HP snubs Windows 8 with Windows 7 promo

Hewlett Packard Co. is promoting a sale featuring Windows 7 as the main enticement for buying its Pavilion or Envy laptops and desktop PCs in the U.S. Offering buyers of the Windows 7-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

The end of Windows XP: What are your options?

I recently participated in a Twitter chat (#CDNwinXP) with regard to the Windows XP operating system reaching end of support in April 2014. As I write this post, I am returning from a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Bourne

Windows 8 has 0.2 per cent share of Softchoice customer PCs

More than half of small to mid-sized enterprise users are still operating with Windows XP and barely anyone has migrated to Windows 8, an annual report released by Softchoice Corp. reveals. The last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows XP PCs are 6 times more likely to be infected: Microsoft

Businesses still running Windows XP are six times more likely to become infected by malware than users running new operating systems (OS) like Windows 8, according to a new report from Microsoft Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2013 Candice So

Dell offering tool for SMBs to migrate away from Windows XP

As the day marking the end of Windows XP support looms ahead, Dell Inc. has launched a new program for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to migrate away from the outdated operating

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

HP offers help upgrading from Windows XP

The countdown for Microsoft Corp.'s support for Windows XP will reach zero on April 8, 2014. After that, there won't be any more patches or updates released for the operating system. That could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Windows 8, Windows 7, what’s the difference?’ SMBs asking

The fate of Windows 8 being eagerly adopted among small to mid-sized businesses or ignored like it was named Vista may lie in the hands of employees who ask for the operating system

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Internet Explorer 10 released for Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7 PCs, Microsoft announced today. Previously only available on Windows 8 and Windows RT, Internet Explorer (IE) 10 is far more focused on touch-screen interface

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Waiting for Windows 8′s SMB impact

When the Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) hype machine goes into full effect, it can be a sight to behold. And it certainly has been in full force around the software giant's new operating

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 28th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

3 tips for a successful Windows 8 roll out

Windows 8 hasn't even been released yet, but with the big day approaching this Friday it’s a good time to think about your business migration strategy. Many businesses have just recently moved to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Microsoft begins pre-sale for Windows 8

Windows 8 is now available for pre-order ahead of the Oct. 26 launch, Microsoft Corp. announced today. Windows 8 PCs from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Sony also went on sale today

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Store opens in Toronto Nov. 16

Microsoft Corp. is set to debut its first retail store in Canada with a location at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre opening its doors Nov. 16, the software giant announced yesterday.The store will feature

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 7th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer releases TravelMate P243 notebook in Canada

Acer Canada announced today that its latest business-class notebook is now available in Canada.The TravelMate P243 has been on sale in the U.S. since the middle of August and is now shipping in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Disable Windows Gadgets or risk attack, Microsoft advises

Rather than fix vulnerabilities with Gadgets and the Sidebar in Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft is advising users to disable the features altogether.Gadgets and Sidebar allow users to add visual information and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 11th, 2012 Jared Newman