Thursday, June 4, 2009

Windows 7 release date; Phorm's new service; GeForce 3D review

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Computing In The Real World

4 June
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Dear Charles,

Welcome to the latest PC Pro newsletter

News headlines: Windows 7 gets an official release date; Phorm launches new web-recommendations service; and Adobe infuriates UK customers with a 10% price hike

This week's new reviews: Nvidia literally takes gaming to another dimension with the GeForce 3D Vision; AMD's Six-Core Opteron smashes records in the Boston Quattro 6000GP; and VeryPC proves going green doesn't mean abandoning performance with the GreenPC TT3V

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Best of the blogs: Jon Honeyball contemplates the business benefits of Microsoft's Project Natal; Tom Arah explores the two sides of Adobe; and Stuart Turton celebrates the brilliance of Gnome Do

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It's official: Windows 7 release date
Microsoft has confirmed Windows 7 will arrive later this year - click here to find out the exact date

Phorm launches consumer service - but where are the ISPs?
Phorm unveils new web recommendations service - but British ISPs are still holding off

Adobe hikes UK prices by 10%
Creative Suite 4 prices hiked by 10% as Adobe blames exchange rates

New Snapdragon heralds start of "smartbook" era
Qualcomm's Atom rival has been bolstered with a faster processor and reduced power consumption

Bing goes live in Britain
Microsoft's revamped search service is now open to British surfers

Google unveils new Wave of communication
Search giant merges instant messaging, blogging and social networking with Wave

Dell scraps Mini 9 netbook
Dell's first foray into the netbook market has reached "the end of its life" according to the company

Army begins tweeting from frontlines
Social-networking craze hits US Army - which is tweeting from Afghanistan

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Securing Data on your Notebook

SME's rely on notebooks for the safe running of their business, but don't think about security and data protection.

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Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision
When it works as intended the GeForce 3D Vision is a superb addition to any gamer's hardware

Boston Quattro 6000GP
The Six-Core Opteron delivers insane processing density that makes blade servers pale into insignificance

VeryPC GreenPC TT3V
Plenty of raw performance makes this a green PC with an edge

Freecom Hard Drive XS
Freecom's external hard disk proves a rubber case doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as "rugged"

Nero BackItUp and Burn
Nero takes on the big boys with an innovative package of disc-burning tools

Sony Vegas Pro 9
Can Sony provide a credible alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro?

LaCie 2TB Ethernet Disk
A NAS appliance with a few unique features

Sun Microsystems Sun Fire X2270
Xeon-equipped servers are coming thick and fast - but can Sun offer us something new?

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