AMD today released its second Catalyst graphics driver for Windows Vista, promising performance gains between 21% and 48% in certain games. Nvidia also has caught up with Vista and recently released its first final driver for the new operating system.
Culver City (CA) - Adobe has officially its RAW/JPEG editing and organizing application, Lightroom 1.0. The program is meant for professional photographers, like wedding or sports photographers, who have to manage and show thousands of RAW images. It has basic editing tools and extensive meta-data tagging and ranking.
Microsoft has released six new tools that should help businesses migrate to Vista.
Just as promised, Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 is now available as a free download.
Antigua (West Indies) - SlySoft, a company known for its CD/DVD ripping software, is inviting the public to test drive its HD-DVD ripping program. Beta testers of AnyDVD HD can "remaster" the high-definition discs and, according to SlySoft, rip out first tracks and advertisements.
Oasis has approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF), which provides an alternative and open file format for documents created with office applications. ODF 1.1 includes accessibility improvements for users with disabilities.
Microsoft has issued a statement on reports that the successor of Windows Vista will be released in 2009.
BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS.
Barcelona (Spain) - Microsoft unveiled the next version of its smartphone operating system at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Windows Mobile 6 brings a range of improvements and new features, ranging from a new Internet Explorer web browser to the integration of Office and Windows Live applications.
Google and the United Nations are reminding people that environmental hotspots can be viewed inside of the free Google Earth program.
In a conversation with TG Daily, Microsoft defended itself against claims that Windows Vista does not run 90% of the games on the market today.
Game publisher EA and developer Valve today said that the new installment to the PC hit Half-Life is going to available in two different bundles - a basic versions for the PC, and a premium bundle that will also be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Microsoft has reacted to accusations of casual game publisher that claimed that Windows Vista is breaking at least 90% of games in the market, mainly due to the operating system's new security architecture.
There are plenty of tools to verify the legitimacy of online businesses, but there aren't many for verifying customer identities. Now, Symantec has unveiled their "Norton Identity Client" which proves a customer's identity to businesses.
Highlighting a big Microsoft launch while trying to set itself apart from another, Electric Rain has announced Standout, a presentation slideshow application for Vista that aims to be a better offering than the new Powerpoint available in Office 2007, which also launched today.
One of the big changes to the interface in Windows Vista is the addition of Mac OS-like gadgets, which offer increased functionality for the dekstop screen.
Adobe plans on submitting its Portable Document Format (PDF) specification as a world standard. PDFs files have become a de-facto standard around the world because of their WYSIWYG nature both in viewing and printing.
After months of beta testing, Adobe is finally releasing the commercial version of Lightroom. Aimed at professional photographers, Lightroom helps organize and edit RAW-format pictures. Most of your minor edits can be done inside of Lightroom while major editing will still require Adobe's flagship product Photoshop CS2.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, chief executive officer Steve Ballmer and a "Windows Vista family" launched the new operating system Windows Vista today late afternoon in New York. Microsoft claims that represents the "biggest launch in software history."
Windows Vista is scheduled for official launch tomorrow. Several online stores, however, have made the operating system available for order over the weekend and promise to deliver the Vista package by tomorrow. There's even a fancy Bill Gates edition of the software for the collector crowd.