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March 6th, 2013

Microsoft Fined $732 Million in EU

The European Union has levied a $732 million fine against Microsoft for allegedly violating an agreement that would separate browser from operating system. In 2009, Microsoft and EU antitrust regulators reached a deal that mandated Microsoft would provide a “choice” screen in Windows allowing users to pick their browser until 2014. However, an update to [...]

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 [...]

November 13th, 2012

Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

The man who presided over Microsoft’s Windows division during the launch of Windows 8 left the company unexpectedly this morning, “effective immediately”. Considering the recent launch of Windows 8, and the critical praise the Surface has received, Steven Sinofsky’s departure may come as a surprise to many. However, to Microsoft watchers, this departure was expected as [...]

July 13th, 2012

Microsoft: It’s a “PC-Plus” Era, Not a “Post-PC” Era

For Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, reports of the death of the PC era have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this week at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, the Microsoft COO took some time during his keynote to bash Apple’s claims that we are now computing in a “post-PC” era. “They’ve talked about it [...]

January 20th, 2012

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue but Windows Continues to Decline

Despite quickly declining Windows sales, Microsoft’s latest earnings report show the company has posted record revenue. The company posted $20.89 billion in revenue (a 5 percent overall increase) during the second quarter of their fiscal year. Of that revenue $4.74 billion came from the Windows division, $4.24 billion came from the Entertainment & Devices division (a [...]

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 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 [...]

June 4th, 2009

Acer Reveals Plans to Launch Aspire One with Android

A recent annoucement by third party computer manufacturer Acer, reveals plans to launch a new breed of their popular Aspire one netbook, featuring Google’s Android operating system. A rendition of Linux was the initial choice of the first netbooks by Asus, since then however, Microsoft Windows has grown to control 96% of the netbook OS [...]

May 26th, 2009

Microsoft Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Released

With all the talk surrounding Microsoft’s upcoming savior OS, Windows 7, much of the chatter regarding the development of Windows Vista has fallen to the wayside, forgotten that over %23 of the computer population is still running Windows Vista, and with support for XP dying out in 2010 it is poised to become runner up for [...]