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Windows Middle East electronic edition 30th August 2005

Swing open our double-doors, rest your weary hide, and tell us what you reckon is the best computing kit of 2005. You won’t get another opportunity for a year, the rest will do you good, and you could win prizes aplenty…

Last chance saloon for opinionated techies|~||~||~|That’s right folks, your time is nearly up. We’ll have shut down www.itp.net/windowsawards by the time the next electronic edition of Windows hits your inbox (in just two weeks), so this really is it.

Log on, sign in, and click through the short list of multiple-choice questions (there are just 11 in total). We’ll be grateful, you’ll feel empowered, and the best vendors out there will get rewarded.

Plus, did I mention you could win some tasty technology? Our first drawn lucky voter winner will walk away with a superb Expression 64bit 4000+ performance PC, courtesy of Sky Electronics. Our second chosen respondent will get their hands on DTK’s game-ready Cuatro 7330 tower PC. And last but not least, our third placed winner we have a huge crate full of assorted components and software. Win this little lot and you won’t know where to start.

Once you’re done with that, check out www.itp.net/news for the latest IT happenings. You’ll find plenty of interest this week: Google’s Desktop 2 app looks set to take on Internet Explorer, plus the search firm has launched Talk – it’s simple IM & VoIP program; Intel is expected to announce details of the Pentium 5 shortly; and I recently uploaded a truly inspirational announcement from research group Gartner.

This details its 2005 ‘emerging technologies hype cycle’; a wonderfully worded chart that shows what’s been hyped up, hyped down and hyped out of all recognition. For more on this, click here.

Now I know you’re chomping at the bit to start answering those all-important kit questions, so until next time…

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