Windows 8 Market Share Grows Very Slowly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
The new OS now has 3.17 percent of the desktop OS market.
Tags: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Microsoft, operating systems, Linux, Mac
Upgrading to Windows 7: Easing the Migration
By Jonathan Hassell | Article Published February 21, 2011
Issues like hardware refresh, deploying thin clients and choosing a migration tool need to be evaluated.
Tags: Windows XP, upgrading, thin client, Windows 7, Vista
7 Reasons to Migrate to Windows 7
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 07, 2011
Factors like drive support, Branch Cache and security support the case for migrating to the newest Windows OS.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, XP
Windows 7 Outstrips Vista After Only Nine Months
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 03, 2010
It's only been nine months since the release of Windows 7, but a new report shows it has already superseded its predecessor in terms of usage.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Net Applications, Vista, Windows 7
Hackers Take Shots at Microsoft Security Response
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 07, 2010
A group of anonymous hackers aims to release details on security exploits without giving the software titan advance warning. To start off, they already posted their first proof-of-concept code.
Tags: security, bugs, Microsoft, Vista, Windows Server 2008
Customers Forgive Microsoft for Vista: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 21, 2010
A new survey of customer satisfaction finds that Microsoft's image is recovering from the Windows Vista debacle as more and more users check out Windows 7.
Tags: survey, Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista
Fixes to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 10, 2009
Tech support firm iYogi offers a list of instructions on how to handle Windows 7 upgrade problems.
Tags: Windows, Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft, registry
PC Sales Goosed by Window 7
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 06, 2009
PC sales are up by a respectable 49% in the wake of Windows 7's release.
Tags: Vista, Windows, software, Windows 7, predictions
Microsoft Nixes Win 7 'Full Upgrade' Hack
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 30, 2009
Though it's possible to install the Windows 7 Upgrade package on a PC that doesn't already have a qualifying version of Windows installed, it's not allowed.
Tags: Vista, Microsoft, Windows, partner, e-Mail
Developers Get Windows 7 Dressing for Vista Apps
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 28, 2009
Developers can now write apps for Windows 7 that preserve the Windows 7 look and feel when on Windows Vista.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, services, Vista, utilities
Microsoft Unveils Windows 7
By - Reuters | Article Published October 22, 2009
The new OS is cheaper and faster than Vista -- and shoulders great expectations for the Windows brand.
Tags: Vista, Microsoft, services, Google, Windows 7
Windows 7 Survey: Apple Will Miss Vista
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 21, 2009
A survey suggests a relatively rapid deployment of Windows 7 over the near term future.
Tags: Vista, Microsoft, Enterprise, Windows 7
Five Challenges Facing Windows 7
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 21, 2009
Pre-release response to Windows 7 has been remarkably positive. Yet factors like the economy, drivers and user trust still confront the new OS.
Tags: Windows, Vista, software, Windows 7, Microsoft
Two Studies: IT Set to Adopt Windows 7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 20, 2009
Windows 7 will become the new standard for most commercial PCs within 12 months, according to recent reports.
Tags: Dell, Microsoft, Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Windows 7 to Challenge Apple's Emerging Success?
By - Reuters | Article Published October 15, 2009
Next week's release of Windows 7 may apply pressure to Apple's prices, at the very least.
Tags: iPhone, Vista, Leopard, Microsoft, retail
Microsoft Patch Release: Biggest Ever
By - Reuters | Article Published October 14, 2009
Microsoft released 13 security patches, addressing 34 vulnerabilities across Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Office, as well as the yet to be released Windows 7 OS.
Tags: Vista, Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft
Windows 7 Tips: Getting Started
By Eric Geier | Article Published October 12, 2009
A guide to installing Windows 7 from a USB flash drive, changing the default browser, disabling the InPrivate Browsing ability, and more.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows, Microsoft, USB, Vista
Microsoft to Ship 13 Bug Patches, 8 'Critical'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 09, 2009
This coming Patch Tuesday will fix the largest number of security holes ever.
Tags: Windows, Internet Explorer, Vista, server, Microsoft
Is Microsoft Already Failing with Windows 7?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 07, 2009
Theres great reason for optimism about Windows 7, but a few missteps are beginning to prompt concern.
