The First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad Makes No Sense

Besides the slick and probably expensive editing designed to make Jerry Seinfeld look like the more awkward of the pair, there's not a whole lot of special effects in this clip. In fact, there's not really a whole lot of anything, including laughs, information or pimping of Vista. It's kinda like Seinfeld's really… » 9/04/08 8:43pm 9/04/08 8:43pm

Microsoft's 'Mojave' Bait-And-Switch Vista Experiment Video

Remember Microsoft's Mojave experiment? Where they took XP users who didn't know a lot about Vista, stuck them in a room, showed them a mysterious OS that they loved, then revealed that it was Vista. Here's the video they took of the experiment. » 7/29/08 3:40pm 7/29/08 3:40pm

Vista Service Pack 1 Spotted, But Will It Ship?

That service pack we're all waiting for, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), might soon be shipping. Or not. In January, Microsoft said the update, code-named "Fiji," would be shipping in the second half of 2007, which is rapidly approaching. Now some quick-witted photogs snagged a snapshot of a machine running what… » 5/22/07 11:46am 5/22/07 11:46am

7 Ways to Speed Up Vista

Vista has been out in the wild just a little while now, but the goddamn OS has likely already started to fudge its pants. Here's one of those too obvious "Speed up your OS articles" by Extreme tech. It would be completely useless, except, it gets into the nitty gritty of the OS. Just because you've had enough time to… » 4/03/07 7:11pm 4/03/07 7:11pm

FCC Outs Logitech's Forthcoming Vista-Keyboard Combo

It's been a while since we've gotten any gadget news from Logitech, but now the FCC is blowing their cover with news of a wireless keyboard and mouse combo the company has in the works for Vista. Dubbed the Cordless Desktop Wave, the keyboard has a curvy design with dedicated Vista keys. Pricing is still up in the… » 4/02/07 10:24pm 4/02/07 10:24pm

Nvidia Finalizes Vista Drivers, SLI Users Still Waiting

Good news for (most) of you GeForce 8800 owners out there running Vista. Nvidia has finalized its Vista drivers so you won't be stuck with beta drivers any more. Now the bad news. All you SLI folks, well, you're still gonna have to wait since full SLI support is expected to come via another driver. Not sure how this… » 2/20/07 7:18pm 2/20/07 7:18pm

Pissed Off Gamers Ready to Sue Nvidia Over Crap Vista Drivers

Last time we checked in on Nvidia, they had yet to release final (i.e. not beta) Vista drivers for their GeForce 8000 series cards. Well, it seems like the Vista gaming community is mad and tired of waiting. They've launched a website threatening to file a class action lawsuit against Nvidia if they don't get a… » 2/07/07 2:38pm 2/07/07 2:38pm

Origami Experience Requires a UMPC on Steroids

We were hoping that Microsoft's Origami Experience would add a dash of color to our otherwise drab UMPCs, but from the looks of this video, that doesn't seem to be the case. In fact, it looks like Origami does the opposite—slowing your UMPC down to a crawl. Granted, the interface is easy on the eyes, but the lag… » 2/05/07 2:46pm 2/05/07 2:46pm

Gates Lashes Out at Apple's Mac vs. PC Ads and Speaks of Life After…

Now that the wow has officially started, Bill Gates managed to take some time out and sit down with with Newsweek's Steven Levy to talk about what we can expect from Microsoft's next operating system and what he thinks of those Mac vs PC ads. So what did Gates have to say about Apple.... » 2/02/07 10:58am 2/02/07 10:58am

Gates on the next version…

Vista and OS X, Living Together in Harmony on a MacBook

Reader Justin was inspired by all that talk of Vista running on a MacBook Pro with a Core 2 Duo processor, so he decided to try it on his MacBook with a Core Duo processor using Parallels. It turns out he's had great results: » 2/01/07 11:26am 2/01/07 11:26am

Vista and OS X fan boys, lay down your arms. Now you can have the best of both worlds, even…

Microsoft Brings Origami to UMPCs Running Vista

It's official—any of you out there running Vista on your UMPC (::crickets::) can now download the Origami Experience Pack direct from Microsoft. The pack is made up of three programs designed to make your UMPC easier to use. We've already shown you some of the screenshots in action and we have to admit, it does add a… » 1/31/07 2:12pm 1/31/07 2:12pm

Niveus' Media Center Monoliths Bring HD DVD and CableCard Support to…

Not for the faint of heart, Niveus' new Media Centers are the Rolls Royce of HTPCs. The Vista-based machines bring HDMI output to your PC along with the a next gen HD DVD drive that allows the system to deliver 1080p playback. PVR-wise, the machine will be one of the first PCs to support CableCARDs from your cable… » 1/31/07 10:44am 1/31/07 10:44am

GeForce 8800 Owners Getting Shafted by Nvidia?

It appears Vista's "wow" has yet to start for many Nvidia GeForce 8800 card owners. Because the cards lack final drivers for Vista (they're still in beta), people have reported that the new OS doesn't recognize their graphics card and as a result defaults to VGA drivers, disabling all of Vista's pretty Aero effects.… » 1/31/07 9:00am 1/31/07 9:00am

Upgrade to Vista, Lose Your XP Key?

Microsoft has set a lot of restrictions on Vista, but if this latest one holds true, it could mean the difference between upgrading or not for some people. Apparently if you buy an upgrade version of Windows Vista for your XP machine, Windows Vista will invalidate your XP key (so you won't be able to set up a… » 1/30/07 4:12pm 1/30/07 4:12pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Vista's SideShow

One of Vista's features that has caught our attention is SideShow. Think of SideShow as Vista's sidekick. With the help of these mini apps that MS calls "gadgets," SideShow can let you perform small tasks like read e-mail, check on weather, look through photos, or flip through your list of contacts regardless of… » 1/30/07 2:37pm 1/30/07 2:37pm

Windows Vista in Numbers

One of the things Microsoft reiterated throughout Monday night's Vista launch was the amount of work and testing that went into Vista. Approximately 5 million beta testers checked out the OS to make sure everything ran smoothly. As far as drivers go, Vista comes with 1.5 million drivers out of the box, so the chances… » 1/30/07 3:09am 1/30/07 3:09am

Freezing Our Eyeballs Off At The Windows Vista Launch

It's 26 degrees outside.The line for the Windows Vista launch event at the Nokia Theatre in NYC goes from the corner of 44th street all the way down and around the block to 45th street. On any other day, this spot would be filled with screaming TRL fans (the show is filmed two flights up at MTV). Today, it's too cold… » 1/29/07 4:29pm 1/29/07 4:29pm

Microsoft Vista Launch Deals

Tomorrow is Vista's official launch date and if you're one of the brave few souls who's looking to upgrade, DailyTech has rounded up a few deals that'll make the process a little easier on your wallet (just note that to get the deal you'll have to purchase Vista Home Premium or higher). Our favorite is Circuit City's… » 1/29/07 3:57pm 1/29/07 3:57pm

Anti-DRM Group Boycotting Vista Launch

Today marks a big day for Microsoft Vista, but the new OS has barely walked out the front door and already it's being hit with protests. Anti-DRM group DefectiveByDesign plans on crashing Vista's NY launch this afternoon claiming that Vista's DRM restrictions will prevent people from enjoying their content,… » 1/29/07 3:07pm 1/29/07 3:07pm