Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows 7 Beta Limits Lifted, Impressions w/Lenovo S10

On Friday, I mentioned that the Windows 7 beta was open to the public. The response turned out to be a lot bigger than Microsoft had anticipated. Microsoft’s servers, both those serving up the .ISO DVD images, and those distributing … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – DirectX Through CPU

In a move that should benefit netbooks and other ultraportables, Microsoft has a new system in Windows 7 that allows for Direct3D / DirectX 10 and 10.1 to be run directly through the CPU rather than a dedicated 3d hardware … Continue reading

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Netbooks a “Headache” for Microsoft

Netbooks have apparently caused Microsoft some concern, for a couple of reasons. Number one of course, they are introducing a lot of people to Linux, since up to 30% of netbooks currently shipping are shipping with some form of Linux. … Continue reading

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Windows 7: Faster Booting, Better Battery Life, Dual-Core Atom Asus S101?

Engadget has posted some videos of a pre-Beta version of Microsoft Windows 7. The videos come from WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference). With Windows 7, Microsoft is promising faster startup and shutdown times, as well as less overall power consumption … Continue reading

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Microsoft Extends XP Deadline to July 2009

At first, Microsoft backed off on the restrictions it had placed on Windows XP Home for netbooks. By now, Microsoft had wanted companies to stop installing Windows XP on their PCs, with the exception of netbooks. They had already began … Continue reading

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