Private equity buyouts have become viable exit options — even for early-stage startups

About 13 years ago I faced an excruciating decision: whether to sell my company, Pinnacle Systems, to a private equity firm or to another large public company.

Ballmer’s Biggest Regret Is Missing Out On “The New Device Called The Phone”

Wrapping its analyst meetup, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed his largest regret regarding product choices: Missing out on phones, which he claims has harmed Windows itself. If Gates was late

TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

It’s almost January 1st, 2010 and we’ve been mulling over our favorites of 2009 – and the previous decade. Here we present another installment of our “TenYears” list. We already did the bigg

In 8 hours, Windows 7 pre-orders overtake Vista pre-orders

<img src="" />Looks like Microsft may well have a hit on its hands in Windows 7. In just eight hours, Windows 7 pre-orders outpaced the

Sony upgrades the Vaio P, ditches Vista for Windows XP

<img src="" /> Good to see that, sometimes, even the biggest tech companies can come to their senses. Today Sony in Japan anno

Vista almost banned from Texas government computers (!!!ROFL!!!)

<img src="">What's up now, Ballmer! The entire State of Texas is one step closer to banning the somewhat craptastic Windows Vista fro

How Vista Changed Everything

<img src="" />Microsoft Vista is a polarizing operating system: folks either love it or hate it. I have yet to meet someone that said "Meh

Microsoft to offer free Windows 7 upgrade for Vista computers purchased after July 1

<img src="">Microsoft has been putting together the Windows 7 Technical Guarantee Program and it appears that it’ll likely go into

Windows Vista SP2 delayed?

<img src="">You know what Microsoft needs to do? Write off <a href="">Vista</a> totally a

Windows Vista Capable stickers might have been a Microsoft cash cow

<img src="">Deep inside a dimly lit Microsoft boardroom a few years ago, several overpaid marketing tools came up with the t

Microsoft extends Windows XP life a bit longer

<img src="" />Microsoft initially intended for Windows XP to die when the ball dropped on New Years Eve '08, but the OS

Apple releases touchpad update for Vista

Running Vista on your Mac? Having problems with the touchpad? Well good news, Apple released an updated driver for the Multi-touch trackpad today. It’s intended to fix the scrolling and tracking

Vista Ultimate (RED) available Dec 15th

If you don’t want to buy a new Dell PC to get the Windows Vista Ultimate (RED) edition, you can pre-order the standalone operating system over at Amazon for $219.95.  If you’re a lucky

Wait, is that a MacBook Pro in this Vista ad?

The above is a scan of some Windows Vista promotional material. But, is that an old MacBook Pro this perfect family is using? Now, Apple doesn’t have a monopoly on silver laptops chassis but wou

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,&#8221

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.

WTF: Life Takes Vista edition

This Life Takes Vista site is either fanboyism to the extreme or some junior associate at Microsoft’s ad firm playing around. Whatever it turns out to be though, it’s safe to say it ain&#8

Latest Get A Mac ads

  PCs and Macs are always poking and stabbing at each other; Genius Bar this, everyone uses Windows that.  Can’t we all get along? Everyone knows which one is superior.  Second video aft

Low-level MS guy says: Windows 7 is different, better

This enormous and allegedly unsolicited blog entry by an “ordinary Joe developer” (is he related to the plumber?) details some of the under-the-hood stuff that’s going on with Window

Vista laptops not exactly flying off the shelves

You may have noticed when we looked at the top 10 tech items being sold on Amazon the other day that there were no Vista-based laptops on there. That’s because the Vista laptops are more like to
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