Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Today

windows7 sp1Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is supposed to be available from Microsoft today.

Update: Microsoft has made the download available (iso).

I’m posting this cause I’m curious how many hits it’ll get with the news that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can be downloaded today.

It should be available at the Microsoft Update Center or its Service Pack Center sometime today, February 22, 2011.

SP1 contains the following updates:
– Additional support for communication with third-party federation services.
– Improved HDMI audio device performance.
– Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents.
– Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).
– Improved Support for Advanced Format (512e) Storage Devices.
– Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec.
– Virtual desktop improvements.
– Bug fixes.

Aren’t you excited?!

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Software I Use A Lot in 2011

My original list of Software I Use A Lot was posted in Feb 2005 – 6 years ago. Here’s what I used then and what I use now:

Free Software:

Commericial Software:

  • 2005: Ultraedit (text/hex editor). 2011: Replaced with freeware mentioned above – Notepad++.
  • 2005: Microsoft Word (only at work). 2011: Same but version 14 (2010) now.
  • 2005: Microsoft Excel. 2011: Same but version 14 (2010) now.
  • 2005: Microsoft Money. 2011: Mint.
  • 2005: Winzip (ZIP utility). 2011: Replaced with freeware – 7-Zip.