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    more comments...

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    Eli asked about OpenGL, Direct Draw, and WPF, and how they work with Desktop composition... OpenGL can go through one of three paths in Windows Vista depending on how your computer is configured. MSOGL - this is an implementation of OpenGL 1...
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    DPI Scaling in Windows Vista

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    Someone posted a question via the blog recently asking about how Windows Vista supports high DPI displays. Here's a quick summary of how it all works: You can find the DPI settings in Windows Vista by right click'ing on the desktop and selecting "Personalize"...
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    Vista Virtual Desktop Manager

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    I recently discovered this project over on codeplex . It's a virtual desktop manager for Windows Vista that uses the live thumbnail preview API's exposed by the Desktop Window Manager. It's still very beta, but a great example of some of the innovation...
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    John Tokash likes Flip 3D

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    John Tokash made a nice comment about Flip3D in his blog entry about dinner with Jim Allchin . He did as one question in his post that I'd like to address: I wish they’d shown more of Flip 3d and the active thumbnails that rise up from the start...
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    How to get glass to show up on Windows Vista Beta 1

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    One question I get asked frequently is "hey will this piece of hardware run Glass on Vista?". Working day-to-day at Micrsoft, the answer is always kind of a puzzle, depending on the hardware that is in question, the build of Windows you installed,...
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    OpenGL desktop rendering on Linux...

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    there's an odd title for an msdn blog post... and yet, I'm linking to it anyway... It's nice to see the linux community catches up with what we demonstrated on Windows at WinHEC two years ago. What do folks think of this sort of thing? If you've seen...
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    Rio Carbon

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    Earlier this week I was given a Rio Carbon as a thank-you gift for doing a big presentation for another team at work. I was really impressed at the generosity, and also with the player itself. Then I got it home and tried to use it. And this is where...
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    Instant Viewer & Intellipoint Software for Windows Vista

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    The new Intellipoint Software for Windows Vista has a great feature that builds on the DWM API called "Instant Viewer". It allows you to remap the click-wheel to bring up a grid view of all your open Windows like this:
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    Aero UI discussion on Channel 9

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    I spent some time this evening reading through the feedback from a recent video interview I did on Channel 9. Lots of great discussion going on. I clarified one of the remarks I had made in the video in an earlier post , but I'd like to take a moment...
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    Car PC MCE

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    Sean Alexander found what has got to be just about the coolest car-pc mod I've seen to date . Hosting Windows XP Media Center Edition in the dashboard is very cool. He's even got a great video walkthrough . What a great use of MCE! I wonder if there's...
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    Windows Vista runs on Intel based iMac!

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    The folks at the OSx86 project seem to have Windows Vista up and running on an Intel based iMac ! I noticed in the post that they don't have Aero running, and that they used the ATI drivers from Apple's site. ATI's latest Windows Vista drivers might...
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    Customer Service

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    So I bought a new Audiovox Smartphones recently - and with it a plan from ATT Wireless (before the merger with Cingular) that included unlimited data for something like $25 a month. I've been really enjoying the unlimited data - especially because Windows...
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    Guy Kawasaki on PowerPoint

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    Guy Kawasaki makes some interesting comments on PowerPoint presentations he sees on a regular basis. His 10/20/30 rule is great for anyone doing exec presentations.
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    Using Flip 3D in Windows Vista build 5231

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    Some of you may have noticed that in 5231, Win-Spacebar no longer invokes Flip 3D. We changed the keyboard shortcut to be Win-Tab (more like Alt-Tab).
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    Hack your router

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    UPDATED: fixed the link -now it points to the same article LifeHacker was linking to (I can't find the LifeHacker post anymore). Sorry about the UPS package tracking thing. I’m generally not one to recommend doing anything that might void your warrantee...
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    Kam’s adventures with HDV

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    I recently purchased a Sony HDR-HC3 high-definition camcorder, to capture some vacation footage with my family, and It’s been an adventure to work with. I got some good results in the end, but not without some bumps along the way. First – some background...
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    free online graph paper

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    this is a great source for one-note stationary... just print the PDF to one-note and go...
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    Don't call it a comeback!

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    Bill Gates announced Internet Explorer 7 today. The IE team's blog has more info. IE holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. First- IE is the reason I came to work at Microsoft. When I graduated college - I had a number of opportunities in...
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    Using Flip3D on Vista Build 5219

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    I've had a number of folks ask me how to use the new 3D window switching functionality we have in Windows Vista build 5219. Here's the rundown on how it works in the 5219 build: Use Windows-Spacebar to invoke Use arrow keys or mouse-wheel...
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    Boilermaker wins Next Generation Windows PC Design Competition

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    Two industrial designers at Purdue won Microsoft's ID competition for PC's . The winning design is this hot looking bookshelf-style PC: ...it's great the to see the innovation keep coming from Purdue!
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    exposé using DWM API

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    Greg Schecter has been blogging extensively about the DWM API's in Windows Vista lately. It's definitely worth a look, as he does a great job outlining the possibility of what you can do using the DWM on Windows Vista. One great example I saw recently...
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    Windows Vista Beta 1 Press Highlights

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    A lot of the press comments we've recieved on Beta 1 of Windows Vista have realy exceeded my expectations. In general, I expected to see a tone of "it's ok, but wait for later betas" with respect to the user interface work we're doing. There's definitely...
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    Why Intel 915 graphics don’t have a WDDM driver for Windows Vista

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    A common question among folks who are upgrading to Windows Vista on slightly older notebooks, tablet PC's, and UMPC's is why the Intel 915 graphics chipset doesn't have WDDM support, as WDDM support is a prerequisite for Desktop Composition. The folks...
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    Masala Downloads!

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    It seems that Movielink and CinemaNow aren't the only ones in the downloadable movies business. Masala Downloads now has Indian movies in WMV format that you can download... my favorite part of their website is that they advertise the downloads being...
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    USA Today on the Windows Vista Upgrade Experience

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    In the USA Today Personal Technology Column this week, Ed Baig talks about his experience upgrading to Windows Vista . He has some really complementary comments about Aero in this write-up: The Aero interface is handsome. Users will appreciate translucent...
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