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Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

By Rachel Kolman March 29, 2014

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade …

Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available

Microsoft today announced that DVD copies of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade are now available for pre-order at select retailers. The operating system upgrade will cost customers $70, and customers running Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows …

Version 3.4 Of Linux Kernel Released Version 3.4 Of Linux Kernel Released

It’s always strikes me with awe whenever a new version of the Linux kernel is released. The hours of work that developers put into this product is just kind of mind blowing especially when you consider that a lot of …

Windows 8 Gets Regular And Pro Editions Windows 8 Gets Regular And Pro Editions

It’s expected with each new Windows release that Microsoft announces the different editions of the software for different types of consumers. Microsoft currently offers three versions of Windows 7 in the U.S. – Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. I would …

Windows Vista Going on Extended Support Windows Vista Going on Extended Support
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Can you believe it’s been five years since Microsoft unleashed Windows Vista upon the general populace? Like with all operating systems released by Microsoft, it’s time for Vista to move on out to greener pastures. The greener pastures in this …

Linux 3.3 Out Now, Android Merge Coming Linux 3.3 Out Now, Android Merge Coming
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As we reported on last month, Linux developers are becoming more important to businesses the world over. Their jobs are just about to get easier with the release of Linux version 3.3. The release notes for Linux 3.3 is pretty …

Anonymous Operating System: Real or Fake? Anonymous Operating System: Real or Fake?
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Active Anonymous twitter accounts are now tweeting that the Anonymous Operating System is a fake. @anonopsAnonOpsThe Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT 12 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto The ubuntu based OS has already been …

Microsoft’s Weird Stance on Windows 8 Personalization Microsoft’s Weird Stance on Windows 8 Personalization
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How does it make you feel when a company tries to sell you something, but then, try and tell how to use it after you’ve paid for it? If you’re a PS3 fanboy, you might approve of this tactic, but …

Is Windows 8 Coming Soon? Is Windows 8 Coming Soon?
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As Microsoft continues to work on their upcoming Windows 8 builds, preparing the operating system for the touch generation, is it almost time for a beta version to show up? What about it being released to the manufacturer? Is that …

Mayer: Google Still Not Making An Operating System

Question-and-answer routines can be pointless; take "are we there yet?" as an example relating to road trips.  It’s sometimes worth asking the same old thing, though, and in response to a question about Google operating systems, Marissa Mayer gave the usual reply: we’re not pursuing one.

Ballmer: Vista A Work In Progress
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Microsoft’s CEO admits what thousands of techies have thought of the company for years: they toss stuff into the user community and need a couple of additional releases to make it work.

Vista Adoptions Rising, Says CDW

Technology reseller CDW said a survey of businesses found 35 percent of respondents have some kind of movement to Windows Vista underway.

Microsoft, Symbian Unimpressed By Android
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The appeal of Google’s mobile operating system, Android, and an alliance of handset makers, has not registered with two major phone OS builders.

Google . . . Build Us An OS!

After spending between $100 and $300 on various versions of Vista, some people are going back to XP.  For Microsoft, this is a very bad sign.  But for Google, this is practically an invitation to enter the OS market.

An Unreasonable Faith In The Google OS
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The Google Operating System is a myth. I’ll admit it. I also admit that I have a certain amount of faith in myths – or at least fairy (faerie) tales. It’s true that people, when faced with sudden affirmations of faith, will leap to conclusions to support it – it’s called cognitive dissidence. However, a friend of a friend told me a Google OS is eminent, and I believe it.

Preparing For Windows Vista

Windows Vista is the next major operating system release from Microsoft. This highly anticipated release not only has many new and exciting features but Microsoft have also improved the graphical user interface and given it a new visual style.