NEWLETTER  7 – June 2008

 

  1. Trip this summer
  2. WI-SPY 2.4x
  3. AVG free anti-virus
  4. Status of partnering with major manufacturers
  5. XP drop-dead date is June 18
  6. HP LASERJET 3330 All-In-One for sale

 

 

  1. Trip this summer

 

  1. WI-SPY 2.4x

                                                                   but it sure does look like a fun toy, er, ah, tool (!), to have. J

                  Quote: The 2.4 GHz band is getting crowded, so you need better

                              wireless networking tools to quickly resolve interference issues.

                              That's why we've created Wi-Spy 2.4x, our second generation

                              Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer. With the higher resolution and improved

                              amplitude range of Wi-Spy 2.4x it is now even easier to identify

                              wireless signals that could be causing interference with your Wi-Fi networks.

 

  1. AVG free anti-virus

 

  1. Status of partnering with major manufacturers

 

  1. XP drop-dead date is June 18

o       Manual downgrading really means:

1.      backup the original files on the unbooted hard drive.  If you have started up Vista, the size of the backup to be made increases greatly.

2.      erase the hard drive during the install of XP

3.      go find the drivers for all individual pieces of hardware in the PC, they may or may not be available

4.      enjoy!

o       Here is what I found out looking up “end of life xp” at the Microsoft web site.  I infer this table to mean that the public won’t find XP for sale after June 30, 2008, but that vendors can install it until Jan 31, 2009. Hmmmm.  Goto http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx for the entire web page I copied this from.

 

Desktop Operating Systems

Date of General Availability

Direct OEM and Retail License Availability (end date)

System Builder License Availability (end date)

MS DOS 6.xx

June 1, 1994

November 30, 2001

November 30, 2001

Windows 95

August 15, 1995

December 31, 2000

December 31, 2001

Windows NT Workstation 4.xx

July 29, 1996

June 30, 2002

June 30, 2003

Windows 98

June 30, 1998

June 30, 2002

November 30, 2003

Windows 98 SE

June 30, 1999

June 30, 2002

March 31, 2004

Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)

December 31, 2000

December 31, 2003

June 30, 2004

Windows 2000 Professional

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2004

March 31, 2005

Windows XP Pro

December 31, 2001

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

February 11, 2003

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Pro x64 Edition

April 25, 2005

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Home Edition

December 31, 2001

June 30, 20083

January 31, 2009

Windows XP Media Center Edition

October 28, 2002

June 30, 2008

January 31, 2009

 

                                    3 As of April 2008, Microsoft is extending availability of Windows XP Home Edition for OEMs to install

                                                on Ultra Low-Cost PCs. The new OEM end date will be the later of either June 30, 2010, or one year after

                                                the general availability of the next version of Windows.

 

  1. HP LASERJET 3330 All-In-One for sale

 

 

That’s all for now folks !!!!

 

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