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  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know April 8, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 per cent of Windows PCs in the...
  • Microsoft Windows 8 continues to lag behind Windows 7 February 14, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a Goldman...
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 February 27, 2013

    Seatlle: Microsoft announced the general availability of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7, providing availability of IE10 to millions of customers worldwide. It hopes the latest version of its market-leading browser will win back customers who have migrated to Google Inc's Chrome and help it establish a toe-hold in the...
  • Samsung to ship 16 million Windows 8 and 7 computers this year: Executive November 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will ship 16 million tablets and laptop computers operating on Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems this year, said Jin Park, vice president of the IT solutions business at Samsung. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, launched its new-look, touch-friendly Windows 8...
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 November 14, 2012

    San Francisco:: The latest version of Microsoft's Web browser is now available to the vast audience connecting to the Internet on personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system. The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made its debut last month when Microsoft released Windows 8, which makes dramatic changes to...
  • Windows 8 sales rate higher than Windows 7, says Microsoft CEO October 30, 2012

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Monday sales of the company's new Windows 8 operating system, released to the public on Friday, were running at a higher rate than its last release, Windows 7. "We're above where we were with Windows 7," Ballmer told the audience at...
  • Timeline: MS-DOS to Windows 8 - history of Microsoft OS October 26, 2012

    Windows 8, Microsoft's biggest ever overhaul of the most popular desktop operating system, goes on sale on Friday. The release of Windows 8 marks over three decades of Microsoft's presence in the operating system market that began in 1981. This interactive timeline traces Microsoft's operating system journey over the last...
  • Windows 8: The history of Microsoft operating systems October 26, 2012

    New York: With Friday's release of the touch-centric Windows 8 software, Microsoft continues more than three decades of making operating systems for personal computers. Microsoft got its start on PCs in 1981 through a partnership with IBM. Microsoft made the software that ran IBM's hardware, and later machines made by other...
  • Most firms won't be early adopters of Windows 8 October 23, 2012

    Seattle: There was once a time when the launch of a new Windows operating system was a huge deal for the technology departments in many businesses. Not anymore. Microsoft Corp's release of Windows 8 on Friday is likely to be a non-event for most companies - and some experts say...
  • Upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 for Rs 699 October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The window to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft's computer operating system is still open. The new operating system won't be delivered until October 26, however. People who own a personal computer running earlier versions of Windows can buy the revamped system for Rs 699 onwards ($14.99 to...
  • Microsoft sets Windows 8 price, opens for pre-order October 13, 2012

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp opened its Windows 8 operating system for pre-orders on Friday, setting the price for an upgrade to the full version of the software at $70 for a DVD pack. Users can also wait for launch on October 26 to download the system onto their computers for $40, an...
  • HP launches a new Slate 2 Windows 7 tablet November 4, 2011

    San Francisco: Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) on Thursday introduced its Slate 2 Tablet PC, a business-targeted tablet computer running Windows 7 operating system. Looking like the previous version, Slate 2, featuring an 8.9-inch screen, is upgraded with Intel Atom Z670 processor to deliver faster boot times and improved battery life up...
  • Lawsuit says Microsoft tracks customers without consent September 1, 2011

    San Francisco: Microsoft allegedly tracks the location of its mobile customers even after users request that tracking software be turned off, according to a new lawsuit. The proposed class action, filed in a Seattle federal court on Wednesday, says Microsoft intentionally designed camera software on the Windows Phone 7 operating system...
  • Review: Viewsonic ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet July 28, 2011

    Atlanta: Viewsonic's new tablet has a unique solution for consumers who are still clinging to Microsoft's Windows, even as Google's Android operating system gains traction: It offers both. The ViewPad 10 is a dual-boot unit. It can launch either Windows 7 or Android as you start the computer. Out of the box,...
  • Microsoft sells software for 2 mn phones January 27, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 2 million units of its new Windows Phone 7 software to handset makers last quarter, as it looks to counter Apple Inc's iPhone and the rise of Google Inc's Android system. The world's largest software maker, which launched its new...
  • AVG anti-virus update freezes PCs December 13, 2010

