A new Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista bug could see computers crash or grind to a halt and perhaps even throw the infamous BSOD thanks to something as simple as malicious code on a website.
Microsoft's outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer has been talking to Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley in what will probably be his last interview while still in charge of the Redmond firm that was once the ruler of the world. Now though, and partly under Ballmer's stewardship, Microsoft has found itself falling behind its competitors in all kinds of metrics.
It's pretty clear for all to see that Redmond based Microsoft have pumped significant resources into the design, development and marketing strategies of their latest operating system, Windows 8. After going through the process of claiming that the software is the best version of Windows yet, it would seem that a number of hardware partners seem to disagree, with an executive of Samsung Electronics now chiming in with his thoughts on Microsoft's latest operating system.
Do you live your life on Facebook but happen to be unfortunate enough to be forced to use either Windows Vista or XP? Maybe you've got some bespoke hardware or software that needs one of Microsoft's older operating systems in order to function, but still need to be able to keep in touch with everyone via the modern wonder that is Facebook. Well, you're in luck.
There is no question about Windows Vista being a PR failure for Microsoft. But so is iPhone 4 turning out to be one for Apple. Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Kevin Turner called iPhone 4 a Windows Vista of Apple. "It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that.”, said Turner in his keynote address on Windows Phone 7 at Microsoft WPC. He further added:
In the latest version of the ongoing Laptop Hunters Ad series, Matt and Olivia goes on hunting to buy a notebook for under $700. They wander around the store, looking for different notebooks including a Macbook which they needless to say reject, saying ”Mac is just too small”. They finally settled on buying a freaking HP branded notebook (again) for just under $700.
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is another milestone to improve the reliability, compatibility, stability and performance of Windows Vista. SP2 contains all the previously released updates as well as support for new types of hardware and several emerging standards.
We did a comprehensive review of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 when it was released back in August 2008. Not surprisingly, there is no major change since Beta 2. I did some testing of RC1 bits installed on Windows Vista Ultimate (x86) and my own impressions are that IE8 is indeed generally faster than Beta 2.
I have a free copy of Windows Vista Ultimate to giveaway. Its hot, ready and I am eager to give it away here on Redmond Pie on this New Year’s Eve. So you must be wondering what you would have to do to enter? Just leave a comment here on this post you are reading and you are in. You can be of any age to enter and yes its open for everyone around the world.