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Vista SP2 hits Release Candidiate

Vista SP2 hits Release Candidiate

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Stephen Fry blasts Vista and Vaios

Stephen Fry blasts Vista and Vaios

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Stephen Fry has let rip another tech-related tirade on Twitter, this time with PCs on the receiving end of the Mac-loving entertainer's bile. Following his recent attack of the BlackBerry Storm, it seems Fry has struggled to get to grips with Vista, and... >>

Free security software from Microsoft

Free security software from Microsoft

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Microsoft is to stop selling its all-in-one security and management package OneCare, but is launching a new software suite to keep machines protected. The free security and anti-virus software is designed to protect PCs running XP, Vista, and Windows... >>

Microsoft puts PC kiosks outside Apple store

Microsoft puts PC kiosks outside Apple store

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Microsoft is said to be using "guerilla tactics" in its marketing attempts to boost Vista after Apple's recent bashing of the brand. Microsoft is apparently placing its PC "kiosks", complete with staffers, outside Apple stores, as this image from AppleInsider... >>

VIDEO: Spoof Microsoft ad attacks Leopard

VIDEO: Spoof Microsoft ad attacks Leopard

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Arguably better than Microsoft's current, celeb-endorsed, multi-million dollar efforts, this ad points a finger at Leopard's "spinning beach ball of death." >>