Windows XP

 
  • From the Good Name Department: ITG xpPhone

    From the Good Name Department: ITG xpPhone

    Truth be told, I'd be more inclined to buy one of those old people cellphones than something like this (or the iPhone for that matter!) The ITG xpPhone, which will debut at Computex, is, yes, a cellphone that, yes, runs Windows XP. Yes. As a Mac user, the only reason I'd boot into Windows XP is to fire up uTorrent, or play Team Fortress 2, neither of which I see running too well on the phone. Read More

  • Sony upgrades the Vaio P, ditches Vista for Windows XP

    Sony upgrades the Vaio P, ditches Vista for Windows XP

    Good to see that, sometimes, even the biggest tech companies can come to their senses. Today Sony in Japan announced a new Vaio P model, the Vaio P50 [JP], which comes with Windows XP SP3 instead of the hopelessly wrong Vista Sony shipped their Ps with so far. Read More

  • Windows 7 reveals XP mode AKA the IT guy's wet dream

    Windows 7 reveals XP mode AKA the IT guy's wet dream

    So there’s going to be an XP mode in Windows 7. What does that mean? For users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate – sorry, lower-end users! – you will get a full copy of Windows XP that will run under a virtual processor. However, instead of creating a new desktop environment, the XP mode will bring the application up as a window inside Windows 7. This means you… Read More

  • Microsoft kindly permits Windows 7 users to downgrade to XP

    Microsoft kindly permits Windows 7 users to downgrade to XP

    Great news, everyone stuck in 2001! Microsoft will allow users to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows XP! So if you're super happy with the stability and performance of Windows XP, and don't give a damn about any of the new features or enhancements included in Microsoft's latest offering, you can safely bury your head back in the sand! Read More

  • Dell jacks up the price of Windows XP

    Dell jacks up the price of Windows XP

    Dell has been offering Windows XP as an alternative to Vista for a while, but the price just took a jump. Instead of a modest fee, consumers now need to pay $150 for the older operating system. Thankfully though, this option is now available on some Inspiron systems instead of Dell’s previous practice of only offering OS choices on its business systems. Either Dell decided to cash in… Read More

  • Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    I’ve been fawning over this little netbook since last week and I can’t wait to get one, but I’ll have to wait until January for the MIE version. :( Hopefully I’ll get it in time for CES because lugging this 15-inch MacBook Pro is getting old. Spec-wise it isn’t very powerful, but it isn’t meant to be a desktop replacement either. The UI on the MIE version is… Read More

  • Hands on with OLPC and Windows XP

    Hands on with OLPC and Windows XP

    We’ve known for a while that Microsoft was going to be showing up on OLPC’s XO. Starting in September the little laptop meant to inspire children in developing countries will ship with two operating systems, a bare bones Windows XP and Linux Sugar. Hardware configurations remain the same (256 MB of RAM and 1GB SSD), so the SD card slot accommodates Windows XP. Which means by unplugging… Read More

  • Dell to begin charging some customers for Windows XP downgrade

    Dell to begin charging some customers for Windows XP downgrade

    Dell, in its infinite wisdom, will charge customers $20 to $50 to downgrade from Vista to XP. Only buyers of low-end Vostro PCs have to worry, though. This is all because of Microsoft’s self-imposed June 30 end-of-life for Windows XP. Says the shrill ComputerWorld: Adding Vista Business to a Vostro 1000 notebook, for example, costs an additional $99 above the price with the default operating… Read More

  • Steve Ballmer: Be grateful that you can downgrade from Vista to XP

    Steve Ballmer: Be grateful that you can downgrade from Vista to XP

    Flickr’d Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that consumers should be happy that they have the choice to downgrade from Vista to XP. (Remember, XP retail sales are set to end on June 30.) “I don’t know how you can do better than getting both,” says Ballmer, no doubt pained by all the reports that Vista isn’t so hot (to put it lightly), and that companies like Dell let… Read More

  • HP trying to fix Windows XP SP3 reboot problem

    HP trying to fix Windows XP SP3 reboot problem

    Flickr’d HP is hard at work trying to fix that pesky reboot problem brought about by Windows XP SP3. It already has a step-by-step troubleshooter on its Web site, and it’s working on a patch to fix the problem full-stop. (Users can enter SP37394 in HP’s search engine, which will point to the patch once it’s released.) The preliminary reason for all these headaches? It seems… Read More