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Windows Vista dead, discontinued

Rest in hell, Windows Vista

April 11th, 2017

Ten years after the half-baked software dumpster fire known as Windows Vista was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, the nightmare is finally over. Microsoft is discontinuing support today, meaning that no new updates or security fixes will be issued for Vista, and users will have to change operating systems, or be left with a buggy, …

Microsoft CEO Ballmer Interview Vista

Vista stands out as Ballmer’s biggest regret

August 23rd, 2013

Steve Ballmer’s tenure at Microsoft has seen plenty of ups and downs, but one down that really sticks with the outgoing CEO was the failure of Windows Vista. ZDNet scored an interview with Ballmer after he announced his retirement on Friday where the longtime Microsoft chief reflected on his biggest accomplishments and his biggest missteps …

AirPlay comes to Windows thanks to AirMediaPlayer

December 22nd, 2010

We knew it wouldn’t be long before a simple solution brought Apple’s AirPlay streaming media functionality to Windows, and today the deed is done. Independent developer Apostolos Georgiadis has assembled a neat little Windows application called AirMediaPlayer that allows Apple’s iOS devices to stream music and video via AirPlay to a Windows PC. The player …

BGR Breaks It Down: How to use AirPrint with any printer

November 29th, 2010

Apple’s latest iOS update finally adds AirPrint to iOS devices, bringing wireless printing capabilities to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in order to use AirPrint, you need a compatible printer. Since very few printers are compatible at this point in time, odds are pretty good …

Windows 8 in the pipeline, coming your way in 2012-ish

October 26th, 2010

Windows XP set the bar quite high when it was released back in August 2001. Barring a few security issues, XP was considered a success and is still the OS of choice for some PC users today. Microsoft followed this up with arguably their most criticised offering, Vista. Steve Ballmer, CEO of the Redmond outfit went …

Microsoft COO: It looks like the iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista

July 14th, 2010

Sometimes, company executives provide the best one-liners. Microsoft’s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, was speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. when he let this little cherub go: “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their [Apple’s] Vista, and I’m okay with that.” But the COO wasn’t done there, he also went on to …

Windows 7 sales and revenue look good in first week

November 8th, 2009

Well, the numbers for week 1 are in, and they look good for Microsoft and Windows 7. Microsoft’s latest OS venture has outpaced Vista in first week sales by, get ready for it, 234%. Not bad in a down economy for sure. The new OS has also outpaced Vista in terms of revenue: Seven has …

New Google Chrome beta is over 30% faster; worth checking out yet?

August 6th, 2009

Google recently issued a new beta of its infant web browser and while it touts some huge improvements over older builds, we still find ourselves hesitant to give it any real face time on our machines. Let’s start by covering the improvements: First and foremost, Google claims the new version 3.0.195.4 runs over 30 percent …

Microsoft readies free anti-virus solution

June 11th, 2009

It’s no mystery that when it comes to computers and the Internet, you need protection. Maybe not the kind of protection ‘ole Harry here is packing, but the stronger the better in this day and age. Most agree that there are several good free anti-virus solutions available on the market and while they may offer …

Microsoft announces October 22nd launch for Windows 7

June 2nd, 2009

Mark your calendars, Windows fans. Ballmer’s crew has just made the launch date for Windows 7 official: October 22nd, 2009. Since Microsoft first released Windows 7 to the public in beta form (and even well before then), feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, many were caught by surprise. Windows 7 is a breath of …