windows 7

  • Review: Nav9 Windows 7 Tablet


    Short version: It’s a Windows 7 Tablet, and if that makes you laugh derisively, then the product isn’t for you. It’s a decent netbook replacement, bringing its own advantages and disadvantages to the table, and while you may (rightly) mock its usability, you can’t deny its versatility. Read More

  • 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

    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?

    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 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

    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)

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

  • Windows 7 Sells 7 Copies Every Second, 150 Million Copies Total Sold So Far

    The Windows operating system upgrade cycle is in full swing. Microsoft has sold 150 million copies of Windows 7 since it launched last October. That comes to 7 copies every second. Windows 7 is by far the “fastest selling operating system in history,” according to Microsoft. But, in case you are wondering, those Windows 7 launch parties had little to do with it (although they… Read More

  • Windows Embedded Compact 7 now available, wins award for most generic name in computing

    Microsoft has made Windows Embedded Compact 7 available for download. You probably have no use for it, unless, I don’t know, you’ve created a homemade tablet in your garage in your spare time. Read More

  • Asus squirts out a Windows-powered EEE Pad

    I know you’re probably conked out on an Adirondack chair with a Blue Moon in your hand by now, but listen up: Asus just announced they’re making a 10- and 13-inch EEE tablet. Welcome back to 2001! Read More

  • Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

    Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

    Hewlett-Packard has killed off its much ballyhooed Windows 7 tablet computer, says a source who’s been briefed on the matter. The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010. But our source tells us that HP is not satisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system and has terminated the project… Read More

  • Will the Microsoft Windows 7-Office 2010 bus tour stop in your home town?

    Get on the Bus indeed, Microsoft. Folks from The Big M will be driving around on a bus throughout the U.S. and Canada next month, spreading the good word about Windows 7 and Office 2010. The tour begins on May 21 in Montreal and wraps up in Atlanta (“Hotlanta,” as the cool kids call it) on June 4. The tour swings by New York on May 25. Maybe I’ll bring a camera to record… Read More

  • Windows 7 SP1 beta appears on torrent sites

    Anyone feeling particularly frisky this morning? ‘Cause it doesn’t take too much work to find what is supposed to be Windows 7 SP1 beta as it’s appeared on numerous torrent sites. We hear it’s the real deal, too. Read More

  • Windows 7 market share growing

    Don’t look now, but Windows 7 is taking over. And while Vista is still in the number 2 spot overall, Windows 7 has reached that critical 10% milestone almost a year earlier then Vista. Having used both version of the OS, it’s pretty obvious why. Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Upgrade Windows 7 starter for $50

    If you bought a netbook recently, it probably came the decidedly hampered Windows 7 starter. You might have eyed the other version of Windows, but maybe you didn’t want to shell out the $79 for the Home 7 Premium. Good news for you, Microsoft is running a special promotion that will allow you to upgrade for the low low price of $49.99. Read More

  • Toshiba’s UX600 TV line is certified as Windows 7 compatible

    Toshiba’s new UX600 Cinema Series line of LED TVs is the first of its kind to receive a compatible with the Windows 7 operating system certification. What this means is that the UX600s have the ability to use Window 7’s “Play To” feature to play music, pictures, and videos by connecting to your home network through Ethernet or wireless connectivity. Read More