WINDOWS 7

November 29th, 2012

Windows 8 Sales Figures are Currently Strong, but will the Trend Continue?

The exact sales figures of Windows 8 have been hard to pin down. Microsoft spent considerable time and money promoting the basic claim that Windows 8 sold 40 million copies in the first month or so, attempting to turn sales momentum into further sales. On the other hand, numerous commentators have pointed out that copies [...]

December 15th, 2011

Microsoft Gives AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ an Update

This patch has been pulled by Microsoft as some users have complained that it actually further lowers performance. See this story. Microsoft today released a hotfix for Windows 7 users using AMD’s ‘Bulldozer’ chips that aims to address performance issues with simultaneous multithreading. According to the hotfix page: This article introduces an update that optimizes [...]

August 9th, 2011

Gartner: Windows 7 to Become Most Common OS

Industry research firm Gartner says that by the end of 2011 Windows 7 will become the most common operating system, running on some 42 percent of all PCs. Microsoft has had trouble convincing PC users to switch to their latest OS. Statistics released in July by Net Applications showed that Windows XP was still the [...]

May 12th, 2011

Futuremark Releases PC Mark 7

PCMark® 7, a new Futuremark benchmark that offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, was released today and is now available to download and purchased from http://www.pcmark.com/. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition that offers unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition [...]

February 26th, 2010

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 – [...]

November 6th, 2009

Windows 7 Boxed Units Outsell Windows Vista by 234%

It appears consumers are indeed willing to give Microsoft a second chance at creating a wonder OS, and so far it seems well received. A private research firm has published statistics comparing the “first few days” of Windows 7 sales, vs. the launch of Windows Vista. Despite the fact that Vista was the more heavily [...]

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 [...]

October 22nd, 2009

Windows 7 DirectCompute Bring GPU Accelerated Applications With NVIDIA GPUs

Among the most exciting features in Microsoft Corp.’s recently announced Windows 7 operating system is the ability it provides software developers to create powerful new digital media applications by harnessing the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA’ GeForce’ graphics processing units (GPUs). Windows 7 gives developers this freedom through Microsoft’s new DirectCompute application programming interface [...]

October 22nd, 2009

NVIDIA GeForce GPUs Create Ultimate Gaming Platform with Windows 7

PC gaming experienced a major inflection point today with the release of Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows 7 operating system, which creates the ultimate gaming platform when combined with NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs). “New advances in parallel computing, physics, and, stereoscopic 3D have amplified the importance of the GPU,” said Mike Ybarra, general manager [...]

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 [...]