Internet Explorer 9 made the somewhat controversial decision to leave Windows XP users behind, and IE10 is getting ready to extend the legacy OS snub to Vista users now as well. Microsoft confirmed the rumor this week during its annual MIX conference where a preview version of IE10 was made available, and the company made no apologizes for not supporting Vista.
The champagne corks must be popping at Redmond today. According to stat tracking group Pingdom, Windows 7 usage just passed Windows XP in the US. Of all operating systems, XP use is still at 31.56%, but Windows 7 has vaulted to 31.71%. It's about time.
You like Google Docs! I like Google Docs! We all like Google Docs!
If you fall into one of those three categories, then you know that Google Docs is a great, Web-based tool for creating, editing, and sharing documents—especially among larger groups of contributors than merely yourself. However, you’ll also know that Google Docs is fairly worthless if you aren’t browsing it from its official home page. Minus a few tricks here and there, there’s really little you can do outside of Google Docs: It’s the website or it’s nuttin’
Well, a new freeware tool has just popped up on our radar that gives you some new “offline” functionality for Google Docs. Read on to find out more!
Last week, a senior Dell executive dismissed the iPad’s chances of enterprise glory, citing concerns about its high price. But he seemed quite confident of his company’s “considered approach to tablets.” He touted Dell’s decision of giving people a lot of choices through a “multi-OS” (Android and Windows 7) tablet strategy. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, the Windows 7 component of that multi-OS strategy is unlikely to appear before fall. Hit the jump for more.
Using a pen and paper is so yesterday. The same goes for typing. Come on people: We’ve been hunting and pecking for more than 100 years! Where’s the progress? Our thoroughly modern civilization deserves a progressive method for data input. If you haven’t already embraced the speech-recognition features baked into Windows 7, it’s about time that you did. The future is now. Let us show you the way.
While we haven't run into issues ourselves, there has been a spattering of complaints online about systems being borked after installing Windows 7's first Service Pack. Microsoft acknowledged the problem via a Knowledge Base article (975484), in which the Redmond software giant says your computer may freeze or restart to a black screen with error message 0xc0000034 after applying SP1. Hit the jump to find out what you can do.
With all-in-one (AIO) PCs driving most of the growth within the non-mobile computer market, it is no surprise that vendors are increasingly focusing on this lucrative category. Taiwan-based Asus is also constantly trying to raise its all-in-one game. The ET2700 is its latest play for dominance in the burgeoning market for AIOs. Hit the jump to see the ET2700 in action.
Most of Windows 7’s accessibility options are, at best, of dubious usefulness to the average PC user. And that’s fine, as they’re generally designed for people with special needs, and can be easily deactivated. There’s one accessibility option, however, that can be a big help to anyone: Mouse Keys.
The wait is over, folks. If you're not a TechNet subscriber and/or wanted no part of playing around with a non-final release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, then today's your day. Microsoft today made good on its promise to deliver SP1 to the general public on February 22, though there's a few things you should know before you go out and grab it.
Internet Explorer 9 has hit the release candidate milestone and Microsoft is behaving like any browser vendor would when its browser reaches a new development milestone. You guessed it right, Redmond is touting the blazing speeds brought along by the Release Candidate. Read on for a complete list of enhancements.