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Samsung ML-4500 and Windows 7 64bit

I recently upgraded my main system to Windows 7 and was somewhat annoyed to find that my Samsung ML-4500 does not have Windows 7 drivers for the 64bit version. I figured that the Vista 64 bit drivers might work and indeed they do, but there is a catch - the executable installer file refuses to run. So to get them working you need to do the following:

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Pressure mounts to phase out Internet Explorer 6

"A Downing Street petition is calling for the UK government to drop Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and move to a more modern browser.

The petition says that IE6 has security flaws and uses outdated technology, creating a burden for developers"- BBC

Obama cancels Moon return project

"President Barack Obama has cancelled the American project designed to take humans back to the Moon." - BBC

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Battery recycling rules in force for stores

New EU rules have come into force that require some stores selling batteries to provide in-store recycling bins.
The UK currently recycles only 3% of portable batteries, but the aim is to raise that figure to 45% by 2016. - BBC

Google phases out support for IE6

'Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a cyber attack on the search engine.

The firm said from 1 March some of its services, such as Google Docs, would not work "properly" with the browser.

It recommended individuals and firms upgrade "as soon as possible"'.- BBC

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