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Windows 7 optimism could bring down hardware prices
— 6:00 AM on October 19, 2009

Could PC makers have stocked up on too much hardware because of the optimism surrounding Windows 7, in turn paving the way for a decline...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Memory Windows

Toshiba preps touch-screen Win7 notebooks
— 3:48 PM on October 14, 2009

With Windows 7 just over a week away from release, Toshiba is sparing no opportunity to tease its future notebooks based on the operating system....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

Sponsored Family Guy special to pimp Windows 7
— 10:57 AM on October 14, 2009

Microsoft won't just rely on Windows 7's "it's not Vista" street cred and positive hype to sell its new operating system. According to Advertising Age,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Operating systems Windows

AMD, CyberLink team up on DirectCompute acceleration
— 4:22 PM on October 9, 2009

As much press as OpenCL has gotten, it's not the only player in town for vendor-agnostic GPU-computing applications. With Windows 7 now less than two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

Office 2010 Starter to supplant Microsoft Works
— 2:44 PM on October 9, 2009

Say goodbye to Microsoft Works and hello to ad-supported software and license-only retail cards. That's the gist of a recent post on the Office 2010...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

European Commission okays Microsoft browser proposal
— 6:00 AM on October 9, 2009

The European Commission's investigation into Windows browser bundling won't end with a massive fine, it looks like. According to the Associated Press, the Commission

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Walt Mossberg: Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X is a toss-up
— 10:57 AM on October 8, 2009

At many Apple keynotes, Steve Jobs triumphantly pulls up quotes from Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walt Mossberg, who often extols the virtues of Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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