windows 7

  • Dell's Convertible Netbook-Tablet Actually Looks Really Cool

    Dell's Convertible Netbook-Tablet Actually Looks Really Cool

    I have to hand it Dell for this one. That design is killer, even if it’s running Windows 7 on an Atom. Sure, it looks incredibly breakable, and it’ll never be as sleek as a dedicated tablet, but damn, that’s a great way to do a convertible. Read More

  • A Massive War Is Approaching As The Tablet Market Cannot Sustain Six Separate Platforms

    A Massive War Is Approaching As The Tablet Market Cannot Sustain Six Separate Platforms

    Can you hear that? It’s the sound of war. Better choose your side soon, too. The tablet wars are going to get nasty. Apple’s army is prepped, already backed by over 3 million zealous iPad owners. But the Google Android horde is quickly banding together and will soon offer countless weapons from several major CE houses and dozens of smaller camps. Google is also quietly forming… Read More

  • Whither the Ubuntu Tablets?

    Whither the Ubuntu Tablets?

    The iPod revolutionized the portable media player market. The iPhone shook up the smart phone market. The iPad is setting the standard for the revived tablet market. What is it about Apple that makes these products so great? In part it’s Apple’s dedication to user experience; but I’d argue that the larger factor in their success is Apple’s end-to-end control of the product. Read More

  • Windows 7 Tablet Interface Got You Down? Try FrontFace

    Windows 7 Tablet Interface Got You Down? Try FrontFace

    Windows 7 is a great tablet platform, but it’s just not as sexy as Android, or the iPad. Luckily people have been making custom interfaces for Windows products for years, and Windows 7 is no exception. In fact, German developer Mirabyte has been working on a rather promising looking interface. Check out the video after the jump: Read More

  • Microsoft Begins MGS Mobile Gaming Studio Presumably For Windows 7 Phone Games

    Microsoft Begins MGS Mobile Gaming Studio Presumably For Windows 7 Phone Games

    And now it looks like Microsoft is getting into the mobile video game “space.” Redmond has posted on its careers Web site that it is looking for people to staff its new MGS Mobile Gaming studio. (MGS stands for Microsoft Games.) You have a better chance of attracting their attention if you have C# and Xbox Live programming experience. Read More

  • Windows 7 Now More Popular Than Vista (But XP Still King)

    Windows 7 Now More Popular Than Vista (But XP Still King)

    Usage of Windows 7 had finally passed that of Windows Vista, according to data from Net Applications. As it stands, 14.46 percent of Internet users are using Windows 7, compared to 14.34 percent for Windows Vista. The king remains Windows XP, which stands at a remarkable 61.9 percent—remarkable because XP is nearly 9 years old. Read More

  • 10 Things Microsoft Can Do To Make A Real Tablet Platform

    10 Things Microsoft Can Do To Make A Real Tablet Platform

    Many pixels have been spilled over Steve Ballmer’s admission that “[Apple has] sold certainly more [iPads] than I’d like them to have sold.” As Ars points out, Ballmer just doesn’t get why a dumbed down machine running a poky processor is so popular. However, any media lover can tell you it’s not about running Excel and Powerpoint on a tablet –… Read More

  • HP, Read Our Comments, Consumers Want The Windows 7 Slate, Too

    HP, Read Our Comments, Consumers Want The Windows 7 Slate, Too

    HP revealed most of its tablet strategy yesterday at the Fortune’s Brainstorm conference. The Windows 7 HP Slate is headed to the enterprise sector this fall while the webOS-power Palmpad will go head-to-head against the iPad later. The plan itself really isn’t that surprising as I saw this coming shortly after Palmpad was trademarked. But what I didn’t expect was the outcry… Read More

  • Download the Windows 7 SP1 public beta right now

    Download the Windows 7 SP1 public beta right now

    It’s hard to imagine that Windows 7 could get even better but Microsoft is steadily working towards the first service pack. The beta of course comes first and is now available for public consumption. The 1.2GB pack fixes a bunch of bugs along with adding a few new features geared towards enterprise users. Read More

  • Windows XP still going strong: 74 percent of work computers use it

    Windows XP still going strong: 74 percent of work computers use it

    Ah yeah, XP. You continue to be the man, nine years later. I’m still rocking XP myself, and see no reason to do otherwise, though I have heard fine things about Windows 7. And despite that OS’s popularity, a huge number of business PCs still use XP. Sure, why not? Who wants to retrain their employees and roll out thousands of new PCs? Better to run the old ones into the ground… Read More