Well, looks like Microsoft has begun the automatic update of Internet Explorer to version 7 as a critical update. IE & update notification

The update file is a bit over 14 Megs, 14.8 MB to be exact.

Microsoft touts this as the next generation web browser with improvements such as enchanced security to protect us from malicious software and fradulent websites, a cleaner look, includes the much demanded tabbed browsing capability. Also, IE7 upgrade imports your existing IE settings such as current home page, search settings, favorites and compatible toolbars. 

Bungie announced the release of Halo3, the third and final game in the Halo Trilogy that it will be released for Microsoft’s XBOX 260 sometime in 2007. The game was revealed to the world at the Microsoft press conference at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, in Hollywood,CA on May 9th 2006. Since then, besides the trailer, Bungie has not been forthcoming with a whole lot of information about the most anticipated game ever. Gears of War and Halo Wars trailer are doing their best to prepare us for next year’s release for Halo3. In case, you have been a caveman the last year or so and did not see the Halo3 trailer, check it out below. For the rest of you, read on for all you have been waiting for since summer, information about new levels, maps, weapons, vehicles… and more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1X0TELcmY

This post comes from my annoyance on one of my machines running Windows XP SP2 as its OS. By default, XP annoits MS Word for editing html pages. It used to worse before I guess with Frontpage launching them. But in any case, here is a quick and easy way to change file type assoications. The examples given are with respect to changing html to open with Macromedia Dreamweaver as the editor by default.

Background Information

“File Type” associations are the links between your documents and the applications that create them. For instance, when you double-click a Microsoft Word Document on your desktop, Windows knows to start Word and instruct it to open the document because of the Microsoft Word Document file type. Likewise, when you click a website link in an email message, Windows knows which browser to open (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) because of the HTTP Protocol file type.

Microsoft Internet Explorer allows users to open a file they are browsing in an HTML editor by using the File > Edit with (Default Application) option. The application used for this action corresponds to the HTML Editor which is set in the Programs tab of the Windows Internet Options. Macromedia Dreamweaver is not automatically added to this list upon installation. This article helps you to fix that problem