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July 19, 2013  3:09 PM

How Microsoft is like a woodpecker



Posted by: Eugene Demaitre
Enterprise desktop, Windows 7, Windows Vista

By Diana Hwang As I sit on my friend's porch in New Hampshire staring at a lake, I can see and hear the woodpeckers as they drum on various trees around her property in search of food. Microsoft reminds me of a woodpecker as it hops from tree to tree pecking to find the one...

August 3, 2012  3:25 PM

Windows 7 is trending to surpass Windows X Desktop Share in August, 2012



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows XP

Though other market followers have already intoned the inflection point between Windows XP and Windows 7 -- namely, the point at which the old (XP) finally dips below the new (Win7) -- tracking firm NetMarketShare has not yet seen its sampling of millions of PC users indicate that Windows 7 has...


July 27, 2012  7:59 PM

Windows 7 Will Be Around for a Long, Long Time



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 8

I had to chuckle this afternoon when I read Ed Bott's latest Operating Systems piece. It's entitled "How to skip Windows 8 and...

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July 20, 2012  12:57 PM

Microsoft Reports First-Ever Quarterly Loss, But Some Analysts See Relief in Sight Next Quarter…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
General Availability, Microsoft quarterly report, Windows 7, Windows 8

Listening to NPR this morning, I heard the news that the company is reporting its first-ever quarterly loss in 26 years in business. The loss of six cents per share stems from MS's decision to write off $6.2 B from its unhappy acquisition of online advertising service aQuantive, which failed to...


July 11, 2012  4:31 PM

A Tale of Two Windows: 7 and 8



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Windows 7, Windows 8

Apparently, there's been a worldwide conference for Microsoft partners in Toronto recently, because ZDNet Windows maven Mary Jo Foley

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June 9, 2012  8:45 PM

Microsoft Sells Over 600M Copies of Windows 7



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8

Earlier this week (June 6) at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft Corporate VP Steven Guggenheimer announced that Microsoft has sold over 600...


April 30, 2012  4:23 PM

Who Thinks Windows 8 Is Ready for Prime Time?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Hyper-V, Windows 7, Windows 8

I had a very interesting conversation with former Microsoft MVP and current MS employee and "virtualization guy" John Savill last Friday. I've recently had to back out of my role as a primary author for an upcoming Windows 8 book, thanks to a welcome and unexpected surfeit of expert witness work,...


April 16, 2012  4:22 PM

Maximizing an SSD Conversion Experience



Posted by: Ed Tittel
SSD, Windows 7

For many Windows 7 (and even some Windows 8 ) users switching over to a solid state disk, or SSD, comes after the OS has already been installed to a conventional drive. The adventure begins -- but doesn't end -- with cloning the old HD to an SSD. That's because although Windows 7 or 8 will happily...


April 11, 2011  1:35 PM

What’s in a number? Windows 7 Market Share Stats…



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Market Share, Windows 7

OK, so I've been watching Windows 7 market share numbers climb steadily month after month, ever since its general availability date in October 2009. Here's what the latest marketshare distribution looks like for March 2011, according to


April 19, 2010  3:01 PM

Windows 7 Boosts Demand for Desktop Support Staff



Posted by: Ed Tittel
UK Network World reports Windows 7 is driving helpdesk hiring, Windows 7, Windows 7 drives IT employment

Given that the IT sector is lagging the overall rebound in employment across all industries, both inside and outside the US, I'm always glad to see the occasional ray of sunshine where IT is concerned. That's why I read this April 17 story from the UK edition of Network World with greater than...


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