Windows 7

  • The Next Windows: 7Up or New Vista?

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 4:55 pm

    Running away as fast as it can from Vista, Microsoft rolled out an alpha version of Windows 7 at its recent Professional Developers Conference. But is Windows 7 going to be 7Up, the Un-Vista, or is it going to be (gag) New Vista?
  • Find out if your PC can run Windows 7

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 2:33 pm

    Windows 7 is coming. Will your PC be ready? InfoWorld's Windows 7 compatibility calculator, a feature in the free Windows Sentinel PC monitoring tool, will tell you.
  • Microsoft: Windows 7 will run on SSD netbooks

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 11:20 am

    Netbooks equipped with solid-state drives (SSD) sporting as little as 16GB of storage capacity will be able to comfortably run Windows 7, Microsoft says.
  • Microsoft promises better battery life, boot times in Windows 7

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 10:04 pm

    Tackling customer complaints that Vista is sluggish and power-hungry, Microsoft Wednesday promised that Windows 7 will use less memory and power and cut start-up and shutdown times.
  • Microsoft: Moving to Windows 7 easy for device makers

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 9:54 pm

    Hardware makers that hadn't developed device drivers compatible with Vista shouldn't have the same problem with Windows 7, Microsoft said.
  • If Windows is a dead end, what's next?

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    The writing is on the wall. Despite a major push to sell the much-maligned Windows Vista, customers aren't buying. And if Windows 7 is more of the same, then maybe it's time to conclude that Windows is a technology dead end.
  • Windows 7 leaks to Web, pirates downloading

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Leaked copies of Windows 7 hit the Internet only hours after Microsoft Corp. handed out a preview build to developers last week.
  • Video

    Microsoft Details More Windows 7 Vaporware

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 11:02 am

    Computerworld plays Microsoft fanboy in “Opinion: 10 Best Features in Windows 7 for IT Professionals.” The Windows developer conference underway now will generate a tidal wave of “inside information” which is Microsoft PR speak for “vague promises” with little connection to reality.
  • Review

    Windows 7 first look: A big fix for Vista

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:40 am

    What if Microsoft waved a magic wand and everything people hated about Windows Vista went away? That's what Microsoft appears to be striving for with Windows 7.
  • Microsoft slates Windows 7 public beta for early 2009

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    Microsoft Tuesday said that it would expand testing of Windows 7 to the general public in early 2009.
  • 10 best features in Windows 7 for IT professionals

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 3:32 pm

    Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled its work on Windows 7, the successor to Vista, to a crowd at the Professional Developers Conference that was salivating for information on what's new in the updated operating system. Here are the 10 best Windows 7 features for IT pros.
  • Microsoft vows Windows 7 will fix Vista mistakes

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    Microsoft on Tuesday for the first time publicly demonstrated Windows 7, the next major release of its OS for PCs that Microsoft insists will reflect lessons learned from the widely panned Windows Vista.
  • Microsoft previews Windows 7 client OS

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 1:24 pm

    Microsoft touts the five themes of the upcoming Windows 7 client OS and made a pre-release version of the software available for developers at the company's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles.
  • Microsoft's secret weapon against Google

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:40 am

    With the first public alpha release of Windows 7 due Monday at the Microsoft PDC2008 conference, the outline of the new operating system is taking shape. What you won't see when that alpha comes out is the way that Microsoft will try to use Windows 7 as a Trojan horse in its war against Google.
  • Five reasons why skipping Windows Vista could backfire

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:16 am

    As organizations weigh what to do with Windows XP OS upgrades, the thought of leapfrogging the much-maligned Vista often comes to mind. But bypassing Vista and migrating directly from XP to the next release, Windows 7, could be a dicey proposition.
  • Microsoft sets the stage for Windows 7

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:11 am

    As users continue to grouse about Windows Vista nearly two years after its introduction, Microsoft appears relieved to turn its public focus on the next release of its flagship operating system: Windows 7.
  • Microsoft takes heat for double talk on Windows 7

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 1:40 pm

    Microsoft's announcement last week that Windows 7 would be the official name for the next big OS after Vista was met with a curious combination of confusion and yawns.
  • Clues hint Windows 7 debut in 2009

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    Microsoft may release Windows 7 as early as next November, bloggers speculated Wednesday, pointing to postings on the company's own Web site and comments made by the CEO of Asus, the company that makes the popular Eee PC line of netbooks.
  • Quiz: In their own words

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 2:53 pm

    Who aspires to have the conversational ease of a bot? Who finds it difficult to be inspirational year in and year out? Who thinks the difference between major and minor isn't about features but about time? Who is a master of understatement on the state of the economy? Take the quiz and test your knowledge.
  • Ballmer: Windows 7 is Vista, just 'a lot better'

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 9:20 am

    Windows 7 will be like Windows Vista, but more so, Microsoft Corp.CEO Steve Ballmer said today as he defended the first two years of Vista and claimed its successor will be a major release.
  • Microsoft sticks with 'Windows 7' for next OS

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 11:03 am

    Microsoft Corp. announced today that the code name for its next operating system, Windows 7, will be the product's official name.
  • Microsoft to improve Vista's problematic UAC in Windows 7

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    Microsoft plans to improve the much-maligned user account control (UAC) feature in the next version of its Windows client OS, acknowledging that the new security feature it built into Windows Vista has caused unnecessary problems for users.
  • Video

    Windows 7 Nonsense Heating Up

    Posted September 26, 2008 - 3:52 pm

    I expect Microsoft to spread FUDge everywhere about Windows 7, for all their typical reasons.
  • Microsoft confirms Windows 7 pre-beta for October

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 10:47 am

    The first pre-beta version of Windows 7 will be in the hands of developers next month, Microsoft has confirmed.
  • With Windows 7, is Microsoft echoing its Vista mistakes?

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 1:40 pm

    It seems that Microsoft learned little from the Longhorn/Vista launch and is setting out down the same road with Windows 7.

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