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  • Blame game: Microsoft and AMD say the XP SP3 rebooting issue is everyone's fault but their own

    Blame game: Microsoft and AMD say the XP SP3 rebooting issue is everyone's fault but their own

    All the craziness going on with XP’s SP3 and AMD processors is complex, but Microsoft wants you to know it’s not their fault, it’s HP’s fault, among others. It turns out that the OEMs, including HP, have been installing the wrong sysprep before XP, using an sysprep designed for Intel’s platform. So it’s not a Microsoft issue, or an AMD issue, it’s a… Read More

  • Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers

    Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers

    Microsoft has unveiled a plan under which a somewhat crippled version of XP will be made available to the makers of low-cost PCs like the Eee PC and XO laptop. I’m not sure how I feel about this; at $25 it’s practically free, but the arbitrary hardware limitations Microsoft is imposing are, I think, kind of despicable: the PC vendors that make ULPCs must limit screen sizes to 10.2… Read More

  • Windows XP's SP3 causing more problems with some AMD-based computers

    Windows XP's SP3 causing more problems with some AMD-based computers

    This is getting silly on Microsoft’s part. Those SP3 updates we’ve been talking about for Windows XP might do some more harm than good. Some users have reported that the update causes their computers to endlessly reboot, something a few updates for Windows 95 did over a decade ago. Intel users appear to be in the clear, the problem affects computers with AMD chipsets primarily. Some… Read More

  • Problems with XP SP3 and your AMD-based computer?

    Problems with XP SP3 and your AMD-based computer?

    A fellow Minnesotan named Jesper Johansson (I think that name MIGHT by Scandinavian) has a great article about how to fix a problem that seems to be plaguing AMD-based computers after upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3. If you find that your computer either doesn’t boot or constantly reboots after you’ve upgraded to SP3, try the following; Read More

  • SP3 "checked build" available in ISO form, hope you like 500 meg downloads!

    SP3 "checked build" available in ISO form, hope you like 500 meg downloads!

    The Windows Update version is supposed to be about 70mb, but is anyone really in that much of a hurry? This is the slow-cooked chef’s special version as opposed to the pan-sear for the consumers over at Windows Update. You know you like that slow cooked flavor of Service Pack stewed in its own juices. Man, I’m making myself hungry. What are you waiting for? Get downloading! Windows XP… 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 you’re… 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 while. Here’s… Read More

  • XP SP3 now available

    XP SP3 now available

    You’ll soon be able to join the ranks of happy XP owners and download SP3 online. If you don’t want to wait for the updater to pick it up you can apparently download it here as well. It might be a horrible virus called Vista, though, so be afraid. Just kidding. 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

  • OLPC to become OLPXPC as program switches from Linux to Windows

    OLPC to become OLPXPC as program switches from Linux to Windows

    The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project was originally supposed to make inroads into the developing world and low-income areas for the free and open source community. But OLPC’s founder thinks that the Sugar OS is scaring off investors and buyers alike. He says: "One can be an open-source advocate without being an open-source fundamentalist." Which is true, but I think… Read More

 
  • Dell to support XP through 2012; Zune getting Audible support?

    Dell to support XP through 2012; Zune getting Audible support?

    According to the Windows SuperSite blog, Dell is planning to support Windows XP through 2012, another four years. What’s not clear is Microsoft’s involvement in this, as its said that this would be XP’s last year on many occasions. Also, the site claims that Audible is finally coming to Zune. Support for the popular audio book site’s been a standard on iPods for years now… 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

  • 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

  • Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Windows XP is one of the two available OSes for the Eee PC, but there’s a problem: The Eee PC is fairly new, but Microsoft has publicly said it is planning on killing XP in the near future. That would put purchasers of the minuscule laptop up the creek, support-wise. There are rumors, though, that MS will stay the execution of XP for small laptop owners, a very quickly growing market… Read More

  • Upgrade to Vista from XP for free

    Chris Pirillo has found a method for upgrading to Vista from XP without activation. It’s a seamless upgrade in the System folder and has been confirmed by Microsoft. Hurry, before they close the loophole. Read More

  • Windows XP service pack 3 getting closer to reality

    [photopress:Windows_XP_SP3_Lives_Available_from_Microsoft_Leaked_Screenshots_4.jpg,full,center] For those of you who use Windows but shun Vista for XP, you’re in luck, as the third (and last) service pack for the OS is in the release candidate phase, the last step before going into beta and then public. Microsoft has said it will be done by the end of June, but its developers were working… Read More

  • Asus says XPEee will outsell regular Eee

    Asus says XPEee will outsell regular Eee

    Take a look around the cubicles at Asustek headquarters and you’ll see nary a March Madness bracket worksheet in sight. No, the good folks at Asus are making a much bigger, bolder bet. A bet that will shock and amaze all who dare to entertain the thought of — wait for it — an Eee loaded with XP outselling an Eee loaded with Linux. Dun-dun-DUUUUN!!! And with that, I’ve tried… Read More

  • Roper launches badass ruggedized tablet PC with 8-inch touchscreen

    [photopress:roper_duros1.jpg,full,center]There aren’t many XP machines that get my drool factory started, but the Duros from Roper is one. It’s a ruggedized tablet PC, ideal for worksites, demolition fields, or Rehab if your last name is “Lohan”. It’s not just tough, it’s powerful, given it’s size: inside the tough shell is a vibration-proof chassis with a… Read More

  • Getting XP after June 30 is a'gonna be hard, Luigi!

    Getting XP after June 30 is a'gonna be hard, Luigi!

    It seems that Microsoft will stop selling XP licenses after June 30 — so sad — so what is a poor country boy with Vista to do? Well, InfoWorld is reporting that you can, in some circumstances “downgrade” to XP using OEM disks or subscribing to the OS using services like CenterBeam. Clearly this doesn’t help Joe Little Guy with a bum copy of Vista, but it’s nice… Read More

  • The $299 Asus Eee is available at Newegg.com

    The $299 Asus Eee is available at Newegg.com

      Newegg.com has the 2GB Asus Eee PC available in black, blue, or pink for $299. Three-day shipping is available for around $10. This model is pretty similar to the 4GB version that’s been on the market for a couple months except that it’s got half the storage and no built-in webcam. ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf [Newegg.com] Read More