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Tablets and mobile devices are central to Microsoft's plans for CES 2011. In addition to its demo of an early Windows 8 build running on ARM CPUs, the software giant will be demonstrating a number of tablets running Windows 7. If this sounds familiar it's because Microsoft did much the same thing last year—but very little came of the company's push a year ago. Analysts expect the slate/tablet market to explode over the next few years and Redmond wants a piece of the action. It's less than-clear, however, if the tablet version of Windows 7 is capable of standing up to the competition. Spend... Read more...
Windows 7 is upon us, and with the launch of Microsoft's self-proclaimed "best operating system" comes a slew of new desktop machines, notebooks, and netbooks looking to take advantage of its added stability and features. One of the companies that is looking to serve up a number of new Win7-based rigs is Asus, and without a doubt they have assembled an interesting and compelling offering in their G51J-A1 notebook. Hitting the sweet spot between the average-sized 15" machine and the full-on desktop replacement, the refreshed G51 maintains the 15" form factor yet packs enough horsepower to plow through... Read more...
We wouldn't expect Microsoft to say anything other than positive things about Windows 7, but it's another thing when an independent company comes out and confirms that Windows 7 really is off to a good start. But one has to wonder--are sales of Win7 doing well because people can't wait to rid themselves of Vista? Or are sales of Win7 doing well because of Win7's own merits?Whatever the case, Microsoft's newest operating system is off to a fantastic start, with sales of the system up 234% (during its first week on the market) compared to Vista during its first week. Regardless of your opinion on... Read more...
Hey, here's a quick quiz just to see how well you've been paying attention over the past few months. Do you remember Lenovo's Ion-powered IdeaPad S12? What about Samsung's Ion-powered N510? If not, you're certainly not alone. Both machines have gone radio silent since debuting a few months back, and yes, it's intentional. Various reports are now flying around suggesting that both of these cutting-edge netbooks have been delayed for a few months yet. The reason? Windows 7. Reportedly, both Lenovo and Samsung are waiting until Windows 7 ships to actually ship their newest netbooks. The rationale... Read more...
AMD will be posting a brand new set of ATI Catalyst drivers to their website shortly that will feature a number of changes and enhancements for Radeon users. The first tid-bit of news is that the ATI Catalyst v9.7 driver package will be AMD’s first official Windows 7 / Windows Vista Unified WHQL-certified driver for the Windows 7 RTM edition.In addition to being unified, these new drivers should also offer increased performance to Windows 7 users. Due to enhancements in Windows 7's memory management scheme and the ATI Catalyst drivers themselves, AMD reports that users can expect to see performance... Read more...
ASUS Announces Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program-- North American consumers can enjoy the best of today’s technologies and tomorrow’s operating system -- Fremont, CA (June 26th, 2009) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in innovations and technologies, is proud to announce that customers who purchase a qualifying PC between today, June 26th, and January 31, 2010 will receive a free* upgrade to Microsoft’s highly-anticipated upcoming operating system, Windows 7. ASUS’ offering of this upgrade program allows its customers to shop with confidence from now until Windows 7 General Availability. ASUS customers... Read more...
Windows 7 is undoubtedly the most exciting new operating system to come out of Microsoft within the past decade--and with good reason. The user interface is superb, gone are many of the oddball Vista quirks, and the operating system is light and snappy, marking a massive 180 degree shift away from the heaviness and bloat of Vista. Despite the fact that it's based on many of the same core Vista elements, Windows 7 is a different beast, and should be looked at in a fresh new light.As with any new operating system release, there are a lot of questions with regards to how it will perform on various... Read more...
Windows 7 is undoubtedly the most exciting new operating system to come out of Microsoft within the past decade--and with good reason. The user interface is superb, gone are many of the oddball Vista quirks, and the operating system is light and snappy, marking a massive 180 degree shift away from the heaviness and bloat of Vista. Despite the fact that it's based on many of the same core Vista elements, Windows 7 is a different beast, and should be looked at in a fresh new light. Windows 7 RC gets ready to take on a a pile of really fast drives. As with any new operating system release, there... Read more...
Believe it or not, Windows 7 is about to take the computing world by storm. If all goes to plan, we'll see Microsoft's latest (and hopefully greatest) OS on store shelves by the time 2009 draws to a close, but it remains to be seen who all will be jumping to upgrade. According to Darrel Ward, director of product management for Dell's business client product group, he's not so sure that folks will be waiting with credit cards out to jump on the next-gen bandwagon. In a recent phone interview, he was quoted as saying that if there is "one thing that may influence adoption, make things slower or cause... Read more...