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Survey: 48% of IT pros to stick with XP after support expires
— 12:30 PM on November 1, 2010

Microsoft plans to discontinue support for Windows XP in 2014, some 13 years after the operating system first launched. One might assume that most...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 7 SP1 release candidate goes up
— 6:00 AM on October 27, 2010

The first service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is almost here. Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc updated the Windows Blog yesterday to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Microsoft seeks royalties from Android, Chrome OS devices
— 9:29 AM on October 26, 2010

If one is to believe the latest rumors from Taiwan, Microsoft is throwing its legal weight around to keep Android and the Chrome OS off...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 8 could be ready in two years
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2010

Microsoft wasn't kidding about its plans to speed up the Windows release cycle. Windows 7 hit stores about two years and eight months after Vista,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: 240M Windows 7 licenses sold since launch
— 12:34 PM on October 21, 2010

Tomorrow, Windows 7 will celebrate its first birthday. Microsoft kicked off the party a little early this morning, posting an announcement filled with hype...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Apple previews OS X Lion, preps Mac App Store
— 4:05 PM on October 20, 2010

Today's Back to the Mac keynote wasn't all about the MacBook Air. After a grueling 45-minute walkthrough of the new iLife, Jobs finally pulled the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Samsung X430 notebook promises bloat-free Windows install
— 10:39 AM on October 12, 2010

For some of us, wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows is a ritual that accompanies every new notebook purchase. Systems are so loaded...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows XP bug behind Free Public Wi-Fi that isn't
— 2:51 PM on October 11, 2010

Free Wi-Fi is getting harder and harder to find these days. Well, real free Wi-Fi, anyway. As many of you have no doubt...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Windows 7 Family Pack returns to the world of the living
— 3:54 PM on October 4, 2010

Less than a year after quietly giving the Windows 7 Family Pack some concrete shoes and tossing it in the river, Microsoft has dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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HP won't license WebOS to rival device makers
— 1:43 PM on September 28, 2010

Back in the heyday of PDAs, Palm licensed its operating system to other device makers, including Sony and Handspring. HP will not, however, do...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Budget netbook dual-boots Android, Windows XP
— 11:02 AM on August 6, 2010

An Acer D255 netbook that dual boots Android and Windows XP is now available in Taiwan. It's unclear which version of Android is shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 7 x64 was the most popular OS on Steam last month
— 3:40 PM on August 2, 2010

Recent numbers from Microsoft suggest almost half of all Windows 7 users run the 64-bit version. When it comes to gamers, though, the x64...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Macallan UI brings multi-touch goodness to Windows
— 10:55 AM on August 2, 2010

Windows 7's user interface works great with a mouse. However, it's hardly tailored for the multi-touch gestures set to dominate input for next wave...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Report: 10'' Eee Pad to ship with Android, not Windows
— 9:30 AM on July 20, 2010

Here's an interesting development, if true. The Netbook News folks say they got to hang out with the Eee Pad team at Asus' HQ, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Three quarters of business PCs still run Windows XP
— 9:35 AM on July 14, 2010

A few days ago, Microsoft boldly quoted Gartner data saying three fourths of business PCs may run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Public beta available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
— 3:19 PM on July 12, 2010

Microsoft has unleashed public betas of the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Both betas are now available...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Microsoft: Almost half of Win7 users run the 64-bit version
— 6:00 AM on July 9, 2010

Could new 64-bit PCs soon become the norm rather than the exception? If the latest data from Microsoft is any indication, we're well on our...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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