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 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

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 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

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

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

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