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  • Windows 7, iOS, BYOD redefine enterprise OS landscape

    Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.

    Written by Shane O'Neill25 April 13 19:19
  • Windows Explorer explained: Easier file selection

    People who don't work with files on a regular basis have a devil of a time remembering the keyboard shortcut for selecting multiple files. (You hold down the Ctrl key while clicking each individual file.)

    Written by Rick Broida04 Dec. 10 02:29
  • Give Windows 7 (or XP) a Vista-like sidebar

    One of the things I miss about Windows Vista -- okay, the only thing I miss about Vista -- is the Sidebar. Much as I applaud Microsoft's decision to liberate its desktop gadgets, to make it so you can position them anywhere you like, did it have to be at the expense of the Sidebar itself?

    Written by Rick Broida16 Oct. 10 05:55
  • Microsoft to end support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 on July 13

    Microsoft offers support for its products for five years and extended support for another five years. That time will soon be up for Windows 2000 (desktop and server) and Windows XP SP2: July 13 is the last day that extended support will be available.

    Written by J. Peter Bruzzese10 May 10 21:03
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  • Prepare your PC for future data disasters

    Reformatting and restoring a PC is not fun--in the way spending 2 hours in the dentist's chair is not fun. You have to back up all your data (and pray that you haven't forgotten anything), reformat the hard drive, install Windows, track down missing drivers, find and reload all your software, restore your data, and pull out clumps of hair over the things you inevitably neglected to save. (Firefox plug-ins, anyone?)

    Written by Rick Broida05 Feb. 11 01:51
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  • Windows attack code out, but not being used

    It has been a week since hackers released software that could be used to attack a flaw in Windows Vista and Server 2008, but Microsoft and security companies say that criminals haven't done much with the attack.

    Written by Robert McMillan07 Oct. 09 07:21
  • Economy, Vista Slowing Windows 7 Adoption Plans

    Will IT go for Windows 7 in the next year? A new survey shows Windows 7 rollouts may proceed much slower than Microsoft would like. Plus, IT managers say they're more open to Mac and Linux alternatives.

    Written by Shane O'Neill14 April 09 00:36
  • The challenge of managing mixed virtualized Linux, Windows networks

    The sprawl of management consoles, the proliferation of data they provide and the rising use of virtualization are adding challenges to corporations looking to more effectively manage mixed Linux, Windows and cloud environments.

    Written by John Fontana28 Oct. 08 08:14