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Windows 7 Performance Tests
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 18:42

   Windows 7 is efficient enough to run even on netbooks with puny processors, but it’s only marginally faster than Vista, according to PC World Test Center tests.

Nick Mediati, PC World
Sep 29, 2009 5:00 pm

Windows Vista never was particularly speedy in most people's eyes. Whether it deserved the reputation or not, the word on the street was that Vista was both slow and bloated.
Given that, it's no wonder that improving performance was one of Microsoft's design goals with Windows 7. Many reviewers have said that the new operating system feels faster than Vista. In our extensive PC World Test Center evaluations comparing the two, we found an increase in speed, though the overall improvement wasn't dramatic. [Comment...]
 
Windows 7's XP Mode Cripples Malware, Gives Attackers Headaches
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 17:07

The new version of Windows is stacking up to be the most secure to date

Jason Mick (Blog) - September 14, 2009 8:30 AM

Windows 7's XP Mode,  is actually a great security asset, crippling many types of malware, and breaking many hacker tools. This is actual an inadvertent benefit, but it is certainly welcome.  (Source: lockergnome)         [Dailytech...]    [Comments...]

 
Free Software Foundation trashes Windows 7
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 11:05
There's nothing like trashing the competition.

August 25, 2009 9:00 PM PDT
by Ina Fried

The Free Software Foundation is using the launch of Windows 7 to try to convince businesses to dump Windows in favor of an open-source operating system.
And that's exactly what the Free Software Foundation plans to do on Wednesday, staging a demonstration in Boston where it will encourage businesses to throw away Microsoft Windows in favor of free alternatives.

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Windows 7 will run 120 days for free, Microsoft confirms
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 20 August 2009 11:44

Same 'rearm' command that worked for Vista extends activation-free grace period

By Gregg Keizer
August 19, 2009 09:49 PM ET

Like its predecessor, Windows 7 can be used for up to 120 days without providing a product activation key, Microsoft confirmed today.

Although Microsoft generally touts a 30-day time limit for users to activate their copies of the company's operating system, a little-known command designed for corporate administrators can be used by anyone to "reset" the countdown up to three times.
   Late yesterday, the Windows Secrets newsletter published step-by-step instructions on using a single-line command to add an additional 90 days to the stock 30-day grace period.          [ Computer World...]     [Comments...]
 
Software Catastrophic Bug Found in Windows 7 RTM Build, Launch May be Delayed
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 06 August 2009 11:25

   Just when it looked like Windows 7 was clear to sail to market, a catastrophic bug has been found

Jason Mick (Blog) - August 6, 2009 11:05 AM

The bug reported can blue screen the OS and may result in a delay of the release date. Thus far Microsoft reportedly claims it to be a chipset drivers issue, but testers have found the bug also occurs in VMWare.
Microsoft insists its not to blame

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Microsoft kills Windows 7E, puts IE back in upcoming OS
Windows
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 03 August 2009 11:06

Bets European regulators will okay 'ballot screen' plan, lets it charge more for 'full' versions

By Gregg Keizer
August 1, 2009 05:14 PM ET

    Computerworld - Betting that European antitrust regulators will okay its proposal for a "ballot screen" and facing opposition from computer makers and corporate customers, Microsoft late Friday abandoned plans to ship Windows 7 without Internet Explorer (IE).

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