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Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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Windows 7 sales hit 240,000,000 – breaks records

Microsoft have announced that over 240 million copies of Windows 7 have been sold since releasing the operating system over a year ago. This is now officially the fastest selling OS in their history. Vista was never warmly received, although at KitGuru we think some of the uneducated press damaged …

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Windows Phone 7 not good enough for tablets?

According to The Register – Microsoft senior product manager Greg Sullivan surprisingly said that Phone 7 looks to be a poor choice for Tablets, prefering to focus on Windows 7 for this medium. “Windows 7 will provide a richer touch and applications experience and will be necessary on tablets.” he …

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