All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Vista’

Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista

Since launch, Windows 8 has been hounded by an unavoidable fact – Windows Vista was still on more computers. The certifiable flop of an operating system had been all but abandoned with the launch of Windows 7, but Windows 8 struggled to surpass even the measly marketshare that Vista was still clinging onto. After months of fighting for measly gains, …

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Windows 8 Adoption Falls Behind Vista

Microsoft needs Windows 8 to be a hit. Steve Ballmer’s job may even depend on it. That’s why the company is going all out to get consumers on board with buying a PC, or a Windows 8 equipped tablet. Adoption is still growing, but it’s looking like it might not be growing fast enough. Kitguru compared launch data from Net …

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Windows 7 Finally Dethrones XP As Most Popular Operating System

Thanks to the poor performance of Windows Vista, XP has enjoyed a decade long rule over the operating system landscape. Many people switched over to Windows 7 when it launched, but XP still had a lot of faithful users. The holdouts may finally be making the switch. The latest operating system statistics from Net Applications came out yesterday and the …

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Windows XP And Vista Are Not Invited To The Office Party

I’m a happy Windows 7 user, but I know some people are sticking with Windows Vista or XP. Did you like the new features that Microsoft has been showing off in Office 2013? If so, you’re going to have to upgrade to at least Windows 7 to enjoy it. On the official Microsoft Office 2013 required specs page, the company …

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Microsoft Pushes Patch For 26 Windows Vulnerabilities

Windows users are accustomed to the regular security updates for Windows and Internet Explorer that Microsoft pushes on a regular basis. Sure, there are some updates that are marked critical, but it’s pretty tame stuff for the most part. That seemed to not be the case on Tuesday. Computer World reports that Microsoft pushed out patches for 26 vulnerabilities with …

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Windows Vista Loses Mainstream Support Today

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 case is extended support as its mainstream support has now dried up. While the news of its mainstream support ending …

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Despite 5 Awful Years, Windows Vista Still #3 Most Used OS In The World

Today marks exactly five years since Microsoft cast the cruciatus curse of operating systems onto PCs everywhere: Windows Vista. The reviews have never been… kind, to put it gently. You’d be lucky to find anyone these days who could convincingly make up something nice to say about Vista let alone actually share honest praise of it yet, in spite of …

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Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs

UPDATE: Microsoft attorney David Finn has responded to my request for comment. Click here for the full statement. Microsoft announced this morning that they have filed suit against Comet, a British retailer that specializes in electronics and appliances. The suit accuses Comet of “creating and selling more than 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs.” The …

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