Windows XP

HP: Windows XP’s death will save PCs like Windows 8 couldn’t

HP: Windows XP’s death will save PCs like Windows 8 couldn’t

HP is expecting Windows XP finally being killed off to have more of an impact on its PC sales than Windows 8 ever managed, with the OS retirement expected to open up a huge market of upgraders who have so far held off from buying fresh hardware. The change in platforms, as Windows XP extended support finally ends in April 2014, will see many users - particularly in businesses - finally replace their PCs, HP said on Monday, Computerworld reports, something the company aims to capitalize on.

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Microsoft urges businesses to upgrade from Windows XP

Microsoft urges businesses to upgrade from Windows XP

With exactly one year left before Microsoft cuts off all support for Windows XP, Microsoft is urging businesses who are still running the decade-old operating system to upgrade to either Windows 7 or Windows 8. It has also cut off support to Office 2003 today. It has cited a lot of reasons that businesses should upgrade their software, including security risks and lack of technical support if things go awry. It has even offered some nice incentives to upgrading.

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Symantec antivirus update causes Windows XP machines to crash

Symantec antivirus update causes Windows XP machines to crash

Customers were not happy after security firm Symantec made a recent update to its antivirus software, causing some Windows-based PCs to crash repeatedly, showing a dreadful “blue screen of death” in many cases. The company released a statement on its website saying it received a number of reports with machines running Windows XP that were continuing to show the blue screen after rebooting.

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Windows XP support countdown timer begins now

Windows XP support countdown timer begins now

As of today, you have exactly two years left to get support on your Windows XP-powered computers. The same goes for Microsoft Office 2003. Okay, so it's not exactly time to flip over the sand timer, but it is finally a real milestone that points to the death of an operating system that, for years and years and years, simply would not die. And it means that hordes of companies around the country are finally going to need to upgrade.

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Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14-inch Mobile Monitor Hands-on [Video]

Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14-inch Mobile Monitor Hands-on [Video]

This week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 in New York City, we were shown an odd new device by Lenovo. This device was (and is) the ThinkVision LT1421 14-inch Mobile Monitor. It's a bland name, but I assure you, the concept is certainly there. This monitor was announced a few weeks ago in sort of a silent matter, but here we've got it out in the open and ready to be used by our hands and our eyes, and all of it courtesy of Lenovo Brand Ambassador Stephen Miller, a fellow you'll likely see in several Lenovo videos at conventions and presentations galore. He knows his Lenovo, and he was glad to show off this neat new device for us in a video here in this post.

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Windows 8, Microsoft’s Great Touch-based Hope

Windows 8, Microsoft’s Great Touch-based Hope

This week we've been introduced by Microsoft to their next hero operating system Windows 8. This OS is optimized to work on every machine starting at the smallness of a tablet form factor reaching up servers hosting processors galore. Its versatile, just as versatile as any previous version of Windows has been and more, it's made to work with both touch-based gestures and/or keyboard and mouse-based actions. Applications here in Windows 8 are optimized for teamwork between themselves, connections, syncing, and the ability of Windows 8 software to run any app from Windows 7 makes this a value proposition that may well be right up the alleys of a vast population in both the USA and abroad.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

During a lovely September week in 2011, Microsoft Windows 8 was announced and launched for developers. The event this launch occurred at was what Microsoft was presenting as a welcome to Windows 8, especially in regards to the 5,000 developers at BUILD, launching the platform with there eyes directly fixed on applications, the whole situation a large opportunity for developers. This is the beginning of Windows 8 as it exists in a sense that there's no product launch here from Microsoft, instead there's an opportunity for 3rd party developers to get on board here right at the start of the next-wave OS. What lies beneath is a living document which takes what Microsoft Windows 8 is at the start here in 2011 and how it will evolve over time.

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Hanvon TouchPad B20 Hands On

Hanvon TouchPad B20 Hands On

While we were at Hanvon, and we got time to play with the Android tablet running Microsoft Word and other Office applications, we managed to steal some face time with another tablet the company is creating -- the TouchPad B20. This device is bigger than the Android version, and Hanvon decided to go with Microsoft's Operating System, instead of Google's mobile offering.

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