Posts Tagged ‘xp’
  • Windows 7 upgrade chart is one big grouping of pain.
    by Mike
    Posted August 7th, 2009 at 5:40 am
    If you are a company big or small and want to see how not to release a product (and support information), go no further than the Windows 7 upgrade chart. What should be a rather simple affair with a chart that is pretty well laid out and easy to read ends up looking like an eye raping ordeal. As one can see form the shot above, the upgrade path is rather hairy with just about any upgrade path you choose meaning you're going to have a lousy several hours the day you decide to do the upgrade/s...
  • As expected, Win7 upgrade not the greatest…
    by Mike
    Posted July 14th, 2009 at 11:26 am
    Those of you hoping for a rather seamless and smooth transition from Windows 7 RC to the full blown retail edition might come to find your fairytale world a little more gloomy than once thought. While Microsoft is being somewhat nice and giving us mortals the ability to "upgrade" from RC to the retail edition without first downgrading, after taking a deeper look one will notice it's not really an upgrade at all. For example, upon using a Windows 7 retail upgrade disc, all of your old data, f...
  • The Ballmer wants your company to upgrade to Vista now…Or Else!
    by Mike
    Posted February 9th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    It's no surprise that Vista hasn't caught on in the enterprise world as a remarkable 71+% of computers in the UK still run XP.  Worldwide, XP still has a 64% grasp on the OS market.  A commanding lead.  Everything from program incompatibilities to cost have kept companies from adopting the new operating system.  At a recent interview between Computerworld UK and Cnet, Steve Ballmer kept stressing the point that the corporate world needs to "make their employees happy" and adopt Windows V...
  • Internet Explorer 8 RC1 now official
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    Everyone's favorite Internet Explorer 8 left the "beta" stage as of noon today and is now official Internet Explorer 8 RC1.  According to the IE development team, the browser is feature complete.  The difference between beta 2 and RC1 really isn't that great at all.  One of the few areas that have been upgraded is the InPrivate Browsing feature which allows you browse "safely".  (As long as this option is checked, the browser will not store cookies, history, downloaded files, etc.).  St...
  • Survey says: XP still the speed king
    by Mike
    Posted January 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    Since Windows 7 beta's leak and then public release, there have been many posts on how "real world" tests are showing it to be faster than Vista (not hard) and XP.  Do those claims hold any truth?  Infoworld conducted benchmark tests between XP, Vista, and 7.  The results?  XP is still the speed king, 7 trails slightly, and Vista is sucking the dust of the other two.  Infoworld goes on to explain how as processors gain more and more cores and processing power, 7 will surpass XP.  The r...
  • Uh-Oh: Huge Windows virus spreading like wildfire.
    by Mike
    Posted January 21st, 2009 at 11:44 am
    If you are one of the majority of computer users who use Windows, put down your drink and read carefully.  A virus known as the "Conficker Virus" is a massive security threat to Windows XP, Vista, and even Windows 7!  Said virus is easily spread if it is on an infected USB memory stick/flash drive.  When you plug in the stick/drive, Windows runs an "auto-play" feature that searches for programs on that particular drive.  The virus then hijacks the process disguising itself as a folder th...
  • July the new date for Windows 7?
    by Mike
    Posted January 7th, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    Boygenius is reporting that Microsoft may be offering up Windows 7 upgrades as early as July!  Definitely earlier than the early 2010 that we have heard in the past.  The upgrade is being marketed as an "affordable upgrade option to all Vista users".  You'll remember Microsoft did the same thing for Xp to Vista switchers only to have that backfire when Vista turned out to be a joke.  However, I don't see people being hesitant this time about the upgrade as many are begging for something ...
  • Microsoft brings up the “Apple Tax”…again.
    by Mike
    Posted January 5th, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    It's all common knowledge that Microsoft isn't having the greatest sales results lately.  Between the Vista flop, various other OS issues, as well as just a rather dated looking product line across the board and your have the formula for disappointing sales.  You know Microsoft is digging through to the bottom of the barrel when they start re-iterating the notion of the "Apple Tax".  It's also no secret that Apple products come with a premium.  Not only are you paying for the product, y...
  • Windows 7 running circles around Vista…and XP!
    by Mike
    Posted January 3rd, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    Engadget is reporting that early un-official tests on the leaked Windows 7 beta build 7000 are fast.  How fast?  Not news: it is putting Vista to shame.  News: It is running faster than XP too!  Certainly nothing to shake a stick at as XP is a much more matured and tweaked OS.  The fact that they were able to strip Windows 7 down and fix it up enough to run faster than both previous OS's just shows how little they tried the first time, as well as how hard they have been working.  Aga...
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