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Windows 7

This week has been Windows 7 Week on TechRadar with a wealth of news, reviews, tips and tricks to help you get the best from Windows 7.

Also this week, Apple snuck in ahead of the Windows 7 launch and announced a 27-inch iMac and a new MacBook, Nintendo is dropping a Black Wii into stores in time for Christmas, and Microsoft banned unofficial Xbox 360 memory units.

Unsurprisingly, our Windows 7 Home Premium review was popular, while in the world of mobile phones we had the Sony Ericsson Satio, the HTC Tattoo and the Sony Ericsson Aino reviews clocking up hits. And camera buyers were loving the Canon EOS 7D review.

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Top five news stories

Nintendo launching black Wii in UK

Nintendo is launching a limited edition black Wii games console in the UK for Christmas 2009, prompting the Spinal Tap-inspired question in the office: "It's like, how much more black could this be?"

New Apple MacBook teardown

No sooner than Apple has announced a new 13-inch plastic unibody MacBook than some bright spark tears the machine apart to see exactly how Cupertino's product engineers have put the latest Mac laptop together.

Apple unveils new 27-inch iMac

Apple has announced its new iMac range, with two different screen sizes of 21.5 and 27-inch options available now.

Microsoft bans unofficial Xbox 360 memory units

If you are using an unofficial memory unit with your Xbox 360 then you had better back up your data onto an authorised Microsoft 360 storage device quick sharp, as the next 360 update will shut-out third party devices from working with your console.

Nokia N900 successor revealed in spy shot?

The successor to the not-yet-released Nokia N900 might have been leaked already, with the N920 shown off in spy pics. The new phone will apparently be running Maemo version 6, the updated version of OS to be included on the new phone.

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Top five in-depth articles

18 cool things Windows 7 does that Vista doesn't

There aren't many changes to the overall look of Windows 7 when compared to Windows Vista. Instead, Microsoft seems to have paid attention to the feedback it received and created an OS that is not only stable, but also very capable. So what is new in Windows 7? Here are 18 cool things Windows 7 does that Vista doesn't.

8 things you need to know about Windows 8

Microsoft always starts planning the next version of Windows as soon as it's clear what's going to make it into the version under development. At this stage there isn't any official information and there won't be for a year or more. But there are some things we do know.

24 years of Windows package design

Windows has had some great packaging designed for it, so we've gathered together images of the box art from each version of Windows, from 1985's Windows 1.0 to Windows 7.

Windows 7 versions: which one should you buy?

Maybe you've tried out the beta or the RC for yourself. You know Windows 7 is worth getting – but which version of Windows 7 should you buy? Isn't it crazy how many different versions there are?

10 things to do after installing Linux

You've finally decided to try Linux. The installation went without a hitch (they usually do these days) and you've got a shiny new desktop sitting in front of you. What do you do next?


Top five reviews

Sony Ericsson Satio review

Sony Ericsson has finally launched the Satio, the phone it showed off back in February under the guise of Idou, packing the best of all its brands into one phone. But can the sheer range of gadgetry and a new OS be enough to lure customers back to the brand?

Windows 7 Home Premium review

There may be six versions of Windows 7, but unless you need the business features of Professional or Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium is the version you want. But what do you get in Home Premium and is it the right mix of features?

HTC Tattoo review

While the Android interface brings a brilliant Google sheen to the mobile market-place, it has come at a price, with most of the handsets packing lengthy contracts or expensive one-off payments. Enter the HTC Tattoo. Alongside the T-Mobile Pulse, the Tattoo is all about catering for the more budget-conscious phone user who wants to utilise Android, but not pay over the odds for the privilege.

Sony Ericsson Aino review

The Sony Ericsson Aino is the phone that finally brings PS3 connectivity to a mobile - bringing the best of Sony's brands to beat the multimedia prowess of the iPhone and Samsung i8910HD. It's a mid-range effort, following just behind the Sony Ericsson Satio in the recent slew of releases from the brand, but it still tries to pack a wealth of functionality into its chassis.

Canon EOS 7D review

The Canon EOS 7D is Canon's top of the range APS-C camera. Below it sit the compact forms of the 1000D, 450D and 500D, and above it the full-frame glory of the £200 more expensive EOS 5D MKII. The big difference between the 5D MKII and the 7D is inside. The 5D MKII is the cheapest of Canon's line-up to offer a full-frame sensor – the 7D has the same size image sensor as cameras such as the 500D, Nikon D5000 or Pentax K-x.

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