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Windows 7 beta keys to be available until January 24
— 11:07 AM on January 12, 2009

If you missed the Windows 7 beta launch late last Friday, don't panic—you have almost two weeks left to get a license key. That's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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UPDATED: Windows 7 beta is publicly available at last
— 12:31 PM on January 9, 2009

Right on schedule, Microsoft has released the first Windows 7 beta to the public. You should be able to grab the pre-release operating system

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Public Windows 7 beta coming on Friday
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2009

Microsoft gave a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show late yesterday, and as the Associated Press reports, the company revealed that a public beta of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus mulls Eee phone, Android-powered Eee PC
— 12:36 PM on January 7, 2009

Giving credence to a recent report, Asus has revealed that it is considering the use of Google's Android cell phone platform for its Eee...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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First Windows 7 beta outruns Vista, XP
— 6:00 AM on January 5, 2009

Windows 7 is shaping up to be a great performer, judging by early benchmarks from the first beta release. ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has tested...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Could Google's Android hit netbooks next year?
— 3:59 PM on January 2, 2009

Google's Android mobile platform could make the transition from T-Mobile's G1 cell phone to full-featured netbooks, according to VentureBeat. The site says it got...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows XP gets yet another reprieve
— 11:39 AM on December 22, 2008

Microsoft's previous operating system might stick around just a little bit longer on pre-built PCs. According to ChannelWeb, Microsoft plans to let distributors take...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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First Windows 7 beta coming out in early January
— 1:57 PM on December 3, 2008

The first beta release of Windows 7 may be out in just over a month, according to the official website of the MSDN Developer Conference....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Apple removes anti-virus software recommendation
— 9:31 AM on December 3, 2008

Mac users may not have to bother with anti-virus software after all, according to Apple's latest recommendation. Yesterday, several news sites reported on an Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Apple: Mac users should run anti-virus software
— 12:37 PM on December 2, 2008

Don't be surprised if Apple quietly removes some of those "Get a Mac" ads from its website. Washingtonpost.com's Brian Krebs has noticed that the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Report: Windows market share dips below 90%
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2008

Less than 90% of the world's computers ran Windows last month, according to Net Applications market share data quoted by TG Daily—and that's possibly...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista Service Pack 2 to go gold in April?
— 10:14 AM on December 1, 2008

The second service pack for Windows Vista may still be a few months away, according to TechARP. The site has learned from a "confidential...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Black Friday edition
— 11:45 AM on November 28, 2008

In light of today's date, deal sites and e-tailers are teeming with specials, promotions, and bargains of all types. We've gathered a handful that caught...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Operating systems

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SCO loses to Novell in final court verdict
— 5:05 PM on November 24, 2008

It's over (for SCO, at least). Ars Technica reports that a federal district judge has handed down the final verdict in SCO's lengthy legal...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Microsoft confirms 2009 Windows 7 launch
— 9:00 AM on November 7, 2008

Finally. After weeks of rumors and hints from other companies, Microsoft has admitted it: Windows 7 will hit PCs in 2009. CNet News' Ina...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7's new taskbar goes under the spotlight
— 11:56 AM on November 3, 2008

When Microsoft revealed Windows 7 to the public last week at PDC2008, one new user interface feature stood out more than others: the new taskbar....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 security changes examined
— 5:01 PM on October 30, 2008

We've already had a look at Windows 7's user interface changes, but Microsoft's next operating system won't just be a pretty face—it'll also include...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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