Both the 32-bit and the 64-bit flavors of a post-Beta Build of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) have now been leaked in the wild.
It all started at the beginning of October 2010 when the first report of Windows 7 SP1 Build 7601.17104 was published.
At that time, a third-party source was claiming that Microsoft was very close to wrapping up the first Release Candidate development milestone of Windows 7 SP1.
In this regard, Build 7601.17104 is reportedly the RC-Escrow which means that the software giant is indeed close to moving beyond the Beta, and that it is simply making sure that the Build which will be offered as RC meets quality standards and does not include regression issues.
Last week, the 32-bit version of Windows 7 SP1 pre-RC Build 7601.17104 was leaked and made available for download in the wild through torrent trackers. More »
As is the case with the Windows operating system, Microsoft is working extensively to make sure customers around the world benefit from using Office 2010 in their native language.
In this sense, just as for Windows 7, the Redmond company offers a number of localized versions of the latest productivity suite.
However, with Office 2010 available only in 38 languages, it is clear that some users might feel like they have been left out.
This is why the software giant is also offering what it refers to as Language Interface Packs or LIPs.
At the end of the past week, the first three out of a total of more than 60 LIPs have already started being offered to customers. More »
Microsoft is allowing customers of its latest iteration of Windows Embedded to take advantage of the platform in more languages than before. The Redmond company has released the second wave of Multilingual User Interface packs for Windows Embedded Standard 7. However, the software giant has also released two Language Interface Packs (LIPs) in addition to the latest MUI packs downloads.
Back in early July 2010, the first set of nine Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Packs were made available to customers already running the embedded flavor of Windows 7. At that time, Microsoft offered support for the following languages: Dutch, Brazilian, Turkish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Greek. Now the software giant has added more MUI packs to the list. More »
Microsoft has centralized all downloads of language resources for Windows 7 and Windows Vista on a single webpage, simplifying access for end users. Essentially, the Redmond company has put together a centralized hub for downloading additional languages for the successors of Windows XP. Both Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Packs and Language Interface Packs (LIPs) are featured on the “Download languages for Windows” page, along with the necessary links, and additional information for end users.
“You can download and install additional languages to view Windows menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language. Additional languages will work only with a genuine copy of Windows. Some languages are installed from the Microsoft Download Center, and some are installed using Windows Update. In addition, some languages require a premium edition of Windows or a particular parent language,” Microsoft informed. More »