If you're planning on purchasing a new PC with XP preinstalled, do it before the end of the month. June 30th marks Microsoft's end-of-availability deadline for XP, but some OEMs plan to still ship PCs with the aging OS by taking advantage of downgrade rights built into Vista's Business and Ultimate flavors. However, buyers of Dell's Vostro line of desktops and notebooks will pay a $20 to $50 premium for the downgrade compared to just sticking it out with Vista. This begs the question, how deep (in your wallet) is your devotion to XP?
Patch Tuesday for June has arrived, bringing a bevy of security fixes along with a very important update for AMD-based Windows XP systems having problems updating to SP3, so pry yourself away from the barbeque grill and find out what's being fixed - and why.
June might be the beginning of summer, but Microsoft's not on vacation. They've been listening to gripes about Windows (Desktop) Search and Windows Home Server, and they're rolling out the solutions we need.
Tired of Vista installation bloat? Looking for an easy way to set up an unattended install process? Wishing for a faster way to tweak your favorite settings after Vista is installed? There’s an easy solution for all these scenarios, thanks to a little program called vLite.