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Windows 7

Mac Pro Drops Windows 7 Support

New Mac Pro Boot Camp users now stuck with Windows 8

March 17th, 2014

It looks like Apple might have taken Microsoft’s recent video to heart after all. MacRumors reports that Apple’s support page for Boot Camp has been updated to reflect the fact that the latest Mac Pro will no longer support Windows 7 or any older versions of the operating system. Although all the previous models appear …

Microsoft Windows 8 Sales

Microsoft admits that Windows 8 sales are lagging behind Windows 7

February 13th, 2014

Although Windows 8 license sales appeared to be keeping pace with Windows 7 within the same time frame for the first several months, updates from Microsoft became less frequent as time passed. As Windows 8 approaches a year and a half on the market, The Verge reports that Microsoft has taken the stage at a Goldman Sachs …

Windows 7 Adoption Analysis

2014: The year of Windows 7?

January 23rd, 2014

If you’re still scratching your head over why HP is pushing Windows 7 over Windows 8, this might give you a clue. Shawn Allaway, the CEO of Windows migration assistance firm ConverterTechnology, tells Network World that the impending death of Windows XP has led many of his customers to ask about upgrading their systems… but not …

Microsoft Windows 7 Retail Sales

Microsoft may keep selling box copies of Windows 7 after all

December 9th, 2013

Calm down, Windows 8 haters: You may not have to rush out to scoop up Windows 7 after all. Microsoft caused a stir last week when it announced that it had already stopped selling box copies of Windows 7 and that it had instructed its manufacturing partners to stop using Windows 7 on new PCs …

When Do Windows 7 PC Sales End

Metro haters beware: 2014 will be the end of new Windows 7 PCs

December 6th, 2013

If you’re looking to buy a new PC and you hate the idea of looking at Live Tiles, then you’d better get a new PC within the next year or so. As ZDNet points out, Microsoft has told its manufacturing partners that they can keep selling new Windows 7-based PCs through October 30th, 2014, which …

Toshiba Windows 7 Sales

Windows 7 still makes up 99% of Toshiba’s enterprise sales

October 9th, 2013

There’s no question that the adoption rate for Windows 8 is much slower than Microsoft had expected. Some manufacturers are even sticking with Windows 7 as their primary operating system for new machines. In an interview with ZDNet, Toshiba’s business-to-business product marketing manager Cindy Zwerling said that “Windows 7 is clearly the enterprise operating system at …

Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 7 adoption still growing at a faster rate than Windows 8

October 1st, 2013

Although Windows 8 has been steadily increasing its share of the market over the past few months, a recent surge by Windows 7 has put the old OS back on top, at least temporarily. The most recent data from Net Applications shows that Windows 8 is up 0.61% from last month, which means Microsoft’s new …

Microsoft Browser Choice Fine

Microsoft fined $731 million in Europe for violating browser choice commitments

March 6th, 2013

The European Commission on Wednesday fined Microsoft (MSFT) €561 million, equal to roughly $731 million, for failing to properly inform users of alternative Web browser options. The company was required to offer users a browser choice screen in Windows 7 that would allow them to easily choose their preferred Web browser, however it failed to …