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  • Latest Parallels for Mac adds Tools support for 'Linux'

    Latest Parallels for Mac adds Tools support for 'Linux'

    Heads up, Mac users who want to use Linux for some reason. The latest version of Parallels Desktop, the virtualization software that lets you run inferior operating systems on your Mac, now supports Parallel Tools when running Linux, including Ubuntu 8. Throw in enhanced 3D graphic support in Vista and you’ve got your self a Grade A point update. via MacNN Read More

  • Getting around Windows XP’s June 30th cutoff date

    Getting around Windows XP’s June 30th cutoff date

    InfoWorld has a somewhat long-ish article about how to beat the drop-dead date for Windows XP sales, which Microsoft has set as June 30th of this year. That’s in less than a month! What to do?! Well, here are a couple of options. First, June 30th is the last date that Windows XP can be sold. However, retailers and manufacturers can still sell copies of XP to the public and/or load copies… Read More

  • Windows 7 driver testing now mandatory for hardware makers

    Windows 7 driver testing now mandatory for hardware makers

    Looks like Microsoft is serious about this Windows 7 thing. Starting Monday, hardware makers will have to make their drivers compatible with Windows 7 as well as Vista to get that coveted “Certified for Windows Vista” badge on their gear. Seems kind of unnecessary right now, since 7 won’t be out for another couple years, but I guess they don’t want a repeat of the… Read More

  • Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound

    Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound

    So Microsoft’s Sinofsky had a pretty good dance with CNET about Windows 7, really not saying much of anything. But a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Howzabout a ton of pics? We can confirm these are indeed screen shots of the current build of Windows 7 as it will be introduced in 2010, but keep in mind that’s three years away and many changes might be made. Read More

  • VIA's Isaiah chip set for slap fight with Intel and AMD

    VIA's Isaiah chip set for slap fight with Intel and AMD

    Look out Intel and AMD, there’s a new kid on the block. He comes from the wrong side of the tracks, kicked out of his former school for staying out at recess long after the bell rang. His name’s Isaiah and he’s gunning for the both of you. Something like that, anyway. The Isaiah chip by VIA will be here later this month and will be aimed at regular notebooks and desktops. Read More

  • Latest "Get a Mac" video gives me the sense they've jumped the shark

    Apple needs to revamp their ad campaign. I’m perfectly content with their iPod/iTunes commercials, but these “Get a Mac” ads are getting old and not as funny as they used to be. What do you guys think? Read More

  • Gateway launching three new lines of desktops tomorrow

    Gateway launching three new lines of desktops tomorrow

    Gateway is said to be launching three new lines of desktop computers tomorrow. One aimed at gamers, one for online media enthusiasts, and a line of entry level computers for average users. For gamers, the FX series is the place to start. Gateway is highlighting the FX541, with it’s SLI motherboard, dual PCIe x16 slots, and has a factory overclocked NVIDIA 8800 GT video card. If… Read More

  • Automatic XP and Vista updates temporarily stopped

    Automatic XP and Vista updates temporarily stopped

    Apparently the service packs for Microsoft’s Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems aren’t playing nicely with another one of Microsoft’s products; Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System. The incompatibility is a big enough problem that the automatic updates for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 have been shut down for a… Read More

  • Ballmer hints at extended Windows XP shelf life

    Ballmer hints at extended Windows XP shelf life

    Will Microsoft extend the life of Windows XP after all? Steve Ballmer told reporters today that “If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter,” according to the Associated Press. He conceded that most of the customers who are still buying XP are IT departments but said that “most people who buy PCs today buy them with Vista. That’s the statistical… Read More

  • Ballmer calls Vista a 'work in progress' during speech

    Ballmer calls Vista a 'work in progress' during speech

    Okay then. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently told a group of Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) that Vista is “a work in progress” and then asked, “Can we just sort of kiss that stone and move on? Because it turns out many things become problematic when you have those long release cycles.” Read More

  • Battle test: Macs run Vista better than PCs

    Battle test: Macs run Vista better than PCs

    The Mac vs. PC battle is an old one that’s not going to find resolution anytime soon. It’s all about different tastes, I like OSX, Devin likes Windows, fine, that’s his problem. But what about just hardware? What happens if you take the operating system out of the equation? The Mac still wins, at least according to the hardware guys at Popular Mechanics, who installed Vista on… Read More

