September 30, 2014

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding cost £8m –
George Clooney’s four-day wedding celebrations in Venice, which involved pool-side cocktail parties, dinners in five-star hotels and a lavish wedding reception on the Grand Canal, cost an estimated 10 million euros (£8 million). More than 100 guests, including Hollywood stars such as Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock and Cindy Crawford, converged on the lagoon city for the extravaganza, which began last Friday and culminated on Monday with a civil ceremony in which Mr Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were formally married. The final bill for the spectacle included the cost of Ms Alamuddin’s wedding dress, the first pictures of which emerged on Monday on the covers of People and Hello magazines. [Daily Telegraph]
Amal_ClooneyAmal Clooney

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system with Start Menu –
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 – its next operating system (OS). The name is a surprise, bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version – Windows 8. The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store. It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8. [BBC] See Video of the Day and List of the Day below.
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Fine-free week for Belgian road hogs –
Speeding motorists and road hogs will get off scot free in Belgium this week as the country’s police refuse to levy roadside fines in a protest against increases to their retirement age. Instead of asking drivers to pay up with an on-the-spot fine if they have broken the law, police officers will instead “educate” them about traffic rules and road safety. The protest, by officers opposed to plans to raise the police retirement age to 62, is expected to cost the Belgian government over £5million (€7m) over the next week. [Daily Telegraph]

Video of the Day –

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

List of the Day –

Windows Operating Systems history [from Wikipedia]

Date Title Architecture
20 November 1985 Windows 1.0 x86 – 16-bit
9 December 1987 Windows 2.0 x86 – 16-bit
27 May 1988 Windows 2.10 x86 – 16-bit
13 March 1989 Windows 2.11 x86 – 16-bit
22 May 1990 Windows 3.0 x86 – 16-bit
20 October 1991 Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions x86 – 16-bit
6 April 1992 Windows 3.1 x86 – 16-bit
27 October 1992 Windows for Workgroups 3.1 x86 – 16-bit
27 July 1993 Windows NT 3.1 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS
8 November 1993 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 x86 – 16-bit
21 September 1994 Windows NT 3.5 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS
30 May 1995 Windows NT 3.51 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC
24 August 1995 Windows 95 IA-32
24 August 1996 Windows NT 4.0 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC
25 June 1998 Windows 98 IA-32
5 May 1999 Windows 98 SE IA-32
17 February 2000 Windows 2000 IA-32
14 September 2000 Windows ME IA-32
25 October 2001 Windows XP IA-32
25 October 2001[1] Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (v2002) Itanium
31 October 2002 Windows XP Media Center Edition IA-32
28 March 2003[2] Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (v2003) Itanium
24 April 2003 Windows Server 2003 IA-32, x64, Itanium
30 September 2003 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 IA-32
12 October 2004 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 IA-32
25 April 2005 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition x64
6 December 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 IA-32, x64, Itanium
8 July 2006 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs IA-32
8 November 2006 Windows Vista for Business use IA-32, x64
30 January 2007 Windows Vista for Home use; released in fifty countries IA-32, x64
7 November 2007 Windows Home Server IA-32, x64
27 February 2008 Windows Server 2008 IA-32, x64
22 October 2009 Windows 7 IA-32, x64
22 October 2009 Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
6 April 2011 Windows Home Server 2011 x64
4 September 2012 Windows Server 2012 x64
26 October 2012 Windows 8 IA-32, x64
26 October 2012 Windows RT ARM
18 October 2013 Windows 8.1 IA-32, x64
18 October 2013 Windows RT 8.1 ARM
18 October 2013 Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

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