Windows Enterprise Desktop:

January, 2011


January 28, 2011  3:57 PM

Windows 7 Tally Tops 300 Million Units Sold

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While it's not anywhere near on par with MacDonald's just yet, Microsoft can now claim "more than 300 million copies of Windows 7 sold" since its general availability (GA) date on October 22, 2009. That was nearly sixteen months ago, so that puts the monthly run-rate at 18.75 million copies per...

January 26, 2011  3:37 PM

Zinstall Scores Big in SMB Sector Thanks to Cost, Convenience

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I've written about the Zinstall product before: as long ago as August 16, 2010 (Zinstall XP7 Offers Remarkable XP to Windows 7...

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January 24, 2011  3:14 PM

Train Signal Offers Interesting Take on Win 7 Deployment Training

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Last Thursday, well-known computer training company Train Signal released a DVD-based training package for Microsoft Exam

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January 21, 2011  3:03 PM

First Windows 8 Release Date Rumor Surfaces: January 7, 2013

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I just learned something new today: long-vaunted Malaysian Windows rumor/technology site ARS Technica has an equally serious rival in the Russian Federation. It's named WZOR and it's apparently a fountain of reasonably reliable rumors about many things Microsoft, including upcoming release dates...


January 19, 2011  3:34 PM

Paul Thurrot on Win7 SP1: “Minor Changes”

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Paul Thurrott's January 14, 2011, article "Sneak Peek: A Quick Look at Windows 7 Service Pack 1" confirms what Microsoft has been telling us all along — namely, no...


January 17, 2011  3:31 PM

Interesting Meta-Update Hits Windows Update, Confirms Impending SP1 Release

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When I logged onto my primary desktop this morning, I noticed a new out-of-band (OOB) update from Microsoft had hit the update center. Normally, such updates are reserved for security fixes sufficiently hot to mean that waiting for the next patch Tuesday (February 8, 2011 in this case) is not a...


January 14, 2011  3:16 PM

Rumors of Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1 Point to Imminent Release

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I always love seeing images like this one (attributed to Alex Kibkalo in this blog from Matthew Jones entitled "Rumour: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be released to OEMs tomorrow")...


January 12, 2011  3:58 PM

Old Hardware, New Uses

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In my continuing efforts to turn a balky and failing 2000/2001 vintage Dell C610 notebook into a slow but still viable Windows XP machine for my sister, I've been learning some interesting things about Dell hardware and drivers (see my previous blog "

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January 10, 2011  2:58 PM

Hooray: USB-to-IDE/SATA Converter is a Cheap, Effective Hardware Item

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Last spring, my sister announced to me that she'd purchased her son a Dell Latitude C610 notebook on eBay for around $200. "Did I do the right thing?" she asked. "I don't know," I said, "let's see how it works out." The box ran for about four months, after which it got horribly infested with...


January 7, 2011  8:04 PM

Windows 7 Crosses 20 Percent Share Line

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Reports are popping up all over the Web that Windows 7 broke the 20 percent market share barrier last month, according to figures released by Internet tracking firm NetApplications over the New Year's weekend. The company pegs Windows 7 online usage for December 2010 at 20.9% of all desktops...


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