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Deal of the week: Windows 7 OEM arrives
— 3:59 PM on October 2, 2009

Until recently, Microsoft offered two options for folks wishing to pre-order Windows 7: either pay full price for a complete license or buy the cheaper...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Netbooks won't suffer Windows 7 edition restrictions
— 11:48 AM on September 28, 2009

When netbooks started becoming popular last year, we heard about restrictions Microsoft enforced on hardware makers seeking to pre-install Windows XP instead of Vista....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Next Ubuntu can boot in seconds on an SSD
— 5:07 PM on September 21, 2009

Canonical has been working hard on boot times. The Ubuntu 9.04 release that came out in April already brought improvements in that area, but...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Microsoft offers Windows 7 to students for $29.99
— 2:58 PM on September 17, 2009

Students in engineering and computer-related fields can already get Microsoft software for free through the MSDNAA program. For the next few months, those following other...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft talks Windows pricing for PC vendors
— 6:00 AM on September 17, 2009

In April, anonymous tipsters told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft made less than $15 a pop from Windows XP-powered netbooks. The same sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 in-place upgrades can take hours
— 9:39 AM on September 14, 2009

Microsoft may have made Windows 7's installation process faster than Vista's, but an in-place upgrade can still take a little while. Chris Hernandez of the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Diggin' out
— 12:39 PM on September 5, 2009

So, yeah. I've been living with Mac OS X 10.6—aka Snow Leopard—for a week now. The short review is this: If you're not reviewing (or...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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It runs Linux, too: Ubuntu installed on Amazon Kindle
— 5:02 PM on September 3, 2009

If something has a processor and some sort of storage or networking component, odds are it can run Linux. According to a story on Boing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Microsoft offers 90-day Windows 7 Enterprise trials
— 6:00 AM on September 3, 2009

Missed the Windows 7 release candidate? Don't feel like getting what may or may not be the final-release ISO from a shady BitTorrent tracker?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft, Intel show Windows 7 battery life improvements
— 6:00 AM on September 2, 2009

The Windows 7 review we published last week focused on the desktop side of things, but notebook users have reasons to get excited, too....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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So that's why it only costs $29
— 6:01 PM on August 31, 2009

Last Saturday, I decided to head down to my local Apple reseller and grab a copy of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The new...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Mac

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OS X Snow Leopard may have anti-virus built in
— 6:00 AM on August 27, 2009

Apple loves to poke fun at the "thousands of viruses" Windows users have to watch out for, even in its latest ads. However, the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 can run un-activated for four months
— 2:53 PM on August 20, 2009

Forget running the Windows 7 RC until October 22. If you can get your hands on the release-to-manufacturing version, you should be able to use...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Public Windows 7 RC downloads end tomorrow
— 4:04 PM on August 19, 2009

If you've been shunning the Windows 7 release candidate since its public launch in May, now's your chance to reconsider. According to ComputerWorld, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Are the British getting Windows 7 at a discount?
— 10:53 AM on August 19, 2009

Today, a number of sources are reporting that Microsoft will sell Windows 7 at a dramatic discount in the United Kingdom. Those sources point...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Chrome OS shots are plausible, still unconfirmed
— 2:09 PM on August 17, 2009

No doubt about it, pranksters love the hype surrounding Chrome OS and the fact that Google is keeping the interface under wraps. That leaves room...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 7 upgrade matrix shows installation paths
— 11:44 AM on August 10, 2009

For many folks, upgrading to Windows 7 will simply involve buying a new computer. Others may choose to grab an Upgrade license and make the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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