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111.bmpPhotoshop.com may be Flash-y and Air-y with photo-editing capabilities, but it surprisingly still seems to lag sites like Flickr and Facebook when it comes to various sharing features. For instance, only this week has Adobe launched video-hosting and group album capabilities (available for free accounts as well as paid), long available from its competitors.

 If you e-mail an invite to someone at an e-mail address other than the one connected to their Adobe ID, there’s no way to link the addresses or even allow the person to reply to you with the correct address.

People you invite as Collaborators to Group Albums aren’t automatically added as your friends. And while it notifies you via e-mail of updates to the album there don’t seem to be other notification options, like posting Twitter, Facebook, or even an RSS feed.

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Microsoft is planning to ship its next major version of Windows–known internally as version “7”–within roughly three years.

The next client version of the operating system, will be among the steps taken by Microsoft to establish a more predictable release schedule .

Windows 7 will ship in consumer and business versions, and in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The company also confirmed that it is considering a subscription model to complement Windows, but did not provide specifics or a time frame.

Windows 7 was previously known by the code name Vienna. A Microsoft representative confirmed that Windows 7 is the internal code name for the next client release of Windows. The details were released “as part of our ongoing outreach to enterprise customers and partners.

Microsoft is scoping Windows 7 development to a three-year time frame, and then the specific release date will ultimately be determined by meeting the quality bar.

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A few backs Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 was in talks as it had passed the ACID 2 test. Now it looks like the Browser has hit the beta 1 milestone. Microsoft sent out a letter to some selected beta testers offering them a chance to try out the technical preview of Internet Explorer 8 beta 1. The contents of the mail were

Greetings from the Internet Explorer Team! We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process. We have identified you as a qualified beta tester and we would like to offer an opportunity to join our limited technical beta program for Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1. Participation in the Technical Beta will enable you to evaluate a common release of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the ability to submit feedback, post bug reports, download software answer surveys on product quality as well as vote on top bugs filed by others from the technical beta program. This is a very exclusive program, by invitation only. The only way to submit feedback is to enroll in the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Technical Beta program

The mail states that it is available to a selected few but it does say that it will be available for general public to download and test. However, it is unlikely that it will be available soon as Microsoft has planned to give a first taste of the browser at MIX 08.

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A few months ago, while surfing the net and trying to open Orkut i got a strange message on my computer screen which said “Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!” and the browser closed. I didnt think it was a virus as i had AVG installed on my system and i had faith in it. I tried it on different machines which were part of the Local Area Network and each gave the same message while opening Orkut and Youtube. Each machine had AVG or Norton installed. I ran an Antivirus scan and it also didnt detect any virus or spyware. I decided to search on the net for this problem and thats when i discovered that my computer was infected with the W32.USBWorm virus which displayed such messages while opening Orkut and Youtube. Here are a few simple steps which you can follow to remove this virus if this has infected your system too.

* Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and go to processes tab

* Locate svchost.exe under the image name. There will be many processes by that name but look for the ones which have your username under the username. Just kill these processes by pressing Del key.Only kill those which have your username under the username and leave the rest
* Open the run command and type C:\heap41a and press enter. This is a hidden folder. Delete all the contents of this folder
* Open the registry by typing regedit in the run box
* Search for heap41a in the registry by using the find command
* You will get something like this “[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt“. Just delete the entries by pressing the del key
* Close the registry editor

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