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Archive for January 28th, 2021

Windows Vista to come in the second half of 2006

Microsoft Corp. has reiterated its plan to launch Windows Vista in the second half of 2006, five years after the release of its current version, Windows XP. The company is releasing preview versions of its new Windows Vista operating system about once a month in an effort to get more customer feedback than usual ahead of next year’s launch, the company said on Tuesday. Microsoft gave some customers preview versions of Vista in September and October and expects to offer another version with more improvements in December. Early next year, testers will try out a version that integrates all the features expected to be in the final version of Vista.

UK might face Xbox 360 shortages

Gamers might have some trouble trying to get hold of the Xbox 360 when it goes on sale in the UK on Friday. That?s because most shops have already sold out of all their stock, as many people have pre-ordered the new console. The Xbox 360 sold out quickly when it was released in the US last week. Some took the opportunity to make some money by selling the console on eBay.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.5

Mozilla Corp. has released Firefox 1.5. According to the company, the new version of this browser offers the users faster browser navigation, better accessibility and improvements to popup blocking. It also comes with automated update to streamline product upgrades and drag and drop reordering for browser tabs. Firefox 1.5 is meant to come with security improvements, as well as better product usability, which includes descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and "Safe Mode" experience. You can grab Firefox here.

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