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Computing In The Real World

13 November
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Microsoft readying Windows 7 for next Christmas; XO laptop to hit UK this month; and Virgin Media claims nine out of ten broadband speedtests are wrong

This week's new reviews: We review the first DSLR that allows you to record HD video - the Nikon D90; Netgear revolutionises the desktop NAS appliance with the world's first six-drive device; and Adobe offers every tool a video producer might need in CS4 Production Studio Premium

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PC Pro podcast: On this week's show we debate whether anybody wants to watch full-length movies on YouTube; Windows 7 could be under next year's Christmas tree - but is this actually a good thing? And David Bayon attempts to make the dual-core Atom 330 our Hot Hardware of the Week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: David Bayon delivers the first benchmarks of Intel's next-gen Atom; is Windows 7 really faster than Vista? And Stuart Turton takes a nostalgic trip through his PC history

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Microsoft preparing Windows 7 for next Christmas
New operating system will be on the shelves by the end of next year, Microsoft executive suggests

XO laptop launches in Europe
The XO laptop will go on sale in the UK later this month, although customers will have to buy two - and donate one to the third world

Virgin: 9 out of 10 speedtesters are wrong
Cable company says majority of broadband speedtests are incapable of measuring high speed-lines

StarOffice dropped from Google Pack
Free office suite quietly slips out of Google's software compendium

PlusNet customer receives random Phorm invite
A PlusNet customer has been invited to join the Phorm trial, despite the fact the ISP isn't taking part in the sheme

Dell ditches MP3 player plans
Budget MP3 player plans put on hold "indefinitely" as Dell's troubles mount

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MGM signs deal to show films such as The Magnificent Seven on YouTube

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