Tag: Beta Version

Apr 04 2012

Review: Windows 8 Voice Recognition Interface Continues To Disappoint

When Windows 7 was release it has voice recognition in it. My initial thoughts on the voice recognition was that it was good, but the user interface was for crap. Now, when I did that review, it was on a beta version of Windows 7; it was a release candidate— I recall thinking, this is …

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Apr 12 2011

Windows 8 App Store– Very ‘Original’ And Needed Idea

The title of this post has a level of sarcasm in it, but back in 2009, Windows 7 was about to be released and having played with the beta version of the operating system for a few months, I was very sad to see that Microsoft had done nothing with their applications handling. A few …

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Mar 12 2011

LEHSYS Download Watch – 03/12/2011

These are some items that I notice, like to keep an eye on and also to notate any new programs/software that could be useful. I offer this as some links you should be curious about and if they can help you. This past week was like another tsunami [sorry] of browser updates. Firefox, Chrome v11 …

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Dec 22 2010

Tinkering with VirtualBox 4 [beta]

I picked up the beta version of VirtualBox back about 2 weeks ago and I know I’ve reported on the using VirtualBox for doing testing, but it has lots of other functions as well, if you want to use it. I believe it’s a great idea for me for doing my software testing. But in …

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Sep 17 2010

Irrelevant: Release of Internet Explorer 9

September 16th, Microsoft released their beta version of Internet Explorer 9. And for Microsoft, and the press people who attended the keynote speech, this is a fairly large deal, but to the rest of the Internet community it’s irrelevant. The fact is, Microsoft ‘Internet Explorer’ is a failed brand name, like Ford Pinto; it’s never …

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Jul 26 2010

Windows Live Writer: How to Open Old Posts

One of the more lacking and obtuse features of Windows Live Writer is the lacking ability to open old posts. In the previous version you were limited to 500 previous posts. Now that the new Wave 4 beta version is out, you can open 3000+ previous posts, but the catch is that Windows Live Writer …

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Jun 29 2010

Review: Windows Live Movie Maker–Wave 4 Beta – Awesome.

The Windows Live team recently released the beta version of the Windows Live Essentials. I’m trying to go through and mine out/examine as much as I can on the best parts of the application and show the improvements in the latest version. And as much as some people will hate to hear this, this release …

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Jun 15 2009

In the Fall: Vista to Windows 7

Microsoft is going to release Windows 7 in October 2009. The Windows ME days of Vista are almost over. The Operating System that never really made it is exiting to quiet applause. ‘Microsoft is launching Windows 7 in mid-October 2009. This new operating system isn’t just a “Vista that works” program – it’s a new …

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Jan 11 2009

Windows 7 (b7000): Speech Recognition Testing

I’m not used reporting this, but I’m pleasantly surprised with the changes that Microsoft has made to the speech recognition portion of the operating system. This information is based upon the windows 7 beta version 64 bit. Like Vista, there’s not really an installation For speech recognition in Windows 7; It’s more like select the …

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Dec 05 2008

Google Chrome: Auto-Install Beta Versions

I watch the software releases closely and watch to see the new stuff coming out. The thing that’s interesting is that in a short amount of time Google’s Chrome browser has already picked about 7% of the market and the auto-update functions are elusive and mysterious. The browser itself has a auto-update function built-in, but …

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