Video Rewind: Windows Vista and its Aero interface

With Microsoft Corp. talking about Windows 8 development and analysts expecting its release sometime next year, many Windows users will no doubt be once again caught in an upgrade quandry.Should you skip Windows

Published on: September 20th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Windows 7 tips to stay secure and save time

For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network.Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.All my neighbors have their own networks--all of thempassword-protected, of course. So why would I deal

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Rick Broida

Move to Windows 7 by 2012, experts advise businesses

As Microsoft Corp. prepares to finally pull the plug of Windows XP sales, industry insiders say Canadian and American businesses may be facing a shortage of Windows 7 migration experts.It's not a Y2K-style

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Public beta release of IE9 set for Sept. 15

Microsoft, late last week, announced that it will release a public beta of Internet Explorer 9 on Sept. 15, a little less than five weeks from now.Only a minority of Windows users will

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Five real world lessons learned from Windows 7 migration

Windows 7 momentum is slowly but surely spilling over into the corporate world as long-frozen tech budgets begin to thaw and new PCs are purchased. Research firm Forrester predicts that enterprise-wide adoption of

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Windows XP more dangerous OS than Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft has released a new Security Incident Report--the eighth volume of Microsoft's quarterly overview of computer and network security trends. The report illustrates once again that security can be greatly improved by upgrading

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Microsoft moments — good, bad and ugly

The year is 1975. Gerald Ford is in the White House, South Vietnam falls, Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila" world championship boxing match, the late-night comedy show NBC's

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Goodbye and good riddance – 5 reasons we won’t miss Vista

Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Five reasons you shouldn’t miss out on Windows 7 free trial

Microsoft announced the availability of a 90-day free trial of the final RTM (release to manufacturing) version of Windows 7 Enterprise edition. Whether you are anxiously awaiting the new operating system, or skeptical

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Windows XP users finally migrating to Vista, Windows 7

Maybe people are actually starting to tire of Microsoft's eight-year-old Windows XP.According to Web measurement company Net Applications, which tracks the operating systems used by a pool of about 160 million unique Web

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Disabled Hotmail feature stokes user frustration

Windows Live Hotmail users have been venting their frustration at Microsoft for the past month since the software maker suddenly removed a popular feature because it created a security hole.The "Attach Photo" feature

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Eric Lai

Windows 7 RC downloads will end today

Microsoft will turn off the download spigot for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on Thursday around 11 a.m. ET, the company confirmed on Tuesday.The company has been sending out e-mails to users who

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Martin Heller

Windows 7 RTM — a detailed look and final verdict

Now that Microsoft's Windows 7 has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) stage, it's time to take a close look at all the features of the upcoming operating system.You might think that, because

Published on: August 18th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Confusion grows over Windows 7 upgrade requirements

Outrage spread like wildfire across the Internet last week with criticism of Microsoft's alleged new upgrade process for Windows 7. People were concerned if they wanted to upgrade to Windows 7 they would

Published on: July 20th, 2009 David Murphy