All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vista’
After delaying the release several times, Microsoft now assures the world that Vista will meet its slated launch date of January 2007. Vista represents the first major overhaul in five years for the venerable Windows operating system. Windows is used on about 90 percent of the world’s computers, and its sales account for about one-third of Microsoft’s total revenue.
Due to one of the new features in Windows Vista, many Microsoft employees may have their administrative privileges taken away. Most of the people employed by the software giant currently have full admin rights on their desktop PCs, but this is unusual state of affairs for a corporation. The change would be made to improve security.
David Weiss posted a great virtual tour of the Mac testing lab in Redmond.
Looking to avoid another half-billion dollar fine, Microsoft sent a feeler to European Union competition regulators inquiring about possible antitrust violations with its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system. The EU complied with a laundry list of concerns.
Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s postponement of the consumer launch of Windows Vista comes bad news about the actual code of the product, reported yesterday by Australian tech magazine Smarthouse:
Microsoft revealed at the Intel Developer Forum on Friday that no 32-bit Windows system would ever support Extensible Firmware Interface, dashing hopes that dual-booting Vista and Mac OS X would be a lot easier.
Layne Heiny has an excellent article at Windows Vista Buzz detailing how tech-savvy children (who almost always know more about computers than their parents) are already thinking up pretty good ways to beat Windows Vista’s parental controls.
With the release of the newest version of Windows, Vista, coming very soon, Microsoft has been talking a lot about the new operating system. In the midst of all this discussion though, a key part of it, Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), currently in an internal beta format, surfaced on the net. Yet again, Microsoft seems to be exposed.
Engadget is reporting that the new Mac will only run Vista. There’s other discussion on Memeorandum.
Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s COO: The Value in Volume (this was posted Saturday, and definitely teases us about what’s coming today).
Microsoft and Canon have been working together to develop a new color management system for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista operating system.
The Windows formerly known as Longhorn landed in the laps of developers today in a beta format. August 3rd was the date they announced last week when the named this beast Vista but Microsoft got so excited they couldn’t contain themselves and sent it out today.
Microsoft announced on Friday the name of its newest version of Windows best known as Longhorn. The new name, Vista, is the official name of Microsoft’s newest operating system, due out in late 2006, probably around the holidays and a server version will be out in 2007.
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