Tags: Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft, Latitude, Dell
Ballmer: Windows 7 Effect on PC Market Muted
By - Reuters | Article Published October 07, 2009
The release of Windows 7 will increase demand for personal computers only slightly, said Microsoft head Steve Ballmer.
Tags: Microsoft, software, Windows, Vista, Windows 7
Surviving Windows 7: FAQ
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 01, 2009
Heres what you need to know to upgrade to Windows 7 and be happy with your system once its running.
Tags: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft
Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7: Advice and Shortcuts
By Andy Rathbone | Article Published September 28, 2009
Windows XP users who skipped Vista face headaches when upgrading to Windows 7. Heres an insiders guide to migrating from XP to Windows 7 as easily as possible. Plus: upgrading netbooks and solving email problems.
Tags: Windows, Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft, upgrading
MSFT Makes WIndows 7 TCO Claim
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 15, 2009
As the marketing battle heats up, Microsoft claims that Windows 7's total cost of ownership enables cost savings.
Tags: Windows, virtualization, services, Microsoft, Vista
Windows 7 Install Time Varies Wildly
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 15, 2009
While most users can upgrade within 30 minutes, the worst case scenario for a power user is 21 hours.
Tags: AMD, Windows 7, Microsoft, Intel, Vista
MSFT, Intel Cooperate on Windows 7
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 02, 2009
Microsoft is discussing Windows 7 with Intel in an effort to provide the best possible running start to its new operating system.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Intel, Vista, Windows 7
Windows 7 Netbook Batteries: Below XP
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 26, 2009
Tests by leading tech publications indicate that batteries on netbooks running Windows 7 will have a shorter life than those with XP.
Tags: software, netbooks, Microsoft, Windows, Vista
Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7: A Marketing Battle Royal
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 26, 2009
Expect a significant market share toward Mac unless Microsoft can shift promptly to the attack.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, Vista, Leopard
Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Laptop: Hot Notebook
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published August 17, 2009
Sometimes, Lenovo pulls out the stops and builds a machine worth swooning over. For instance, the ThinkPad T400s.
Tags: Windows, Intel, AT&T, Verizon, Vista
Judge Blocks MSFT Word Sales
By - Reuters | Article Published August 13, 2009
A U.S. district court in Texas ruled against Microsoft, issuing an injunction preventing the company from selling versions of Word that contain the disputed patent technology.
Tags: Copyright, Vista, software, Word, Microsoft
How Apple is Causing the Death and Rebirth of the PC
By Rob Enderle | Article Published August 12, 2009
Inspired by Apple, the Microsoft stores will offer a unified hardware-software product, greatly changing the PC market and also impacting the enterprise market.
Tags: Apple, Windows, Vista, Microsoft
Windows 7 Family Pack: Multiple Installs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 03, 2009
Windows 7 Family Pack, which was announced in late July, will let users install Windows 7 Home Premium on three different PCs, making the cost for each copy roughly $50.
Tags: Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Microsoft, e-Mail
Is Linux Getting Bloated?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 30, 2009
Are Linux OSes suffering from unnecessary feature creep -- and getting a little fat in the process?
Tags: Ubuntu, Vista, Windows, server, Linux
Windows 7 Code Released to PC Makers
By - Reuters | Article Published July 23, 2009
Microsoft says it is on track for the October release of Windows 7.
Tags: Windows, Vista, Microsoft, Dell
MSFT Investors Looking for Silver Lining
By - Reuters | Article Published July 20, 2009
Despite expectations of a report of the company's first annual sales decline, investors are buoyed by positive Windows 7 reviews and talk of a Yahoo deal.
Tags: Vista, Microsoft, search
Windows 7 Volume Discounts: 15-35 Percent
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 14, 2009
Microsoft will offer significant volume licensing discounts for Windows 7.
Tags: Windows, Vista, software, Microsoft, Windows 7
Survey: 6 of 10 Firms to Decline Windows 7
By - Reuters | Article Published July 13, 2009
Cost and compatibility concerns are leading many firms to plan on skipping Windows 7, according to survey of 1,000 companies.
Tags: Vista, Microsoft, Intel, Windows 7, Windows
Microsoft Moves To Boost Windows 7 Debut
By Chris Nerney | Article Published July 13, 2009
Microsoft Moves To Boost Windows 7 Debut
Tags: Microsoft, OS, Windows 7, operating system, Vista, resellers
Review: MSFT Wireless Mouse 6000: Elegant
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published July 09, 2009
The Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 is similar to Mac's Mighty Mouse in its simple, elegant design.
