Microsoft News: Microsoft has confirmed that there are no plans to release “Windows 7” in 2009, saying that it would be at least 2010. Windows Vista SP1 RC Refresh 2 has been released to beta testers, gearing for a full service pack release in Q1. Windows XP SP3 RC Refresh 2 has been released to Microsoft Connect participants. Microsoft Update will automatically force Office 2003 SP3 for installation for detected Office 2003 products February 27.
Sun Micro Systems (whom publishes JAVA) purchased MySQL for $1 billion. It is yet unknown wether the server application developer will drop the open sourced MySQL database to help promote their commercial server applications, support it with development, or leave it open source.
Joomla version 1.5 is released as a stable and final edition. Joomla is perhaps the leader in content management systems. Expect many sites to upgrade to the new Joomla framework.
14% of 2007 game sales were PC titles. Within the top list are World of Warcraft, the Sims 2, Call of Duty 4, and Sim City 4 (despite that it is 4 years old!).
Hey!Spread has launched an extensive video uploading service enabling one video upload to automatically be distributed via Sclipo, Sumo, Sevenload, Youtube, Google, Dailymotion, Blip, Metacafe, Yahoo, Facebook, Myspace, Vimeo, Revver, Veoh, Vsocial, Photobucket, and Putfile.