Microsoft: IE10 Will Not Be Supported On Windows Vista

Microsoft has spoken: Internet Explorer 10 will not run on Windows Vista—not in its developer form now, nor when the software ships later. Meaning they're officially the first browser developer to drop support for Vista. Ironic. [ComputerWorld] » 4/13/11 7:59pm 4/13/11 7:59pm

Microsoft COO Knows a Lemon When He Sees One

In his keynote speech at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, company COO Kevin Turner said that Apple's new iPhone, beset by antenna issues, "might be their Vista." Self-deprecation suits you well, Microsoft! » 7/14/10 2:51pm 7/14/10 2:51pm

Seagate Confirms 3TB HD Coming Later This Year

Seagate's senior product manager Barbara Craig confirmed rumors that the company will be releasing a monster 3TB drive later this year. That's a lot of disk space! But sorry XP users, the drive will require a 64-bit OS. » 5/17/10 4:20pm 5/17/10 4:20pm

Microsoft's Impartial, Antitrust-Friendly Browser Ballot Screen

You may have forgotten about it, but Microsoft got in to a bit of trouble with the European Commission for anti-competitive practices (including force-feeding customers IE). Microsoft's plea bargain was to add other browser options alongside its own. » 2/19/10 8:59am 2/19/10 8:59am

Windows 7 Murders Vista on Steam

Most of the gamers I knew stuck with XP during the Vista's time because it drained precious CPU cycles, but that's not the case here: Steam's released their latest stats on Windows usage, Windows 7 has already blown past Vista. » 2/09/10 11:15am 2/09/10 11:15am

Windows 7 Sales Are Great (Just Like Vista Sales in 2007)

March, 2007: Windows Vista's initial sales are great, "more than doubling" those of its predecessor, Windows XP. Flash forward to November, 2009: Windows 7 initial sales are 234% higher than Vista's. Those numbers sound awfully similar... » 11/21/09 12:20am 11/21/09 12:20am

DirectX 11 Now Available For Windows Vista

We didn't see much of a difference between DirectX 10.1 and 11, but if you're a Windows Vista user who did and has been waiting impatiently: be happy because DirectX 11 is now finally available through Windows Update. [DailyTech] » 10/29/09 6:10pm 10/29/09 6:10pm

Ballmer Optimistic About Win 7, But Says Vista Is "Very Popular"

As you know, I sat down with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to chat about all of his projects this year. Windows 7 was obviously the biggie, so we talked about it and its less beloved predecessor. » 10/22/09 10:00pm 10/22/09 10:00pm

Windows Vista Was Awesome, Don't You Remember?

The funny thing about Windows Vista is that the vast majority of launch reviews were really positive, just like the current ones for Windows 7, before it turned into an object of deep fear and intense loathing. » 10/12/09 6:59pm 10/12/09 6:59pm

Steve Ballmer: There's a Slight Chance Windows 7 Could Be Vista All…

Things I didn't expect to read today, part II: Steve Ballmer saying that the Windows 7 launch could in fact resemble Vista's very grisly debut: » 10/08/09 11:10am 10/08/09 11:10am

Giz Explains: Microsoft, Standards and Damned Standards

The other week, we explained how Apple influences a ton of what goes on in tech by shaping industry-wide standards. This week, we're gonna look at Microsoft, and what's it's done with standards. » 9/17/09 2:00pm 9/17/09 2:00pm

Windows 7 Review: You Can Quit Complaining Now

Could Windows 7 accomplish everything that's expected of it? Probably not, but it makes a damn good attempt. We've tested the gold master, the final version going out on October 22. Upgrade without trepidation, people. With excitement, even. » 8/05/09 3:01pm 8/05/09 3:01pm

Windows 7 Review, Part 2: The Best Features and Tips

You've read our final verdict, but since there's a ton of new stuff in Windows 7, we've rounded it all up here, in one easy list, with a little bonus opinionating. » 8/05/09 3:00pm 8/05/09 3:00pm

Buy Vista PC After June 26, Get Windows 7 Upgrade for Free (or At Least…

We already heard about this on the Best Buy front, but it looks like several computer makers will let you upgrade to Windows 7 for free—or at least cheaply—if you buy a Vista computer after June 26. [InfoWorld] » 6/12/09 6:39pm 6/12/09 6:39pm

OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7: The Final Countdown

It's easier than ever to pit Windows 7 and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard head-to-head: They're launching soon, both within a month of each other—and both are basically glorified service packs of the current OS. » 6/11/09 5:40pm 6/11/09 5:40pm

Best Buy: Windows 7 Isn't Just "Vista That Works" (Also: Free Upgrades)

Oops! A leaked Best Buy memo manages to both trash-talk Vista as well as give out the details of Best Buy's Windows 7 upgrade plans. » 6/05/09 2:40pm 6/05/09 2:40pm

Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista, SSD Edition

A lot of the hype around Windows 7 is predicated on how well it'll run on modest hardware, especially SSD-equipped netbooks. It certainly feels faster than Vista, but HotHardware's battery of disk benchmarks confirms: it really, really is. » 5/29/09 12:15pm 5/29/09 12:15pm

Microsoft Squeezing Out Vista SP2 'In the Coming Weeks'

Windows Vista SP2, which was released to manufacturing about a moon ago is finally getting pushed to Windows Update "in the coming weeks." [Microsoft Update via ZDNet] » 5/21/09 12:50pm 5/21/09 12:50pm

Netflix Instant Streaming Coming to Windows Media Center on Your PC

For Windows Vista users, more than 12,000 movie titles and television episodes are now available to be streamed onto your PC, and watched instantly via Netflix through Windows Media Center. » 5/20/09 12:01am 5/20/09 12:01am