I just brought to know about the launch of the Windows Live Essentials 2012 from the official Windows team blog. If you’re not familiar, Live Essentials is an integrated suite of applications commonly available as free for Microsoft Windows desktops. This version of the software includes Windows Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Mail, Live Writer, Messenger 2012 editions, all upgraded for Windows 8 with a set of new features. At present, it is not possible to download a standalone version of the applications mentioned above. You’ve to download the Live Essentials 2012 offline installer and select the required apps during the installation process. Another fact is that Microsoft doesn’t provide a direct link to download Live Essentials 2012 on their official page for the product, but I got the link from the Windows team blog website. Find the link at the end of this page after reading the changes in the new application.
Google has released the final version of the Google Chrome 10 web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. Unlike the previous builds, Chrome 10 have some important changes in this version that makes it faster, reliable and secure. I have been using Firefox from the last couple of years, and with the introduction of extensions I made a switch to Chrome. Google Chrome now has a market share of 11% in global browser usage map, and it is expected to improve 12-13% with the launch Chrome 10.
Similar to Yahoo messenger and Google Talk, Microsoft has an instant messaging client called Windows Live Messenger. There are desktop, mobile version and online versions of Windows Live Messenger. Users with Windows Live or Hotmail ID can sign in to the messenger and chat with their online friends on these applications. Microsoft started releasing 2010 editions of their software products. So far we have seen the beta release of Office 2010 products. The upcoming releases includes Windows Live messenger 2010 and Windows Live Writer 2010.