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Tue
27
Mar
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So, Why Are Vista Sales Low?

Without a doubt, the most important product release in the computer and general tech world in recent memory has been Vista, Microsoft's latest operating system (OS). In development for a decade, it's meant the employment of some 10,000 MS workers, ... laboring day and night to iron out the many bugs inherent to such an upgrade. However, as hyped as the January 2007 home release of the operating system was, sales have been low. Is this the result of a poor product, or simply the economic and logistical circumstances of the global business environment? According to many insiders, it isn't the ... (view more)

Fri
23
Mar
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Research Suggests Exchange 2007 Migration to Reach $50B

The recent release of Microsoft Vista and Exchange 2007 has IT managers and system administrators taking a long hard look at upgrading their organization's infrastructures reports. (Source: processor.com ). While there may be some advantages to the ... new products such as enhanced security features, optimized mobility functions and integrated searching, there are just as many if not more challenges, including hardware upgrades and compatibility issues. Keith McCall, founder and CTO of Azaleos, a company that builds appliances with Microsoft software preloaded and preconfigured then provides ... (view more)

Thu
22
Mar
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Vista: No Activation Required for 1 Year

Some versions of Windows Vista can be run for at almost a year without being activated, says Brian Livingston . Livingston, who publishes the Windows Secrets newsletter said that a single change to Vista's Registry lets users put off the operating ... system's product activation requirement an additional eight times beyond the three disclosed last month. With more research, said Livingston, it may even be possible to find a way to postpone activation indefinitely. Despite the fact that Microsoft has online documentation spelling out the pertinent Registry key, Microsoft promptly labelled the ... (view more)

Wed
21
Mar
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Is Vista Worth It?: A Closer Look

Is Vista worth it? With all the hoopla, hype, and criticism floating around the 'net since Vista's release, it's no wonder users are confused as to whether the leap to Microsoft's new operating system is a good investment. In a recent article by ... Laptop Magazine, author Jeffrey Wilson wrote that "it's no secret that Microsoft's new operating system offers plenty of additional functionality over XP and gives users a much better experience overall." It's also no secret that Vista has taken some serious heat in recent weeks for a number of issues, the most frequently reported surrounding ... (view more)

Fri
16
Mar
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Vista Hype: Fact or Fiction?

Being fair minded while discussing Microsoft is difficult for me considering all the illegal activities their management has engaged in, and have been convicted for, in both U.S. and International Courts over the years. But, I do try hard to be as ... open-minded as I possibly can when talking about their software. With that in mind, I wanted to talk to you about Vista and all the hype that has been blowing around in the wind. It is confusing, conflicting, and in some cases, just too hard to believe! Let me begin. On one hand, you hear Microsoft touting the virtues of Vista as the Best OS since ... (view more)

Wed
14
Mar
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More Vista Headaches for iTune Users

After several attempts to make iTunes compatible with Windows Vista, Apple is still discovering defects and incompatibility issues. The iTunes software is a crucial component when synching music to be downloaded onto iPod portable players. Even ... though Apple recently released iTunes 7.1, the company urges customers not to install the product on Vista-ready computers until all the incompatibility issues are resolved. (Source: denverpost.com ) Apple has since removed warnings from their website in favor of a cautionary notice that acknowledges some glitches with the program -- which includes ... (view more)

Tue
13
Mar
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Intel Won't Upgrade to Vista: For Now

Intel, who has not benefited from expected boosts in sales after the Microsoft Windows Vista launch, has decided not to upgrade its PCs to Vista until the first service pack has been released. Once the service pack is released, Intel says they will ... still hold off on a full Vista roll-out. (Source: PC Advisor UK ) "I know of no organization that is going to adopt it before Service pack 1 is out -- that's in the second half of this year -- and that includes us. Starting in the second half of this year we'll do a modest deployment, and continue into next year. That's the large company approach ... (view more)

Wed
07
Mar
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Best Crack of Vista Yet: Now Available

Although critics have argued over the necessity of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista, there's little doubt that it does improve upon the security and simple visual functions offered by XP. That's the primary reason behind hacker ... attempts to crack the software, with moderate success stories in the past few months. Now, it appears as though the most complete crack yet has been made available, one that can avert the problematic activation period. Previous hacks to Vista, while said to be useful, have been only partially complete. That's because they've been largely subject to ... (view more)

Fri
02
Mar
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Tech Expert Says: Vista Beats XP Hands Down!

Although Windows Vista has only been on the business market since November, with home users getting their hands on it almost exactly one month ago, many industry experts have been using it for much longer. One such long-time user is ZDNet blogger ... Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, who recently spouted his rather positive feelings towards Vista. It's in the massively upgraded interface that Kingsley-Hughes finds himself so impressed with Microsoft's latest operating system (OS). That's where he finds it beats XP "hands down", with efficiency features like an improved Start Menu, improved search engine, ... (view more)

Thu
22
Feb
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Switch to Vista, Get Free WiFi Internet

With Windows Vista being available for several weeks now, some casual PC users are still hesitant to trade in their Windows XP (or in some cases, Windows '98) operating systems. The reason for failing to make the switch for many consumers is the ... cost of purchasing the new operating system and its believed proneness to bugs and hacking. Microsoft has addressed the latter concern by providing a revamped spyware package known as Microsoft OneCare. The company hopes that consumers will be more inclined to make the transition if they feel that the company is providing outlets for the safety of ... (view more)

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