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Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

By 6 November 2009

Retail sales of Windows 7 were well over 200% higher than Vista's in the two operating system's first days of being on sale in the States, the NPD Group has revealed. But although Windows 7 software unit sales were 234% higher than Vista's, it seems revenue... >>

Five best pre-production code-names in tech

Five best pre-production code-names in tech

By 5 June 2009

In 2 year's time it's unlikely that the majority of the population will remember that "Project Natal" was the original name for Microsoft's body controller system, as by then it will have launched as the Xbox "Binky", or some such final product name.... >>

Windows Vista SP2 released

Windows Vista SP2 released

By 27 May 2009

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and it's now available to download, as is Windows Server 2008 SP2. As well as fixing a whopping 700 bugs and security updates - some of which may have been delivered via updates - SP2 offers updated... >>

Microsoft says ditch Vista for Windows 7 RC

Microsoft says ditch Vista for Windows 7 RC

By 19 May 2009

Microsoft has urged businesses to ditch Vista deployment plans in favour of Windows 7, its next operating system. Bill Veghte, the Microsoft senior vice president in charge of Windows said at a keynote speech in the States: "If you're just starting your... >>

Vista SP2 hits Release Candidiate

Vista SP2 hits Release Candidiate

By 26 February 2009

Microsoft has announced that the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has hit what the company calls an "important milestone" in its development: Release Candidate. The Release Candidate of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server... >>

Microsoft Vista capable case loses class action status

Microsoft Vista capable case loses class action status

By 20 February 2009

The ongoing lawsuit that accuses Microsoft of deliberately misleading consumers over "Vista capable" claims has taken an interesting turn in the States. The US federal court has denied class action status to the lawsuit, as the plaintiffs could not be... >>

Nvidia ION platform gets Microsoft Vista certification

Nvidia ION platform gets Microsoft Vista certification

By 11 February 2009

Nvidia's ION platform has been certified for Windows Vista Home Premium. A combination of Intel's Atom processor and Nvidia's GeForce 9400M GPU on a single Pico-ITXe motherboard, Nvidia claims ION delivers "an outstanding computing experience on small,... >>

Five best technology quotes from 2008

Five best technology quotes from 2008

By 31 December 2008

2008 has seen some bon mots - and some not so bon mots - pour forth from the mouths of execs in the tech industry. Here is our top five of what we think are the most memorable quotes of the year, but five is a short list, so feel free to add any that... >>

Microsoft grants Windows XP another extension

Microsoft grants Windows XP another extension

By 22 December 2008

Despite a high profile, multi-billion dollar advertising campaign and protestations that Vista is doing well, Microsoft has given Windows XP yet another official reprieve. The software giant has extended the deadline for PC markers to buy licences for... >>

Microsoft says 90% Vista users satisfied

Microsoft says 90% Vista users satisfied

By 9 December 2008

Microsoft has boasted that a high percentage of Vista users are mostly satisfied with the company's latest operating system. UK Windows product manager Laurence Painell told Silicon.com: "We're now seeing that nine out of 10 customers that are using Vista... >>