As was expected by most, Microsoft announced the availability of the public beta of Windows 7 at CES 2009 in Las Vegas today. If you’re a TechNet, TechBeta or MSDN customer, you can download the Windows 7 beta today. The rest of us can get our copy of the Windows 7 beta for free [...]
Two news items caught my attention in the news recently: RadioShack selling a $99 Netbook PC (which ultimately costs over $1,400 when you factor in the 2-year AT&T data contract), and Microsoft recently publishing a patent for a pay-as-you-go home PC.
The price of home computers has dropped significantly. It’s now cheaper than ever to [...]
As was fairly widely reported, Windows XP will be getting an extra 4 months to live. The previous cutoff date for computer manufacturers to pre-load systems with Windows XP was Jan. 31st, 2009. That date has now been extended by Microsoft to May 30th, 2009. This means you’ll still be able to purchase a [...]
Considering the recent Internet Explorer security vulnerability, there are all too many reasons to make sure your installation of Windows is safe and secure (or otherwise switch to MacOS, Linux, or some other *nix).
If switching to an alternate OS isn’t feasible, here are 5 easy ways to make your Windows installations less virus and [...]
I tried Windows Vista for a while, and ultimately found nothing really wrong with it. The only problems I really had with it was that it hadn’t been on the market long enough for anyone to write any real tweaking tools for it yet, and the hardware I was running it on didn’t have [...]