Released just three days ago, Microsoft’s full-3D motion sensing doohickey - the Kinect - has been hacked!
Microsoft has just released Release Candidate version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 for users running the final RTM version of the respective operating systems.
Windows 7 was released on 22nd October last year. Meant to be the real successor to the extremely successful XP, Windows 7 added features like Superbar (overhauled taskbar), multi-touch support and better networking. But the most significant new thing about W7 was the smooth performance and reliable driver support.
In an official statement released by Microsoft, the Redmond based software giant has sold 175 million Windows 7 Licenses in one year since its launch which has helped them top Apple’s profits in this quarter. In contrast to last year’s revenue where Microsoft saw its first ever sales decline in history, this year, Microsoft is reporting $16.04 billion in revenue which is about 22 percent increase from the same period last year for the Q4 quarter which ended on June 30 2010.
You can keep on talking about desktops era being over, iPads and tablets killing Windows based netbooks and notebooks, but you cant deny the fact that Windows 7 is by far the fastest selling OS in the history! and it runs on majority of the notebooks/netbooks and desktop PCs near you.
On the eve of the biggest sports event of the year, Microsoft has released a 2010 FIFA World Cup theme for Windows 7 which includes 10 amazing high-resolution wallpapers to decorate your desktop with a resolution of up to 1920 × 1200 (HD quality). Theme is based on the latest EA SPORTS’ official 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa game for Windows.
Microsoft has just made it official. They have sold a remarkable 100 million licenses of Windows 7 since it’s launch, making it the fastest selling operating system of Microsoft to date.