  • Windows XP available on HP Mini Note by mid-May

    Windows XP available on HP Mini Note by mid-May

    That HP Mini Note? Yeah, it’ll be available with Windows XP, the preferred Windows OS of, oh, I don’t know, pretty much everyone I’ve spoken with. Some sleuthing by Laptop mag turned up the goods, discovering that XP will be available as a pre-configured option by mid-May. That’s just one month from now, and a few weeks after the Vista and Linux models launch. Remember… Read More

  • Don't shoot the messenger: Microsoft internal promo video about Windows Vista is hard to watch

    Here’s what appears to be a Springsteen-inspired internal promotional video about the awesomeness of Windows Vista that may or may not be floating around Microsoft, allegedly leaked by one of its employees. No telling whether or not this is legit, but the video seems almost polished and cheesy enough to have come from inside a corporation of some type, unless someone really went to a lot… Read More

  • THIS JUST IN: Some people don't want XP to go away

    THIS JUST IN: Some people don't want XP to go away

    On June 30th, Microsoft will stop selling Windows XP. According to the Associated Press, some people aren’t too thrilled “that Microsoft has the power to enforce the phase-out from a stable, decent product to one that many consider worse, while profiting from the move.” Better start a petition, huh? Galen Gruman of InfoWorld has done just that with the “Save Windows… Read More

  • Atom-based tiny computer/huge phone from Sharp

    Atom-based tiny computer/huge phone from Sharp

    I can’t wait until more and more of these things come out and all of a sudden you go to a baseball game and see everyone sitting in their seats half-sideways with one leg all the way outstretched so they don’t damage the huge phone in their pockets. Ha! Anyway, that dream is coming to Japan in June thanks to Sharp and mobile carrier Willcom. The Intel Atom-based cell… Read More

  • Why Vista beats OSX according to some guy

    Why Vista beats OSX according to some guy

    Hey, Preston Gralla fans! His latest missive has just hit the webwaves and he’s mad as hell and shan’t take it anymore. His thesis? Vista beats OS X. Let’s go through his suppositions and take umbrage with his arguments. Reason #1: Vista runs more software Mac OS X is a very pretty operating system, but beauty runs only skin deep. An operating system by itself is a poor… Read More

  • First 150 apps in OSX, now 108 in Vista, and tomorrow? Crysis on Android.

    First 150 apps in OSX, now 108 in Vista, and tomorrow? Crysis on Android.


    I think we all knew when this joker decided to run 150 apps at once on his MacBook Pro (actually close to 95, not that that isn’t a lot). A Windows fan has put up a video of Vista running 108 applications at once . Of course, not only has this been done before to similar reception, but it’s really an awful way of measuring anything at all, really. For one thing, it took about… Read More

  • Microsoft patches the SP1 for Vista patch

    Microsoft patches the SP1 for Vista patch

    Let’s try to stay with me here. Microsoft released a service pack for Windows Vista because Vista kind of sucked as it shipped. The service pack, SP1, made many people’s Vista installs reboot permanently. So then it released an SSU (Servicing Stack Update) that Vista users were supposed to install before the SP1. This caused many people even more problems. So Microsoft today… Read More

  • Crazy Bill Gates says Windows 7 coming next year, Microsoft wipes his chin and sets the record straight

    Crazy Bill Gates says Windows 7 coming next year, Microsoft wipes his chin and sets the record straight

    Here’s the thing. Bill Gates doesn’t really do anything at Microsoft anymore except stir the pot once in awhile. He’s basically retired and bored, so in order to liven things up he’ll say something like “Windows 7 will be available next year!!!” and then he’ll steal a bunch of pencils from the supply closet and run down the hall singing… Read More

  • Windows 7 coming next year where next_year=current_year+50

    A possible Vista successor: Now blurry and boring. Billy boy let slip that Windows 7 AKA Windows Vista# will launch “next year” and explained that XP will be phased out for everything except low-cost PCs in some markets. Is he telling the truth? Who knows. He may mean an update to the Windows internals with a Vista shell, which is the most possible roadmap seeing as how they just… Read More