Weekend tech reading: Startups dig Chrome OS, Windows 7 RTM compiled

By on July 12, 2009, 5:48 PM
Startups give Google thumbs-up over MS Granted, Google just yanked the curtain away from their challenge to Windows, but startups may already be moving in. Tech entrepreneurs who feel that Redmondís OS is stale might just be the opening Google needs. Reuters

Dell may test Chrome OS Dell said on Friday that they would be willing to test Googleís OS, but made no commitment to offer it with future products. I suppose it was inevitable that they, as well as other OEMs in the netbook arena, see whether or not Chrome OS can carry its own. PC World

Windows 7 RTM on Track, Compiled We previously reported that the RTM build was delayed due to show-stopper bugs. However, WZor says that they have managed to meet the compile target date of July 10th and have compiled the RTM build. Unlike what we previously suspected, it is build 7600.16384.090710-1945, and not 7300. This build has a valid digital signature, and cannot be faked. Geek Smack

Verizon takes the cake in 3G speed test In a smartphone broadband test conducted in May, Verizon took the blue ribbon for offering the quickest 3G service. T-Mobile came in second place and Sprint third, whereas AT&T was exiled from the winnerís circle. Wired

Corsair addresses recent product blunders Hexus got in touch with a Corsair marketing exec to discuss the companyís recent decision to pull their Dominator GT DDR3 RAM and lower their 80Plus efficiency rating from Gold to Silver on their new 850 and 750HX units. Hexus

Outlook connector for Office 2010 If you happen to be running the Outlook 2010 Technical Preview, odds are youíve noticed that the Outlook Connector doesnít work. Microsoft has silently released and updated version in 32 and 64-bit. WinSuperSite




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