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  • Dell triples charge to downgrade PCs to XP to $150

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 10:52 am

    More than five months after it stopped selling its popular Inspiron line of consumer desktop and laptop PCs with Windows XP , Dell Inc. is offering the systems with the aging operating system for a surcharge of US$150 over the newer Windows Vista.
  • Used PCs sought for Windows XP

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 8:47 pm

    Some used PCs are being purchased not just for the hardware, but also because it's a cheap way to acquire Windows XP, analysts said.
  • Used PCs sought for Windows XP

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    Some used PCs are being purchased not just for the hardware, but also because it's a cheap way to acquire Windows XP, analysts said.
  • Flawed AVG antivirus update cripples Windows XP PCs

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 3:40 pm

    A flawed signature update to AVG Technologies' antivirus software over the weekend crippled some Windows XP PCs by mistakenly deleting a critical system file.
  • Colombia signs up for OLPC laptops with Windows

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    Colombia signed on as the second country to use OLPC laptops armed with Windows XP.
  • Microsoft discontinues Windows... 3.x

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 11:39 am

    If you're hurting that Microsoft will soon discontinue Windows XP, you may take heart in the fact that the company has only just put an end to Windows 3.x.
  • ActiveX bugs pose threat to Vista, Microsoft reports

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:57 pm

    Although computers running Windows Vista are significantly less likely to be infected with attack code than machines running Windows XP, the newer operating system continues to be threatened by Microsoft's own ActiveX browser plug-in technology.
  • Microsoft: Data shows Vista more secure than XP

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 10:42 am

    Microsoft's latest security report shows the number of vulnerabilities found in its software fell for the first half of the year.
  • Microsoft says Windows flaw could bring worm attack

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Microsoft fixed a critical bug in its Windows operating system Thursday, saying that it is being exploited by online criminals and that it could eventually be used in a widespread "worm" attack.
  • Microsoft responds to Chinese user outrage over piracy tool

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 10:00 am

    Microsoft on Thursday responded to user outrage over a new anti-piracy plug-in that blacks out the screen of computers loaded with pirated software.
  • Microsoft to rush out emergency Windows patch

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 9:55 am

    Microsoft will rush out an emergency security patch for Windows users on Thursday.
  • Pirates prefer Windows XP over Vista, says Microsoft

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 11:35 am

    Software counterfeiters pass on Windows Vista and instead prefer to pirate Windows XP, a Microsoft Corp. attorney said Tuesday, outlining a practice that tracks with the leanings of many of the company's customers.
  • Windows XP users get six more months

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 2:04 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has thrown another lifeline to Windows XP users, extending by six months its cutoff date for stopping shipments of the seven-year-old operating system to PC vendors.
  • Exploit code loose for six-month-old Windows bug

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 3:33 pm

    Microsoft Thursday acknowledged that exploit code is circulating for a vulnerability it acknowledged six months ago, but has yet to patch.
  • Three keyboard shortcuts you need to learn right now

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 9:40 pm

    You know that Windows key on your keyboard? Most people overlook it, but that's a mistake. One press is the same as clicking the Start button with your mouse. And pressing it in concert with other keys can save you from having to reach for the mouse at all. Here are three Windows-key shortcuts you should memorize immediately:
  • Microsoft grants Windows XP yet another reprieve

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 4:11 pm

    Microsoft has extended the availability of Windows XP on new PCs by six months, the company confirmed Friday.
  • What processes are safe to close?

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 9:39 am

    You get a lot of processes when you press CTRL-ALT-DELETE, bring up the Task Manager, and click the Process tab. It's impossible to say with any certainty which ones you can safely close. But here's a simple rule: Don't close any process without first finding out what it does.
  • Peru to be first with new OLPC laptop with Windows

    Posted September 16, 2008 - 9:22 am

    The government of Peru will run the first ever trial of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) association's low-cost XO laptop running on Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, putting the nation at the heart of a software controversy.
  • Microsoft patches focus on Windows desktop

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 3:17 pm

    Microsoft has released four sets of security updates for its products, fixing critical flaws in the Windows desktop.
  • HP extends laptop battery life to 24 hours

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 9:26 am

    HP will release a laptop next month that can run for to 24 hours using a high-capacity battery -- but only if it's running Windows XP.
  • When Windows Update won't update

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 10:03 am

    When Windows Update gets a bee under its bonnet and simply refuses to work, the problem rarely goes away on its own and the exact cause isn't always easy to diagnose and fix. Here are some solutions to a very specific, very common, Windows XP specific Windows Update problem.
  • Microsoft tweaks anti-piracy check for Windows XP

    Posted August 26, 2008 - 8:21 pm

    Microsoft has updated software that verifies whether a copy of Windows is genuine in its Windows XP Professional edition, making it similar to the notification in Windows Vista and thus more persistently visible to users.
  • Put new life into Windows XP

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 10:31 am

    Microsoft may have given up on Windows XP, but that doesn't mean you have to. While there's plenty of life in the old operating system, there's also a good chance XP may start looking long in the tooth to you. The good news is you don't have to live with an XP that feels sluggish or looks and acts outdated. In this article, we'll show you plenty of ways to spiff up XP -- and make it faster and more reliable -- without spending a penny. So come along and get your free DIY Windows XP upgrade.
  • U.S. loses out in Lenovo's Linux netbook push

    Posted August 6, 2008 - 10:26 am

    People in most markets Lenovo serves, including Singapore, China and the U.K., will be offered the company's new IdeaPad netbooks with either Microsoft Windows XP or a Linux OS, but users in the U.S. won't have that option.
  • Forrester: Vista is like 'new Coke'

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 5:22 pm

    Fewer than one in eleven of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises runs Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research Inc. Of the 50,000 enterprise users surveyed by the Cambridge, Mass. analyst firm, 87.1% were still running Windows XP at the end of June, compared to 8.8% for Vista.
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