    London: Computers running the 64-bit version of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system could be rendered unusable if users install the latest anti-virus software update from AVG. The company has now withdrawn the product. The problem affects the most recent free update for AVG 2011, which was made available to users Dec...
  • PC consumer satisfaction rises, Mac users happiest September 21, 2010

    San Francisco: Consumers are as happy as they've ever been with their computers, and those with Apple computers are the most pleased, a new survey says. The American Customer Satisfaction Index's score for personal computers, which is part of a larger survey that also includes consumer sentiments on home electronics, totaled...
  • Microsoft revives tablet dreams, plans 'iPad killers' July 13, 2010

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer touted new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system from about 20 manufacturers at a conference on Monday, underlining the giant software company's eagerness to counter the explosion of interest in Apple Inc's iPad. New Windows-powered tablet or slate devices - small, hand-held,...
  • How to master your Windows 7 desktop June 7, 2010

    Washington: Who's in control of your Windows 7 desktop - you or the operating system? With applications and icons scattered all over the place, constant pop-up notifications, and programmes hidden deep within the Start menu, you might feel like Microsoft has done its best to hinder your productivity rather than enhance...
  • Microsoft to grow in tablet PCs, sees corporate demand June 1, 2010

    Taipei: Microsoft expects to grow its share of the tablet PC market as it did in netbooks as users look for software that fits the existing ecosystem, a senior executive said on Tuesday, even as rivals such as Apple begin making inroads into the sector. Most netbook PCs initially ran on...
  • Asustek joins tablet race, launches app store May 31, 2010

    Taipei: Netbook PC pioneer Asustek Computer Inc has become the latest technology company to jump on the tablet PC bandwagon on Monday, joining cross-town rival Acer Inc in jostling with Apple Inc in the nascent sector. The tablet PC, to be called the Eee Pad, will run on Intel Corp or...
  • Meet 9-year-old systems engineer May 14, 2010

    A kid with a bright future - meet Marco Calasan from Macedonia - a 9-year-old systems engineer. ...
  • Windows 7 users hit by 'black screen' glitch December 2, 2009

    London: Microsoft's Windows 7, the hottest operating system packed with several new features and which is selling like hotcakes, is now making millions of users worldwide frustrated with an unique problem called 'black screen of death'. The error appears to occur after logging on to the affected systems, rendering the computer...
  • Watch: Microsoft Windows 7 review October 24, 2009

    Microsoft's much awaited operating system - Windows 7 is now available on the shelves. ...
  • Windows 7: The Definitive Review October 24, 2009

    After Vista's less-than-stellar reception, it's a surprise to see that Microsoft's latest operating system introduction has been met with critical praise around the world. Most early testers have not found anything major to complain about in the beta versions and even the final release of Windows 7, which has been...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 7 October 24, 2009

    New York: Microsoft Corp launched Windows 7 on Thursday in its most important release for more than a decade, aiming to win back customers after the disappointing Vista and strengthen its grip on the PC market. The world's largest software company, which powers more than 90 per cent of personal computers,...
  • No more fights over the remote, Windows 7 is here October 26, 2009

    Chandigarh: A few lucky winners get to be the first ones to test Microsoft Windows 7 in India. One of them, a Chandigarh based couple who usually fight over the TV remote, now check out how the new operating system helps them. ...
  • Watch: The revolutionary Microsoft Windows 7 October 15, 2009

    A few lucky winners get to be the first to test Microsoft Windows 7. ...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN gets feedback on Windows 7 September 26, 2009

    CNN-IBN gets feedback on Windows 7 from a couple. They have been using Windows Vista for a long time but now they are planning to shift to Windows 7 because they were too irritated with pop ups and Windows 7 give them an option to block pop ups....