Items tagged with Windows XP

The Steam Hardware Survey for August 2010 has been out for a bit, but it's always interesting to see what trends are influencing PC gamers over a period of months. There's a great deal of data available; we'll break down some of the more pertinent and interesting categories. Video Cards:DX11 Ramping Well The first... Read more...
Acer's been busy showing off its new netbook at the Taipei Computer Application Show, and there's good reason for attendees to get excited. The Aspire One AOD255, as it's been dubbed, comes configured with both Google's Android platform and Microsoft's Windows XP OS. Holy dual-booting netbook, Batman! On the hardware front, the AOD255 is a... Read more...
In a blog post this week, Microsoft made sure to remind everyone that XP's deadline date is fast approaching, making specific mention of netbooks. Come October 22, 2010, "OEMs will no longer be able to pre-install Windows XP Home on new netbook PCs," no matter how much consumers may want it. So is another stay of execution coming? Don't bank... Read more...
When we previewed Internet Explorer's new rendering engine this week we noted that the same features that made IE9's hardware-acceleration possible probably aren't compatible with Windows XP. Microsoft initially dodged giving a straight answer to the question of XP support but has since admitted that the new browser won't be XP-compatible... Read more...
Western Digital recently began to ship a new series of Caviar hard drives that included the company's Advanced Format technology. The new Caviar Green models are nearly identical to their standard brethren, but offer double the cache (64MB instead of 32MB at 1-2TB) and have a different model number. A WD10EARS is an Advanced Format drive;... Read more...
Western Digital recently began to ship a new series of Caviar hard drives that included the company's Advanced Format technology. The new Caviar Green models are nearly identical to their standard brethren, but offer double the cache (64MB instead of 32MB at 1-2TB) and have a different model number. A WD10EARS is an Advanced Format drive;... Read more...
Microsoft seems to have quite the issue on their hands. Just a few days after the company began to receive complaints that a company-issued patch was causing seemingly random freezes and reboots on select Windows XP systems, there has been yet another update from the company to inform us all that malware may be to... Read more...
A few weeks back, Microsoft confirmed the existence of a 17-year-old bug in all 32-bit versions of Windows that could, under certain circumstances, be used to gain control of a system. The flaw's usefulness was limited, since anyone with administrative access to a system probably doesn't need a hack to gain control of... Read more...
We've witnessed a stripped down version of OS X on a phone (thanks to the iPhone), and we've seen various editions of Linux ported over to the mobile side (Maemo, for instance), but a phone with Windows on it? Consider it a done deal. ITG has just announced new images and a final price point for a phone that has lived in vaporware status until... Read more...
Windows XP has lived longer than anyone, including Microsoft, ever expected, but the software giant is preparing to EOL (end-of-life) the nearly decade-old operating system. On July 13, 2010, MS will cease to support XP SP2, although critical security updates will still be provided free of charge through April 8... Read more...
Windows 7 is picking up market share quickly (in IT terms). However, much of that is at the expense of Windows Vista, as XP users are seemingly staying put, according to a (very) recent InfoWorld survey. As tracked by InfoWorld's Windows Pulse service, Windows 7 already has more than 4 percent of the market, and that's after less than a month... Read more...
Heads-up, PC enthusiasts! Windows 7--Microsoft's self-proclaimed "best OS ever" is launching to the public tomorrow. Tomorrow, junior! It hasn't even been three full years since the launch of Windows Vista, but already Microsoft is looking to put the past behind it and get on with the new. A recent survey by iYogi has... Read more...
Ah, the elusive Android netbook...well, sorta. We've been hearing for quite some time now that mainstream PC makers were looking to shove Google's phone-centric operating system onto netbooks to give buyers another option when it came time to select a mini PC, but to date, few have shown interest in actually coming... Read more...
More than just a setting, XP Mode, which we wrote about earlier, consists of a Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). This is Microsoft's "solution" for those concerned with possible issues with compatibility with older software. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the software... Read more...
It has to stop at some point, right? Or does it, really? With Windows 7 just months away from a public release (October 22, if you needed a reminder), Microsoft is yet again showing its soft spot for Windows XP. Right or wrong, the general public view of Windows Vista is that it didn't live up to the hype, and in many respects, WinXP is a... Read more...
 One of the biggest limitations to the Starter editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista is being able to run only 3 concurrent applications on a PC at a time (excluding background processes such as anti-virus software, wireless and Bluetooth, and system tools like Explorer and Control Panel). As Windows 7 Starter is going to be available... Read more...
Believe it or not, Windows 7 is about to take the computing world by storm. If all goes to plan, we'll see Microsoft's latest (and hopefully greatest) OS on store shelves by the time 2009 draws to a close, but it remains to be seen who all will be jumping to upgrade. According to Darrel Ward, director of product management for Dell's business... Read more...
A recent announcement from Microsoft should make it easier to convince Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of its operating system. For a while now, the company has been working on a Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 that will enable Windows 7 to run applications that were designed for Windows XP using virtualization. Sources familiar... Read more...
Windows XP is set to enter the Extended Support phase of its life, moving out of Mainstream Support, as planned, Microsoft said on Monday. In an email, Microsoft said: "On April 14, Windows XP will transition from the mainstream support phase to the extended support phase, as planned and previously announced."Mainstream Support usually only... Read more...
These days, specifications on netbooks are almost predictable. Without looking, we'd say there's an 85% chance that any given netbook you look at has a 1.6GHz Atom processor, a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM and no optical drive. Oh, and Windows XP -- it probably has Windows XP. In fact, the vast majority of netbooks today have Microsoft's not-exactly-newest... Read more...
Tacitly acknowledging the problems its had getting people to adopt Windows Vista vs. Windows XP, Microsoft said on Tuesday that it will be selling upgrade versions from Windows XP to Windows 7. However, the upgrade will really only apply to pricing; there won't be a way to do an in-place install of Windows 7 over Windows XP. Instead, the end... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard's ready to release its latest MediaSmart servers, and, for a change, they don't hate the Mac.The EX485/EX487 are designed for home or home office use, in large part to enable you -- or your friends and family -- to access any media (music, photos, videos, etc.) via the Internet. You can network all your media files from all... Read more...
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