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Windows XP


November 30, 2009  11:17 PM

Windows 7 Increases PC Demand



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mac OS X, operating system, PC sales, Windows 7, Windows XP

According to Acer, the #2 PC maker behind HP, Windows 7 is driving demand for new PC's this holiday season. That is good news for retailers, for PC makers, and for Microsoft. Initial

November 29, 2009  8:23 PM

Windows 7 Security: More Work to be Done



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, BitLocker-to-Go, DEP, file extensions, IE8, security, UAC, Windows 7, Windows Firewall, Windows XP, XP Mode virtualization

Microsoft's Windows 7 is the most secure desktop operating system it has ever produced. Of course, why shouldn't it be. It seems reasonable to...


November 27, 2009  12:54 AM

Protecting Data from Internal Threats



Posted by: Tony Bradley
compromise, enemy within, insider threat, security, Windows 7, Windows XP, Zecurion, Zecurion Partner Network, ZGate

The information security industry is built on a model of protecting internal network assets and resources from external threats. IT and security administrators are heavily invested in the concept of the network perimeter and an us-vs-them approach. The problem is that most of the threats actually...


November 8, 2009  8:24 PM

Migrate Smoothly to Windows 7 with Microsoft Solution Accelerators



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ACT, Application Compatibility Toolkit, MAP, Microsoft, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Windows 7, Windows XP

If you are only upgrading a handful of systems you can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine if they are ready to make the switch to the new operating system. Do you need to


November 7, 2009  8:05 AM

Windows 7: Working In XP Mode



Posted by: Tony Bradley
applications, drivers, legacy, Windows 7, Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP, XP Mode

Windows 7 is far better than Windows Vista was in terms of driver and application compatibility available when the operating system launched, but many users may still run into issues. Microsoft developed


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 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 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...


September 23, 2009  11:22 PM

Decison Time: Upgrade the OS or the Whole PC?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
computer, hardware, Michael Scalisi, operating system, PC World, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows XP

October 22 is right around the corner- which means Windows 7 will be officially unleashed on the general public. Unlike its much-maligned predecessor, Windows Vista, Windows 7 has garnered virtually universal praise. If you are still hanging on (with a 'from my cold, dead hands' python-style...


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