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Computing In The Real World

7 May
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Virgin set to blow away broadband rivals with 200Mbit/sec connections; Microsoft makes the Release Candidate of Windows 7 available for public consumption; and are Apple and Google a little too close for comfort?

This week's new reviews: Asus's monster W90 laptop packs a couple of surprises; CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Ultra brings Blu-ray playback to its media player; and Shuttle introduces its first barebones system for Core i7 processors

PC Pro podcast: on this week's show we deliver our first impressions of Windows 7 Release Candidate, discuss the merits of supersizing the Kindle, and ask whether Google's Chrome browser is doomed to failure. Plus, find out whether the Asus W90 earns its stripes as Hot Hardware of the week. Download it now

Best of the blogs: Barry Collins reveals whether you should upgrade the Windows 7 Beta or start from scratch with the Release Candidate; David Fearon measures the recession in Canon cameras; and Tom Arah delivers his first thoughts on Silverlight 3

Barry Collins - Online Editor

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Virgin trials 200Mbit/sec broadband
Cable company set to blow away broadband rivals with 200Mbit/sec service

Can Microsoft cope as Windows 7 RC goes live?
Microsoft makes Windows 7 Release Candidate available for public consumption - but will its servers survive the crush?

Apple and Google face antitrust probe
US authorities investigate whether Apple and Google ties are harming competition

Carphone closes in on Tiscali
Tiscali's troubles are drawing to a close, with a sale of its British broadband business to Carphone Warehouse

Parallels offers alternative to Windows 7 XP Mode
Virtualisation experts aim to beat Microsoft at its own game with virtual XP offering for Windows 7 users

Mozilla steps in to stop Firefox extension war
Row between two of Firefox's biggest extension makers forces Mozilla to draw up code of conduct

Hijacked botnet exposes startling online habits
Researchers reveal just how much information a botnet gathers on its victims

Privacy International: we're not hypocrites over Phorm
Exclusive: Privacy group denies it's changed its tune over the use of deep-packet inspection for advertising

Hackers expose holes in McAfee website
McAfee embarrassed by serious security flaws in the company's own website

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Asus W90
It's huge and extremely expensive; but there's more to Asus' monster laptop than meets the eye

CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Ultra
Bring Blu-ray playback to your PC with CyberLink's latest media player

Shuttle SX58H7
Shuttle introduces its first barebones for Core i7 systems. If you need a powerful system in a compact package, take a look

Wildform Flair 5
A cheap way of publishing Flash-based presentations to the web. Tom Arah finds out if it lives up to its name

Thecus N8800 8TB
Dave Mitchell looks at Thecus' latest rackmount NAS and IP SAN appliance

Broadberry CyberServe SR1600 - Exclusive review
Dave Mitchell reviews a powerhouse rack server with a tempting price tag

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