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  • As Microsoft Support for XP Expires, Antivirus Vendors Pick Up The Slack

    As Microsoft Support for XP Expires, Antivirus Vendors Pick Up The Slack

    As you might be aware Microsoft support for Windows XP expires today, which means that the company will stop issuing security patches. Around 30 percent of you have ignored all warnings up until now and you're still using it. Stubborn bunch, aren't you? Read More

  • Hard drive design leaving XP behind

    Hard drive design leaving XP behind

    Bad news for the XP diehards out there, hard drive manufacturers are tired of supporting you, and the next generation of controller technology is not going to work properly with DOS and Windows XP users. Of course it won't be a major issue until 2011, and maybe not even then. Read More

  • Windows 7 XP Mode won't work on all PCs

    Windows 7 XP Mode won't work on all PCs

    So XP Mode is a major bullet point in the list of Windows 7 features. Yay! Except that the way it works -- by using Microsoft Virtual PC and a legit copy of Windows XP SP3 -- requires that your CPU have Intel VT virtualization support. Whoops, not all CPUs have that! Read More

  • Why XP mode is good: It runs stuff under XP

    Why XP mode is good: It runs stuff under XP

    I'm down with Windows 7. I really am. It's going to be a good, solid OS that will take us well into the next decade. Microsoft does this kind of thing every few years - they dump out a clinker (Windows ME) then amaze us all with something great (Windows XP). They're not the richest company in the world because they're dumb. They know what they're doing. The folks at DownloadSquad, however, note… Read More

  • It Works: Sony VAIO P + Windows XP

    It Works: Sony VAIO P + Windows XP

    Do you want to install Windows XP on your Sony VAIO P (don’t call it a netbook!)? Do you even have a Sony VAIO P yet? If you answered yes to both questions, read on. Read More

  • Computer systems aboard British Royal Navy warships get a virus

    Computer systems aboard British Royal Navy warships get a virus

    A few weeks ago, we read about how the British Royal Navy would be installing Windows XP on some of its submarines. Oh boy, did we all share some laughs! "Control-Alt-Drown," said one commenter; "Beware the blue cruise missile of death!" said another. We ROFL'd and LOL'd all the live-long day. Read More

  • British Royal Navy installs XP on submarines

    British Royal Navy installs XP on submarines

    Citing affordability and ease-of-maintenance thanks to off-the-shelf parts, he British Royal Navy is rolling out a customized version of Windows XP on its nuclear submarine fleet. Read More

  • Microsoft extends Windows XP life a bit longer

    Microsoft extends Windows XP life a bit longer

    Microsoft initially intended for Windows XP to die when the ball dropped on New Years Eve '08, but the OS has gotten a reprieve - for now at least. The new cut off date for licenses will be May 20, 2009. Read More

  • HP drops the price of the Mini 1000 to $359

    HP drops the price of the Mini 1000 to $359

    My favorite netbook of 2008 is now a few bucks cheaper. HP cut the price of the Mini 1000 to $359 over the weekend. It’s certainly not the cheapest netbook on the block, but let’s wait and see what HP does with their MIE version. It was, after all, $20 cheaper than the XP version when it was first announced. There’s also a bump to 1GB of RAM on the XP Mini 1000 on top of the… Read More

  • Is Apple a bunch of liars or damn liars?

    The ever-sassy Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is pointing out that Apple is essentially lying like Satan lied to man about the cancer-causing potency of high-fructose corn syrup. In “Bean Counter,” for example, Apple suggests that Microsoft spends more on advertising than on “fixing Vista.” Adrian tells the honest truth: For each $1 of sales Apple spends: – 1.9 cents on… Read More

 
  • When would it be appropriate to declare Vista dead?

    When would it be appropriate to declare Vista dead?

    Read this line and you’ll understand how Joe Wilcox (and pretty much everyone else online) over at eWeek feels about Windows Vista: Vista is headed to as quick a death as Microsoft can give it. Someday soon, some gun-toting Microsoft executive will lead Vista out back and “Pop!” Screaming “Vista sucks!” is by no means a novel idea, but Wilcox uses, you know, evidence… Read More

  • Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    There was a time that a salesman actually needed to have enough skill, or knowledge, to sell a product — not both though. Circuit City got away from salesman way back in 2003, and now they are further enhancing their minions with some tablet PCs. EDGE, which creatively stands for Enhanced Digital Guide Experience, was created with customer in mind, but to be used by the associates on Windows… Read More

  • HP explains how Microsoft inflates Vista sales figures

    HP explains how Microsoft inflates Vista sales figures

    A recent article in APC Magazine finds a marketing manager for HP detailing how business users are still able to order machines pre-loaded with Windows XP while making it appear that the OS sold was Windows Vista. Jane Bradburn of HP Australia says, “From the 30th of June, we have no longer been able to ship a PC with a XP licence. However, what we have been able to do with Microsoft is ship… Read More

  • The XP login: The new BSOD

    The XP login: The new BSOD

    Former CGer and current PopMecher took this photo of a huge public display sporting a big fat XP login. It’s escpecially grand that this is in the United Red Carpet lounge. Nothing’s too good for frequent fliers, even failing to implement Windows in Kiosk mode. Read More

  • People who hate Vista shown ‘Mojave’ and like it, then find out that ‘Mojave’ is actually Vista

    People who hate Vista shown ‘Mojave’ and like it, then find out that ‘Mojave’ is actually Vista

    Okay, here’s what happened. Microsoft took a group of 120 individuals who “were either Mac, Linux, or users of versions of Windows that came before Windows Vista” and who rated their perception of Vista at less than a five on a scale of one to ten. These people were shown a demo of what they thought was a new Windows OS called “Mojave” and this demo was individually… Read More

  • Windows Vista: Not that bad, really, try it

    Windows Vista: Not that bad, really, try it

    Bill Veghte from the Windows group at Microsoft sent out a nice big memo to those who still haven’t installed Vista in their enterprises and are waiting for some real improvement before they even consider it. His advice? Windows Vista offers significant advances in security and productivity and we recommend that enterprises that have not yet deployed it should absolutely evaluate its… Read More

  • Tiny XP: Everything you want, you got it

    Tiny XP: Everything you want, you got it

    Tiny XP [Warning: Porn ads] is a stripped down yet simultaneously beefed up version of XP that includes almost all the drivers necessary to run on almost any hardware as well as a number of registry hacks that ensure that the install won’t bog things down. Is it legal? No, but it’s basically a sysadmin’s godsend. It even includes a tiny copy of Linux for boot-time… 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 of… Read More

  • Microsoft makes its push into netbook territory official

    Microsoft makes its push into netbook territory official

    Like the episode of The Office where Michael shows up uninvited to Jim’s barbeque, Microsoft has shown up at the netbook party, thrown its coat to the Temp, and grabbed the Karaoke microphone. A recent press release says the following. “Customers and partners have made it clear to us that they want Windows on their netbooks and nettops,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice… Read More

  • MS blocks HP's AMDs from SP3 update for XP  (I love acronyms)

    MS blocks HP's AMDs from SP3 update for XP (I love acronyms)

    Since HP can’t seem to make the SP3 patch for XP work with its AMD procs, Microsoft has blocked these computers from getting the free update from Windows Update. The bug affected AMD-based computers that were getting updates for Intel-based computers on accident, notable those made by HD. This would cause endless rebooting as the machines couldn’t utilize the downloaded software. No… Read More