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Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 released to manufacturing

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft announced it had released to manufacturing Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Very little has changed between the Release Candidate builds that went to the public in May and the RTM versions, testers say. source tree.

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Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's fiscal 2010 battle cry: Growing our share
Special Report: Windows 7 nears the finish line
Mary Jo Foley: Here are the real windows 7 test pilots
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Windows 7 - why and why risk it?
Mary Jo Foley: Who will get Windows 7 and when

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WiFi drop-off problem still dogging MacBooks

David Morgenstern: One year after I first wrote about this issue, owners of the latest MacBook models are still complaining about erratic WiFi performance and drop-offs.

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Report: Apple lawyers tried to hush exploding iPods
Andrew Nusca: Apple, Verizon to team on tablet?

How many PCs are enough? 5? 10?

About half of the silicon.com readers who responded to a poll said they have five or more computers. How many do you have? Share in the talkbacks.

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Analysts: AMD has no answers for Intel

Larry Dignan: An analyst made the case that Atom is a real killer to AMD. Simply put, AMD doesn't have any answers for Intel.

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Larry Dignan: AMD's second quarter margins squeezed

Why Microsoft open-sourced its Linux drivers

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft really did release not one, but two, pieces of code under the formerly Microsoft-hated GNU General Public License (GPL) this week. Here's the real story why they did it.

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Dead-finger tech: Google Apps

Christopher Dawson: If we had a particular item that we'd consider "dead finger tech" (i.e., a bit of technological goodness that you'd only take from us by prying it from our cold, dead fingers), mine would be Google Apps.

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