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Windows 8 pre-beta build to be revealed next week?

Company could provide a peek at a preview build of Windows 8 at its Worldwide Partner Conference next week, according to several reports.

By July 7, 2011


Pre-beta Flash update makes Nividia Ion Netbooks even better

The HP Mini 311 is one of our favorite current Netbooks, thanks to its hi-def screen, reasonable price, and Nvidia Ion graphics. Our main knock has been that the accelerated video, while great for basic gaming and HD video file playback, didn't work with

By November 17, 2009


Windows 7 pre-beta hits BitTorrent

Thousands of enthusiasts around the world are downloading the version from BitTorrent sites like The Pirate Bay and Mininova. And they're not shy about offering their opinions.

By November 1, 2008


PDC attendees will get pre-beta Windows 7

In a blog post, Microsoft confirms that it will have an early version of Windows 7 ready for developers by next month's conference.

By September 24, 2008


Firefox bringing web apps to Firefox 16

As Firefox 16 enters Mozilla's pre-beta Aurora channel, selected developers have been allowed to access the Mozilla app marketplace.

By July 23, 2012


Windows 8 screenshots reveal ribbon interface

Photos taken from pre-beta builds of Windows 8 sent to various Microsoft partners show greater use of the ribbon interface, a new welcome screen, and a few other surprises.

By April 4, 2011


RIM rejects claims of weak PlayBook battery

Responding to a Kaufman Bros. report asserting that the PlayBook tablet has a short-lived battery, RIM says any outsiders would have seen pre-beta units without power management enabled.

By December 30, 2010


InfoWorld says Windows 7's not that fast

A number of testers have talked about the zippy feel of the pre-beta version of Windows 7, but InfoWorld says its benchmarks show the new operating system is just on par with Vista.

By November 11, 2008


Microsoft issues security patch for unreleased software

Security update fixes critical hole in pre-beta version of Windows 7 operating system, due to be distributed to attendees of PDC 2008 on Tuesday.

By October 27, 2008


Microsoft offers early peek at designer tools

As it pushes into graphics market, Microsoft releases a pre-beta version of Sparkle, now called Expression Interactive Designer.

By January 24, 2006