Microsoft Windows 7 Released – Big Party

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Today Windows 7 Released, is a Big Day for Microsoft and for the Operation System history. Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs and media center PCs.

Windows 7 (screenshot below) is intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being fully compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista is already compatible. Presentations given by Microsoft in 2008 focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements. Some applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery, will not be included in Windows 7; some will instead be offered separately as part of the free Windows Live Essentials suite.

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Windows Live Hotmail now support POP3

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Now Windows Live Hotmail support POP3 protocol. Here’s the information to configure your account on your preferred e-mail client:

– POP3 Server: pop3.live.com (port 995) 
– SMTP Server: smtp.live.com (port 25)
– Username: your full e-mail address
– Password: your Windows Live ID password

Also, our POP3 service requires that you use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection and use SMTP authentication.  This is to ensure that your e-mail address and password are not subject to tampering.

Xbox Live gamers to get game, gratis

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Microsoft plans to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Xbox Live by giving away free games and MS points to the service’s gamers.

The company said that Xbox Live’s 8m worldwide members will be able to download a free Xbox Live Arcade game, such as Bomberman Live or Sonic the Hedgehog 2, from the current catalogue. The giveaway starts at 8.01am UK time tomorrow and ends at 7.59pm on 17 November.

In addition, Microsoft’s also giving 500 free MS points to all active Gold members who have been Xbox Live members since the service’s launch. Gold is the highest of the subscription levels.

Points are exchanged in the Xbox Live Marketplace for a range of items, including games, maps and skins.

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