OPERATING SYSTEMS NEWS

June 1st, 2011, 5:00 PM

Updated: Microsoft Gives D9 Crowd a Preview of Windows 8, Reveals More Details at Computex

Updated 9:30 PM PDT Steven Sinofsky, who presides over Microsoft’s Windows division, gave the crowd at the D9 conference a sneak peak of Windows 8 during his keynote address. Sinofsky told the crowd that “We tried with Windows 8 to reimagine how you work with a PC”. The entire Operating System has been visually redesigned [...]

February 23rd, 2011, 10:53 AM

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

After nearly two and a half years of being on the market, Microsoft has officially rolled out the the first Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack. Unlike Service Packs of previous Windows operating systems (Vista we are looking at you) the Windows 7 update is largely a compilation of hot-fixes (750) and security [...]

June 29th, 2010, 10:54 AM

Leaked Slides Show Microsoft Windows 8 Under Development

As the one year anniversary of Windows 7 quickly approaches,¬† Microsoft has already begun the blueprints for its next operating system, Windows 8. While we are still likely 2-3 years away from the next major OS, slides about the direction that Microsoft wants to take with its next product’s feel and functionality have been leaked, [...]

June 21st, 2010, 11:37 AM

Dell Confirms Interest in Use of Chrome OS

Almost a year ago, Google announced it would be porting its popular Chrome web browser over to a very lightweight operating system intended for basic devices, and now Dell has expressed into in being one of the first to support the OS on a consumer available product. Amit Midha, president of Dell for greater China [...]

June 8th, 2010, 10:37 AM

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Slated for July

Less than a year old and Microsoft is prepping the first service pack for Windows 7, however unlike its predecessor Vista, users are not desperate for this release. The company announced Monday at TechEd, a Microsoft IT conference, that it would be launching the public beta of Windows 7 and Server 2008 SP1 before the [...]

February 26th, 2010, 11:36 AM

Windows 7 Release Candidate Expiring March 1st 2010

While Windows 7 has been publicly available since October 2009, many users began demoing the operating system when it was still a release candidate in early 2009. Unfortunately the time has come for the RC to call it quits, and beginning Monday, March 1st 2010 those still using the RC – including this writer – [...]

February 26th, 2010, 10:44 AM

Time to Bid Farewell to Windows XP SP2

Long since being lauded both the best and the worst operating system available, XP has none-the-less stood the test of time throughout these years. Alas all good things must come to an end, although reputed to be the saviour of operating systems throughout the tough Vista years XP’s service life will be coming to a [...]

November 3rd, 2009, 12:41 PM

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Rumoured for Q3 2010

Windows 7 was ushered in only two weeks ago, amidst much fanfare and great anticipation that Microsoft would finally be able to right all its Vista wrongs. While consumers are still deciding if it is in fact the messiah OS, reports from Wzor – a website which eerily seemed to be able to provide nearly [...]

July 23rd, 2009, 11:30 AM

Microsoft Windows 7 Officially Hits RTM

Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 worldwide general launches. Windows [...]

July 14th, 2009, 11:53 AM

Windows 7 RTM Edition Pushed Back

For those on the Windows 7 RC Program, anxiously waiting the release of the RTM version, your going to have to wait a little longer according to the official Windows 7 blog. Many were thrilled to hear last week that the RTM was set to debut this week, however Brandon LeBlanc of the Windows 7 team [...]