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February 26th, 2010

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 19th, 2009

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Goes Public

The latest installment of Microsoft’s successful Office Suite, Office 2010, received its first public debut today with the first Beta release being available for download. The unveiling which was announced at Microsoft’s Professional Developers conference the other day, also includes Office Mobile 2010 , SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010 and Office Web Apps. [...]

November 3rd, 2009

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 [...]

September 29th, 2009

Microsoft Security Essentials Goes Public, Free Anti-Virus Software For All

Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Corp.’s new no-cost, core anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software, will be available Tuesday, Sept. 29. Microsoft Security Essentials, independently certified by West Coast Labs, is backed by the company’s global security response team and is built on the same award-winning core security technology [...]

September 4th, 2009

Celebrate the Launch of Microsoft Windows 7 with…… a House Party?

Wow, this is just to good to pass up! Microsoft has been known to pull the odd PR stunt (think Jerry Seinfeild and more recently, the racial ad debacle ) however, their latest campaign to celebrate the launch of Windows 7 by encouraging people to have a house party for its release, really takes the [...]

July 29th, 2009

Microsoft to Add Browser Ballot Box to European Vista and XP

As reported earlier this week, Microsoft has submitted a proposal to the EU regarding a ballot system to be included with Windows 7 that will allow European customers to choose their browser upon installation.  The EU was insistent that including IE with Windows by the Redmond Corporation had been violating user’s rights in all of [...]

July 27th, 2009

Microsoft Looks To Offer Multiple Browsers in European Versions of Windows 7

As reported back in June 2009, the EU is pursing an investigation of alleged Microsoft anti-trust violations surrounding the use of Internet Explorer in their Windows operating systems. As a result Microsoft chose to completely eliminate IE from their upcoming release of Windows 7 in Europe.  Upon release, this is guaranteed to leave untold numbers of consumers [...]

July 23rd, 2009

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 16th, 2009

Microsoft Reports Hurting Apple’s Feelings With Laptop Hunter Ads

After years of  being belittled by the amusing (though quickly tiresome) Apple Mac Ads, Microsoft announced last year they would launch a $300 million dollar campaign to air commercials of their own. If you are unfamiliar with the ad wars between Microsoft and Apple, we suggest hopping out from your rock and popping over to [...]

July 14th, 2009

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 [...]