Tags: Mac, wireless, Microsoft, Windows, Vista
USB Keys: Big Danger for Companies
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 09, 2009
Computer security experts says that USB keys pose a major challenge to enterprise data.
Tags: Microsoft, FTC, Vista, USB, Storage
Why Software Piracy Pays
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 02, 2009
When you shell out $200 for your discounted upgrade of Windows 7 Professional, you're actually helping pay for a copy for someone in China.
Tags: piracy, Linux, Microsoft, Vista, Windows
Windows 7 Beta is Going Bye Bye
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 01, 2009
Microsoft wasn't kidding when it said that the Windows 7 beta expiration date is nearing.
Tags: software, Microsoft, Windows, e-Mail, Vista
Microsoft: Windows Cheaper than Vista
By - Reuters | Article Published June 25, 2009
Microsoft will use aggressive pricing in an effort to boost popularity of its forthcoming OS.
Tags: Windows 7, Vista, Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Windows XP To Live Still Longer
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 19, 2009
Despite Microsoft's earlier statements, the software giant just can't seem to kill of XP.
Tags: Vista, Windows, Microsoft, Windows XP
Free Upgrades to Windows 7 Due Soon
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 17, 2009
This summer PC buyers will get a free upgrade to Windows 7, which launches in the fall.
Tags: Windows 7, Vista, Microsoft, Windows
Fixes for Wi-Fi Hotspot Annoyances
By Eric Geier | Article Published June 17, 2009
A guide to securing your connection, accessing remote files, sharing connections and more.
Tags: wireless security, Vista, wireless, Wi-Fi
Windows 7 Pricing Leaks from Retailer
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 08, 2009
Based on an unconfirmed memo, Windows 7 may be more economically priced than some observers expected.
Tags: Microsoft, e-Mail, consumer, Windows, Vista
Vista SP2 Ready for Download
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 27, 2009
Vista Service Pack 2's new installer enables it to work for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Tags: Microsoft, server, search, Windows, Vista
Microsoft to Pay $200 Million for Patent Infringement
By - Reuters | Article Published May 21, 2009
A Texas federal jury ordered Microsoft to pay Canadian software firm i4i Ltd $200 million in damages for infringing a patent. Microsoft will appeal.
Tags: Microsoft, media, software, Vista
Windows 7 Review: Why I Like Windows 7
By Andy Rathbone | Article Published May 18, 2009
The pros and cons of Windows 7, from the author of the popular Windows for Dummies guidebooks.
Tags: Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Microsoft, Windows
Gartner: Windows 7 Okay for Vista Disgruntled
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 18, 2009
Those firm that skipped Vista can feel comfortable deploying Windows 7, in the view of analyst outfit Gartner.
Tags: search, Microsoft, Vista, Google, Windows
IT Projects Delayed, Not Canceled
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 16, 2009
Companies will eventually buy IT, though they're still hesitant at the moment.
Tags: Intel, Vista, consumer, Microsoft, Windows
Windows 7 Due this Year
By - Reuters | Article Published May 12, 2009
Holiday shoppers will be able to snap up a copy of Microsoft's forthcoming OS.
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, Vista, software, Microsoft
What Wi-Fi Eavesdroppers See on Unsecured Networks
By Eric Geier | Article Published May 12, 2009
Understanding how Wi-Fi eavesdroppers work helps you protect your own wireless communications.
Tags: security, Vista, Windows, wireless, Wi-Fi
Does Digital Rights Management Go Too Far?
By David Miller | Article Published May 09, 2009
At the Digital Hollywood conference, industry bigwigs debate strategies for protecting intellectual property.
Tags: DRM, Windows, Vista, Microsoft, Google
Windows 7 RC Review: Good Speed, Bad Taskbar
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published May 04, 2009
Windows 7 looks to be major step past Vista, with a few quibbles. Plus: a fix for the taskbar problem.
Tags: software, Microsoft, Windows 7, Vista, Windows
Is Windows 7 Really Mojave? (Part II)
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 29, 2009
Is Windows 7 really "Mojave" Vista warmed over and sold with a shiny new package? The answer is: sort of.
