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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...

July 10, 2009  4:34 PM

Windows Internals (Inside Windows) Gets Welcome Update



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Alex Ionescu, book review, David A. Solomon, ISBN-13: 978-0735625303, ISBN: 0735625301, Mark Russinovich, Windows 2008, Windows internals, Windows Internals 5e, Windows Vista

Late last week, a small but heavy box showed up at my door. I'd long since forgotten bugging Mark Russinovich last December for a review copy of the latest edition of his Windows internals book:


June 15, 2009  11:18 PM

Meet A Key Figure Behind the Win7 UI: Julie Larson-Green



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, enterprise Windows 7, enterprise Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Vista

A great story in Western Australia Today (WAtoday.com.au) features Ms. Larson-Green, the person behind the ribbon technology introduced in Office 2007, who has since taken over ownership of the Windows 7 UI and its usability (called "Windows Experience") prior to the imminent launch of that new...


May 9, 2009  3:17 PM

Bitten by the “Eval” nature of Vista SP2 RC?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, upgrading from Windows Vista SP2 RC to final release version, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 RC, Windows Vista SP2 RC expiration date, Windows Vista SP2 release candidate

In my frenzy to test and evaluate Vista SP2 for stability I built myself a test system around the slipstreamed version of Vista x64 SP2 RC available from MSDN for download to subscribers. And while my results were overall positive--FWIW, SP2 seems to add significantly to Vista stability and...


April 29, 2009  3:26 PM

Vista SP2 is Done, Done, Done But Not Yet on Tap



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Vista SP2 availability

BitTorrent is turning into an unofficial prerelease mechanism for Microsoft software these days. It's cartainly become a nonpareil source for Windows 7 builds that's right in synch with Microsoft's own internal releases. Yesterday Vista SP2 was already available online in Torrent form hours before...


April 27, 2009  4:13 PM

Installing an OS on x64 Vista insides Virtual PC 2007



Posted by: Ed Tittel
64-bit Vista, Enterprise Vista, installing an OS into Virtual PC 2007, lessons learned on Virtual PC 2007, Remote Desktop Connection, Virtual PC 2007, Windows Vista, x64 Vista

OK, so I'm climbing a learning curve with x64 Vista and Microsoft Virtual PC that is at times frustrating, at other times just plain weird, but always interesting and even sometimes moderately entertaining. I'm starting to get the hang of this whole Virtual Machine thing at long, long last and have...


April 17, 2009  4:52 PM

Windows 7 Predictions: Hits and Misses



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 predictions, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Of the many and varied sources of Windows information I read regularly, the coverage at OSNews.com is always interesting, often insightful, and even funny or mordant on occasion. That's why I read Thom Holwerda's recent story "Y


April 13, 2009  3:12 PM

“Roll Back To Vista for Next Win7 RC” sez MS



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, suprising production use of Win7, upgrading Vista to Win7, Win7 clean install, Win7 Release Candidate install, Win7 upgrade install, Windows Vista

An interesting report from ComputerWorld surfaced this morning — namely, a request from Microsoft for Windows 7 beta testers to restore Vista on their test machines before upgrading to the upcoming release candidate (RC) version of that software. This is a reworked version of a story that...


April 6, 2009  6:46 PM

TX Legislature Inveighs Against Vista



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Windows Vista, Windows Vista adoption, Windows Vista blocked, Windows Vista legislation

On April 2, ComputerWorld reported that the Texas Senate included a rider in its 2009-2010 state budget that blocks state agencies from upgrading to Windows Vista without...


March 27, 2009  4:00 PM

Vista Grows Market Share: Too Little, Too Late?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, Internet traffic trends, StatCounter, waiting for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista marketshare, Windows XP marketshare

On March 23, Sam Diaz blogged for ZDnet that Vista's market share has apparently climbed past 30% for the first time, according to an analysis by Web traffic monitoring company


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