Windows “7” RC Publicly Released – And Reviewed.

May 5, 2009

Hello again folks!

Right, so Win “7” was released today as a Release Candidate. That said I will be ignoring any bugs I find as it’s an “RC” not a final. So if any bugs hold me back from doing something, I will not lower the score. PS: In case your wondering why I didn’t see it when it was first release, the Answer to that would be I do not have a “technet” and I am nothing special to MS, I’m just an ordinary person I’m afraid and I don’t do piracy. Also folks, sorry for the long front page, with long posts, I haven’t figured out how to limit messages with a “click here to see the rest” yet if you know how, drop me a comment 😀

General Release Information

  • Released on 5/5/09 publicly.
  • Release Candidate. Not Stable.
  • Made by MS
  • Not quite sure what they changed yet besides the GUI.

Downloading Note
Ok, thought I’d best leave a note here, before anyone comes in here saying it was illegal for me to download this thing for free. It is not illegal, and you can go grab your self a copy to prove it if you like. If you google it you, will find a MS website for it.

What I’ll be Reviewing

  • Installation
  • Usage
  • Internet Explorer 9 (or 8, what ever version it is now)
  • Network Configuration
  • Speed
  • Printing via network using CUPS. (That should be fun!)
  • Powershell Usability

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FreeBSD 7.2 Released – And Reviewed [Updated]

May 4, 2009

Hello folks!

Right, so I decided, I’d do a review as one of my first posts, as FreeBSD 7.2 was released today.

General Release Information

The main changes in this release are:

  • Support for fully transparent use of superpages for application memory
  • Support for multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for jails
  • Csup(1) now supports CVSMode to fetch a complete CVS repository
  • Gnome updated to 2.26, KDE updated to 4.2.2
  • Sparc64 now supports UltraSparc-III processors

You can see full announcement Here.

What I’ll be reviewing..

  • Installation
  • General usability
  • Package management
  • Gnome 2.26
  • KDE 4.2.2

So really, it’ll be more like a review of just 7.x in general. I’m keeping this review simple, as I’m better with Linux than BSD and rarely use BSD. But don’t worry, that will not affect my review. If you feel I’m being unfair to BSD and not giving it an honest review, drop me a comment about that. and I may or may not re-review FreeBSD. I do not have a Sparc Machine avaliable so I cannot test the new sparc bits, I will be reviewing i386.

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Best first blog post in the world!

May 3, 2009

Right, so lets see I’ve made a blog.. great! Now.. I’ve just got to figure out what to put on it 😀