Windows 7's New Geolocation Service Introduces Privacy Problems

Cnet's Ina Fried » 11/10/08 1:58pm 11/10/08 1:58pm is covering WinHEC, Microsoft's Hardware Engineering Conference, and has discovered that Windows 7 has a new system-wide service that will offer very easily accessible geographical location services for all devices and programs. Unfortunately, their implementation seems half-baked in the security…

Windows 7 Will Only Have One 'Ready' Sticker, Down From Vista's Four

After receiving endless flak for their silly tiered Vista Compatibility scheme, Microsoft has decided to issue a single "Windows 7 Capable" sticker for hardware that works with the new OS. That means no more "Windows Home Basic", "Windows Ready", "Certified for Windows" and "Windows Ready When You Are, Asshole" labels slapped on … » 11/06/08 5:30am 11/06/08 5:30am

Fake Boy Band Ushers In Windows 7, Makes Vista Years Seem Classy

Apparently, a simple blog post » 10/06/08 8:20pm 10/06/08 8:20pm about getting Windows 7 early by attending Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in October or the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in November wasn't enough. No, Microsoft had to drive the point home by getting a fake boy band to sing a song about PDC, and…

Want Windows 7 Super Early? Get Your Conference Pants On

Who isn't ready for Windows 7? That wiser, stabler, more streamlined » 9/25/08 8:00pm 9/25/08 8:00pm OS with but an and an alleged ? Heck, even Bill Gates is excited to . You can get your hands on a "pre-beta" version of Windows 7 by attending the (PDC) in LA October 27 to 30, or the (WinHEC), also in LA shortly after, from November 5 to 7. Go get …