Tags: Vista, malware, Windows 7, virtualization, Microsoft
Gateway UC7807 Notebook: Good Looking Compact
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published April 23, 2009
Gateway positions its first 13.3-inch notebook as a good-looking compact for travelers who can't afford to pay the luxury tax -- but it ain't skinny.
Tags: gateway, notebook reviews, Intel, HP, Vista
Windows 7 Tweaked for Netbooks
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 21, 2009
Two versions of Windows 7 will be slimmed down for netbooks, with the focus on a lean and fast OS. But are the OSes too bare bones?
Tags: Vista, Windows 7, software, netbooks, Microsoft
Windows 7 Public RC to Debut on May 5
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 20, 2009
A "Release Candidate" for the Windows 7 OS will be available on May 7, Microsoft says.
Tags: developer, Windows, Windows 7, Microsoft, Vista
Last Day for Windows XP 'Mainstream' Support
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 14, 2009
In an attempt to wean consumers away from its most popular OS, Microsoft is pulling the plug on 'mainstream' support, but will offer 'extended' support for years to come.
Tags: technical support, Vista, Microsoft, security, Windows
Many IT Firms to Wait for Windows 7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 09, 2009
An extensive survey of IT buyers indicates that more than half will just say no to Vista.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, software, Vista
Windows XP 'Downgrades' Allowed with Windows 7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 07, 2009
Microsoft will allows buyers of new PCs with Windows 7 to downgrade their system to XP.
Tags: Vista, HP, Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft
Add a Second Monitor: Nanovision Mimo
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published April 06, 2009
A new device offers to make it easer and cheaper to add a second monitor to your desktop, which can improve productivity. Works with Windows and Mac.
Tags: OS X, Windows, video, Vista, monitor
Shuttleworth says Linux Gains from Windows 7
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 04, 2009
Ubuntu head Mark Shuttleworth says Linux stands to benefit from the changes in the PC industry, despite the great effort going into Windows 7.
Tags: Ubuntu, Vista, Microsoft, Linux, Windows 7
IT Staff vs. Service Contracts: Cost Savings?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 30, 2009
It may be tempting to convert more of your work force to service contracts, but it could cost more in the long run.
Tags: Windows, software, Vista, Linux, IT Jobs/Salary
Get Ready for Microsoft's Big Comeback
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 25, 2009
Surprise! The combined effect of Windows 7, an improving reputation and $20 billion in cash will bring Microsoft out of its doldrums and into a position of industry leadership once again.
Tags: iPhone, Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft
Analyst Who Panned Vista Likes Windows 7
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 25, 2009
Noted Gartner analyst is so favorable about Windows 7 he says that enterprise IT does not need to wait for SP1.
Tags: software, Vista, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7
Windows 7 App Testing Kit Pending
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 11, 2009
Windows developers see a toolkit for testing applications compatibility coming sooner rather than later.
Tags: Vista, software, Windows 7, Microsoft
IE8 Inches Toward Release
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 08, 2009
Microsoft said to be near release of the forthcoming version of the world's most popular browser.
Tags: Vista, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Microsoft
Windows 7's Business Tools
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 06, 2009
Most of the buzz around the upcoming Windows 7 release is around consumer features, yet businesses will also find new productivity tools.
Tags: search, Vista, Windows 7, Microsoft, services
Is Vista vs. Windows 7 a True Choice?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 04, 2009
Users who have stuck with Windows XP waiting to upgrade face a choice sometime soon.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, support, XP, Vista
Windows 7 Might Sell PCs -- or Not
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published February 26, 2009
Gloomy PC makers hope consumers open their wallet for Microsoft's next OS.
Tags: Windows, consumer, Windows 7, Microsoft, Vista
Set Up Your Network for Many Remote Desktop Connections
By Eric Geier | Article Published February 20, 2009
Remote desktop connections enable access to a computers desktop, programs, and files from other computers, either in the next room or around the world. Everything appears on the remote computer just as it does when sitting in front of the host computer.
Tags: WiFi, Windows, Vista, services, networking
Windows 7 to Ship in April?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 20, 2009
Microsoft maintains an early 2010 release date for its next OS, yet a niche tech news site indicates otherwise.
Tags: Windows, Windows 7, Vista, consumer, Microsoft