All posts tagged Microsoft Windows

Reviewing Windows 8 reviews – as “exhausting” as using the new OS

Tweet My accountant the other day said she’s in the market for a new PC and asked if she and her family should upgrade to Windows 8. Having covered PC technology for many years, she thought I might have some […]

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Upgrading Desktop PC require work and research, but it handsomely pays off

I just bought a new desktop after eight years living on a Dell 8300 Pentium 4 for which I plunked down $2562 on April 2, 2003. This time around,

Buying a Long Overdue Desktop

[caption id="attachment_1658" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Dell Studio XPS 8100"][/caption] It's been almost eight years since I acquired my last desktop computer. It's time to go shopping for a new

They’re Mini-Notebooks, not Netbooks

[caption id="attachment_745" align="alignright" width="100" caption="IDC's O'Donnell: Mini-notebooks, not netbooks"][/caption] I just got off the horn (real reporters never call it the phone) Bob O'Donnell who tracks netbooks, er,

Android Netbook Appears: Lookout Wintel

One of the first Android netbooks is being billed as an "easy to use full functioning PC" and presents tangible evidence  of a  shift away from the Wintel

Bloggers Square off on Windows 7 Starter for Netbooks editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff takes issue with a post by Computerworld blogger Seth Weintraub and anyone else who are arguing Window 7 Starter could be a

Windows 7 Starter Open Doors for Others OSes

[caption id="attachment_605" align="alignleft" width="128" caption="The door just opened a bit for Android."][/caption] Now we know why Windows XP owns a reported 97% of the netbook market. Microsoft was virtually

HP Drops Mini 1000 price, Dell Still Lowest

Netbook price trench warfare continues unabated with HP lowering the official price on its low-end HP Mini 1000 to $279.99.  While it has twice as much storage

Considering the Windows 7 Beta Download

[caption id="attachment_148" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Windows 1.0 welcome screen"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_149" align="alignnone" width="284" caption="Windows 7 Jump Lists"][/caption] My quarter century covering information technology pretty much mirrors the evolution of Microsoft

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