Tech Strategy Trends:

October, 2009

October 27, 2009  11:49 PM

Letting Go of Windows XP

Posted by: Tony Bradley
computer, interface, Microsoft, operating system, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows XP

I know. You've had that operating system longer than you've had kids. You have been through four cars, two homes, three jobs and a dog while maintaining the same tried and true operating system. You managed not to get swept into the Windows Vista vortex, and you're proud of it. Why stop...

October 27, 2009  8:20 AM

Microsoft Drops Windows 7 Family Guy Promotion

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Family Guy, marketing promotion, Microsoft, Windows 7

So long Stewie-- we hardly knew you. After viewing a taping of the upcoming episode it was supposed to sponsor as a marketing promotion for Windows 7, Microsoft has...

October 26, 2009  9:41 AM

The Windows 7 Whopper

Posted by: Tony Bradley
7 beef patties, Burger King, Japan, Whopper, Windows 7

I am pretty sure this would violate some FDA rules regarding nutrition, but in Japan Burger King marked the official release of Windows 7 by introducing the Windows 7 Whopper. The Windows 7 Whopper...

October 21, 2009  10:50 PM

Prepare for Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
compatibilty, devices, hardware, software, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows XP

Drum roll please.....we're down to counting hours instead of days. Tomorrow Windows 7 will be upon us. If you're part of the

October 21, 2009  7:56 AM

Acer Introduces Windows 7 Laptop with 3D Display

Posted by: Tony Bradley
3D, Acer, Aspire 5738DG, glasses, TriDef

Acer is rolling out more than just Windows 7 this Thursday. On October 22, when Windows 7 officially becomes available, Acer will be offering it on the new Aspire 5738DG...

October 18, 2009  10:36 PM

Setting Up a Home Group in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Home Group, home networking, step-by-step, video tutorial, Windows 7

Microsoft has both improved and simplified home networking and the ability to share resources between computers in Windows 7 with Home Groups. Inspired by the

October 18, 2009  10:22 PM

Microsoft Enlists Family Guy to Pitch Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Bill Gates, Family Guy, Jerry Seinfeld, launch party video, Microsoft, Seth McFarlane, The Simpsons, Windows 7

Microsoft is teaming up with the popular animated prime time show Family Guy to enlighten the masses about the virtues of Windows 7. The November 8th episode will air commercial free, but will...

October 18, 2009  9:29 PM

Success of 64-bit Internet Explorer Depends on Adobe

Posted by: Tony Bradley
64-bit, Adobe, Flash, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Silverlight, Windows 7, Windows XP

Internet Explorer has had a 64-bit version since the Internet Explorer 6 that came installed with the 64-bit version of Windows XP. It hasn't exactly caught on yet. Very few people even realize it exists since the default-- even...

October 16, 2009  8:53 AM

Stating the Obvious- Windows 7 Should Be Secure

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Linux, Mac OS X, security, Windows 7

I stumbled across an article recently titled 10 Reasons Why Reliable Windows 7 Security is Critical to Users. I use and write about Windows 7 and I tend to...

October 13, 2009  10:40 PM

Microsoft and Adobe Unleash Deluge of Patches

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Acrobat Reader, Adobe, Critical, Flaw, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Patch, Patch Tuesday, Security Bulletin, Vulnerability, Windows 7, Zero-Day

Do you use Windows? How about Internet Explorer? What the heck- do you have any Microsoft operating systems or applications on your computer? OK. Suffice it to say you are virtually guaranteed to be affected by the October Patch Tuesday. Microsoft

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