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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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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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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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Ballmer: Windows 7 slates are coming
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2010

Get ready for a slew of slates with Windows 7 on 'em. That's the gist of what Steve Ballmer announced at the Worldwide Partner...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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Report: Windows 8 to have app store
— 5:00 PM on June 28, 2010

Apparently, seeking out new software using the Google will soon become a bygone fad, like cargo pants and clean beaches in the Gulf. Neowin reports...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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150 million Windows 7 licenses sold to date
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2010

Within weeks of Windows 7's launch, it became clear that the new OS was already quite a bit more popular than Vista. That popularity...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 SP1 public beta to hit before August
— 1:42 PM on June 8, 2010

Microsoft revealed a rough launch schedule for the first public beta of its initial Windows 7 service pack earlier today. According to Microsoft General Manager...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Corrinne Yu talks shop
— 4:51 PM on May 17, 2010

If you're a PC gamer who's never heard of Corrinne Yu, you're missing out on one of the more intriguing folks in 3D gaming. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Game consoles Windows

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Net Applications: Windows 7 breaks 10% usage share
— 4:27 PM on April 1, 2010

Five months after its retail release, Windows 7 is slowly but surely winning hearts and minds—or at least, grabbing additional market share. According to Net...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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XP Mode drops hardware virtualization requirement
— 11:07 AM on March 22, 2010

Thanks to a new update for Windows 7, just about anyone should now be able to run old software through Windows XP Mode—provided they have...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft readies first Windows 7 service pack
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2010

A mere five months after its retail release, Windows 7 already awaits its first service pack. As ComputerWorld reports, Microsoft has started revealing details...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 to get updated copy protection
— 1:36 PM on February 11, 2010

Pirates, look out. Microsoft has updated the official Windows Blog to say an upcoming Windows 7 update will let the operating system to detect...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win7 Release Candidate to expire soon
— 3:12 PM on February 1, 2010

When it came out last May, the Windows 7 release candidate presented a great opportunity for users to sample the new, largely completed operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google to drop Internet Explorer 6 support in March
— 12:27 PM on February 1, 2010

Have any web designers around you broken into spontaneous song and dance? The latest post on Google's Enterprise Blog may be responsible. In it, the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Microsoft earnings soar on Windows 7 success
— 11:12 AM on January 29, 2010

For evidence that Windows 7 is getting traction in the market, look no further than Microsoft's latest financial results. For the quarter ended December 31,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Newsweek expects Ballmer to get the axe
— 5:37 PM on January 11, 2010

Microsoft will oust Steve Ballmer as CEO—so says the ninth item in Newsweek's list of 10 tech predictions for this year. Newsweek doesn't have...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft, EU agree on browser ballot, EU drops charges
— 5:05 PM on December 16, 2009

Not all action by antitrust regulators ends badly for PC industry monopolies. Although Intel is now coming under fire from the FTC, Microsoft has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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