Most IT admins holdout on Windows 7 upgrade

Microsoft announced today that businesses can get Windows 7 a month and a half before the general release date of Oct. 22, but a new survey suggests that many of them may not

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Randall C. Kennedy

Windows 7 price tag as low as $100

Microsoft could drop the price of Windows 7 to around $100 when it announces retail prices later this month, according to calculations based on an earlier Vista cost-cutting move.Although Microsoft is not expected

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Time’s a-wastin’ for Windows 7 upgrade decision

A memo on Microsoft's TechNet Web site indicates the software maker is eyeing May for a Windows 7 release candidate rollout – leading to predictions the new operating system will likely be out

Published on: April 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Odious OS

I love old technology as much as the next techno-geezer, but come on, it wasn't all wonder and goodness. Let's reflect on the bad old days of operating systems as well. After all,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Some XP, Vista PCs “eligible” for free Windows 7 upgrades

Microsoft Corp. will provide free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades, not only to users who buy Vista PCs between June 2009 and January 2010, but also to people who buy systems that have

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Texas blackballs Windows Vista — outlaws use in government agencies

The Texas state Senate, on Wednesday, gave preliminary approval to a state budget that includes a provision forbidding government agencies from upgrading to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista without written consent of the legislature.

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Eric Lai

Five tips for choosing a Windows operating system

IT managers are facing a perfect storm of Windows upgrade options. While the Windows 7 beta has garnered some of the operating system's best reviews, many IT managers happy with Windows XP are

Published on: February 18th, 2009

Mediocre sales growth doesn’t bode well for Windows Vista

Recent sales numbers for Windows Vista paint a somewhat dreary picture for the OS as consumers and enterprises try to save dollars in an economic downturn.While Microsoft cited strong overall year-over-year growth in

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 4

Here's the final instalment of our comprehensive feature on new capabilities you can add to your Windows PC to make your experience on it both exciting and profitable. And while you're about it

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

How to boost your PC’s performance with Windows registry cleaning

Let's start with a little quiz. I say "Big, bloated, and full of errors." What do you say? Right, "Windows Registry." One more: "Messing with it is risky." If you guessed the Registry again, you pass. While

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Steve Bass

Skin Vista to Look Like XP

Your new PC came with Vista. Maybe your office deployed Vista. Or, perhaps, you got caught up in the early hype and bought Vista. Whatever the case, now you're stuck with it. Wish

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Rick Broida

Big businesses ignoring Vista, survey shows

Fewer than one in 11 of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises run Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research Inc. Of the 50,000 enterprise

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Eric Lai and Preston Gralla

Answers to Vista Users’ Nagging Questions

I confess: I use Vista. Every day. It's the only operating system on my main computer. Vista and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the look, the built-in search tool, and the

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Lincoln Spector

Extreme interface makeover – How to tweak Vista so it resembles XP

Your new PC came with Vista. Maybe your office deployed Vista. Or, perhaps, you got caught up in the early hype and bought Vista. Whatever the case, now you're stuck with it. Wish

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Rick Broida