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  • Windows 7 in Pictures: The Coolest New Hardware

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:30 pm

    Microsoft put eye-catching hardware on display at last week's Windows 7 launch event. From netbooks and ultrathins to standard-size laptops and All-in-One touchscreen PCs, here's a closer look at some of the shiniest new Windows 7 machines.
  • Where the Wild Things Are II: Max Goes Into IT

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    They roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth...
  • Was Windows 7 worth saving XP for?

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 11:37 am

    More than 210,000 Windows users petitioned Microsoft to save Windows XP. Has a worthwhile successor finally arrived?
  • Windows 7 Launch: 10 Things Steve Ballmer Won't Say

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer prepares to announce Windows 7, we considers what we'd really like to hear him say at the glitzy New York debut. And remember, "PC guys": This is all in good fun.
  • Slideshow: The top 7 roadkill victims on the journey to Windows 7

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 12:14 pm

    Since its inception, Microsoft has made a practice of folding innovation by others into its proprietary products. Windows is no exception. Beginning with version 1.0, Windows has accreted features that often eclipsed third-party products, sometimes killing them in the process. That hit-and-run trend continues in Windows 7 today.
  • 10 people you won't see at Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 11:24 am

    Windows 7 ships on Thursday and Microsoft will undoubtedly be celebrating the release of its flagship desktop software. Here are some folks who got left off the guest list for one reason or another.
  • FAQ: How to prep for an XP-to-Windows 7 upgrade

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 10:01 am

    With Windows 7's launch fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about how to prepare your aging-but-still useful PC running Windows XP for that OS upgrade you're dying to make.
  • Windows 7: The essential guide

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 9:59 am

    InfoWorld's one-stop shop on the new Microsoft OS, what it does, how it performs, and how to deploy it
  • How to host an (un)official Windows 7 launch party

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    It's too late now to register and hold your own official Windows 7 Launch Party, but there's nothing to stop you from hosting an unofficial Windows 7 launch party. And if you're going to "go rogue" you may as well not feel constrained by the officially sanctioned Windows 7 launch party themes. In that vein, we'd like to propose a few alternative themes for your consideration.
  • Microsoft's roadkill on the journey to Windows 7

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    Since its inception, Microsoft has made a practice of folding innovation by others into its proprietary products. Windows 7 is no exception. Beginning with version 1.0, Windows has accreted features that often eclipsed third-party products, sometimes killing them in the process.
  • The 7 deadly sins of Windows 7

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    Lust, gluttony, greed, anger, envy, pride, and sloth -- Microsoft's new OS suffers from each deadly sin. Here's what you can do to minimize the toll each sin takes
  • A Guide to Windows 7 Security

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Until now, Windows Vista was the most secure version of the Windows operating system. Windows 7 picks up where Vista left off, and improves on that foundation to provide an even more secure computing experience. Here's a look at some of the more significant security enhancements in Windows 7.
  • Apple vs. Microsoft: Top 20 stolen ideas of OS wars

    Posted October 18, 2009 - 9:56 pm

    Steve Jobs once said that Microsoft stole Windows from Apple, but both sides have snatched plenty of ideas over the years.
  • Windows 7 to go: New portables for the new OS

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:30 pm

    Exciting, innovative notebooks and netbooks are being built around Windows 7. Here's a preview.
  • IE, GDI flaws good place for IT to start Patch Tuesday cleanup, experts say

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    With 13 patches released on Patch Tuesday, IT administrators have a daunting task of just deciding where to get started. Experts advise that the best place is where the most damage can happen, and where it can happen fast.
  • The Patch Tuesday Survival Guide

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:07 pm

    Overwhelmed by Tuesday's security patch avalanche from Microsoft and Adobe? Here's a collection of articles that will help you approach patch management with sanity.
  • In six years of Patch Tuesdays, 400 security bulletins, 745 vulnerabilities

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 9:58 pm

    Microsoft's massive security update for October marked the completion of the sixth year of the company's move to a monthly patch release schedule.
  • 7 tools to ease your Windows 7 rollout

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 11:09 am

    Why suffer? When it comes to upgrading Windows clients, preparation is the difference between a smooth transition and a horrible experience for both you and your users.
  • Ready for Windows 7? Here's how to deploy it right

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    How should you upgrade to Windows 7? The answers depend on several factors specific to your environment, but here are the key decisions and options you'll have to address to ensure a successful migration to Windows 7.
  • Sheraton Tries Windows 7 Touch Technology Out on Customers

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    One of the earliest adopters of Windows 7 touch-screen machines is Sheraton Hotels, which three weeks ago installed HP TouchSmart computers running Windows 7 in its Link@Sheraton workstations.
  • Upgrading to Windows 7 Could Be Heaven or Hell

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    There's been enough written about upgrading to Windows 7 to fill a library, so you'd think PC users would understand the pros, cons and pitfalls by now. Well, not quite. Most people get the gist of their Windows 7 upgrade choices, but some tricky nuances and possible snags continue to confound consumers.
  • The truth about Windows users

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 10:41 am

    As it turns out, two years after Vista's release not even 30 percent of PCs actually run it. And those that do are almost exclusively the Home Premium version, meaning that Vista is employed mainly by home users who likely got Vista preinstalled on a new PC.
  • IT Underworld takes on Windows

    Posted August 27, 2009 - 8:00 am

    From a beer-fueled expression of love for Vista to shoehorning Windows 7 onto a netbook and Windows Update fire drills, IT Underworld takes it all on.

  • Penguins, Lizards and Apple's X Factor: How Famous OS Logos Got Started

    Posted August 14, 2009 - 11:37 am

    Ronald McDonald and the NBC Peacock may get more TV air time, but today's operating systems have cool logos, too. Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Linux crowd crafted mascots ranging from cute lizards to circles of life. Here we look at the origins of the logos and look ahead to their future.
  • Top 10 open source apps for Windows, at a glance

    Posted August 7, 2009 - 10:09 am

    Every Windows user should consider making these open source utilities part of their standard applications.

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