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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Release Preview

REDMOND, Wash. — May 31, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview, the next milestone of the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Available for download today in 14 languages at http://preview.windows.com, the Windows 8 Release Preview delivers a fast and fluid experience, along with a new user interface that responds equally well to touch as it does to keyboard and mouse. Since the February release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which was downloaded more than 1 million times in the first 24 hours, Windows 8 has become the most tested Microsoft operating system of all time, and with today’s release, it enters its final phase of development before it releases to manufacturing.
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FBI Takes Down Megaupload

One of the most representative file-sharing sites on the Internet, Megaupload, was defused by the FBI, the Wall Street Journal informed.
The blocking of the website, which also affected the associated pages and Megaporn Megavideo, had nothing to do with the protest against the SOPA law. Megaupload was already in a legal dispute with Universal Music Group, and has been under investigation for two years.
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Free Zemana AntiLogger

Zemana AntiLogger is designed to protect your computer against such attacks. No matter which anti-malware program you’re currently using, you need the added protection of Zemana AntiLogger!

AntiLogger is dramatically different from traditional products that rely heavily on “fingerprints” created by lab analysts and researchers to detect malware. It doesn’t need “signature updates”. It understands how malware attacks your computer, and its unique technology detects malicious programs when they try to run on your PC and shuts them down BEFORE they can steal your identity or your confidential information.
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Make a bootable USB installer for Windows

Making a bootable USB flash drive for Windows Vista and Windows 7 isn’t all that tricky, but it’s always nice to find an app that simplifies things. Not only does WinToFlash make the process about as easy as it can get, but it can also create Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 installers.

The default options make it easy to roll a silent Windows install, or you can flip the custom switch and specify the exact setup parameters you want to use.

The handy app also has one more trick up its sleeve: moving Windows Preinstall environments. PE discs can be extremely handy for troubleshooting and repairs, and being able to painlessly zap them over to a USB flash drive means not having to burn a new copy every time someone’s haggard old optical drive decides to chew up your CD.

WinToFlash is a free download and is totally portable. It’s an excellent tool to add to your USB-related utilities.

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