Windows Vista SP1 RTM available via MLVS

Microsoft beta testers and volume licensing customers are getting early access the Vista SP1: The service pack is now available via the manufacturer’s Volume License Services (MLVS), according to several reports published today.

Mozilla unwraps Firefox 2.0.0.12

A new version of Firefox is now available, giving the browser a standard security and stability makeover.

Valve's digital distribution platform Steams ahead to 15 million users

Valve's PC game download service Steam has surpassed the 15 million account milestone, after having far and away its most successful holiday season to date.

Vista SP1 already leaked on the Net

Redmond (WA) – We knew it was going to happen… Microsoft’s Windows vista Service Pack 1 has already been leaked onto Bittorrent sites around the globe.  The release to manufacturing (RTM) version was announced just a few days ago on the Vista team blog, but the software is now available on sites like thepiratebay.org.  

Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 for PS3 released

Terrasoft has released a new version of its Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) operating system, which includes a new kernel version as well as the E17 desktop environment.

Windows 7 M1: Nothing to get excited about

Industry Inside – I have been lucky enough to get an early peek at Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 7. But if you were expecting dramatic visual changes and a departure from Vista, Milestone 1 truly disappoints. But then, M1 has a different purpose, it is not intended to provide eye candy. Here's what you could expect from M1 - in the very unlikely case you'd come across the installation DVD.  

Microsoft releases Windows Vista SP1 to manufacturing

The first significant update for Windows Vista is on its way to the consumer. SP1 is in production now and will be available to users in March. Microsoft also announced the release of manufacturing of Windows Server 2008.

First Look CorelDraw X4: Still the one to beat

Review - Corel is about to release a new version of its “Draw” graphics suite, which is one of the very few remaining complete graphics suites on the market. Now in its 14th generation, it hasn’t lost its original look and feel and remains the most convincing PC graphics product for ambitious consumers and graphic artists.       

More Windows 7 screenshots surfacing

Chicago (IL) – Since we have run a story on the first Windows 7 Milestone here on TG Daily, screenshots of portions of the new operating system have been popping up around the web. We have received a few more screens – take a look.

A virtualized Windows Vista for $23 per year

There is no doubt that Microsoft is late to the virtualization party, given the traction companies such as VMWare have gained in recent months. However, the company today outlined its “Dynamic IT” vision, a large-scale virtualization approach from the server to the client.

Microsoft begins shipping Office 2008 for Macs

Mac Office 2008 has begun shipping, giving owners of Apple computers a crack at the latest version of Microsoft's productivity suite.

Microsoft warns of file corruption in Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server is Microsoft’s new operating system, but that doesn’t spare it from serious problems.  Several users have reported file corruption issues when using certain programs and now Microsoft is warning people to not save files to the computer until the problem is resolved.

Firefox 3 Beta 2 out, Internet Explorer 8 taking shape

Following close on the heels of Opera 9.25, Mozilla has released a second, and much improved beta version of its Firefox browser. Microsoft also joined the announcement frenzy with a note that the software will be out in the first half of next year.

New software helps catch bugs faster

Software developers often spend days trying to track down simple bugs.  A new software-based tool may help them find common types of bugs more quickly.  It's an open-source endeavor that may be just what the web-based software gurus have been looking for.

Office 2007 update goes live ahead of schedule

Microsoft this week released the first major update to Office 2007, even though it wasn't expected to be available until next year.

Google’s Gdrive has a huge revenue potential, analysts say

Following media reports that Google is about to release an online storage space service to its users, analysts have started playing a numbers game whether such a service would actually be profitable for the company.

Microsoft hard at work on Windows XP for OLPC

Microsoft’s software engineers are “working hard” on a slimmed-down version of Windows XP for the One Laptop Per Child project, but company officials say there is still much work to be done.

Counterfeit rate of Vista half that of XP

Pushing good news back into the Windows Vista scene, Microsoft claims that its next-generation operating system is more robust at preventing counterfeit attempts.

Mozilla releases first public beta of Firefox 3.0

Chicago (IL) – The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3.0 was released by Mozilla on Tuesday with more than three dozen major improvements and more than two million lines of changed program code that promise more features, more security and performance.

Mac OS X Leopard gets UNIX certification

The Open Group announced that both Apple’s latest operating systems have been awarded a certificate of conformance to the UNIX 03 standard.