As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There's precious little time to make sure your computer isn't left to the wilds of the Internet. Here's how to make the jump to the modern…
Photoshop CS6 will be the last version to support Windows XP. If you haven't already, it's time to upgrade! [Adobe]
Although it's still far, far away from the mainstream, 4K displays do exist! Will they ever take off? It's too soon to tell, but if so, don't try to run XP with one—it's like a UI-crushing black hole.
Windows 7 is out today! Huzzah! But wait; if you're still rocking Windows XP, you might want to think twice before upgrading. Here are some reasons to stick with an old OS.
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.
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.
It's a small savings (just $5), but if you shop at Costco anyway, they look to have the best price on Windows 7 upgrades that we've seen yet.
Geez. And this is with the Lenovo employee discount, even. Thanks L!
We've all heard about Windows 7's speed gains over Vista, but how does it run Crysis?
InfoWorld has a very interesting test between Windows XP, Vista and 7 in terms of multicore performance, and it seems like Windows XP still wins (right now). But there are even more interesting things.
Unlike Microsoft, Sony never bothered to make PC drivers for their PlayStation 3 controllers; but some Japanese programmer has bridged that fjord for you.
Many have said that the future of Microsoft will be in subscription-based software, cloud computing or some combination of the two. Well, let's hope that it doesn't turn out anything like patent application 20080319910.
Windows will run soon on the iPhone using Citrix Receiver, a remote screen software that connects to a PC and gives you the illusion you are running Microsoft's operating systems, including copy and paste functionality.
While Microsoft had planned to stop selling Windows XP licenses by January 31st, the company has extended that deadline to May 30th.