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January 2, 2008  12:39 PM

2008: the year for Vista?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
vista, Windows, XP

Since I began writing about operating systems, some 16 years ago, every release of a Microsoft operating system I have witnessed has promised greater productivity. Productivity...and how exactly do you measure that? Arguably, the Windows application programming interface has evolved with each...

October 8, 2007  10:09 PM

Vista incompatibility solved, well maybe…

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Aok, Astrazeneca, ChangeBase, Microsoft, MSI, vista, Windows

Sometimes I come across products that seem like a really good idea, that really try to solve a genuine problem. Last month Newham Borough Council's CIO, Richard Steel, told me that he would have to

June 18, 2007  6:38 PM

Forced upgrades

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
upgrade, vista

I've tracked the IT industry for many years and it does appear the hardware and software providers' only goal is to get you to buy new kit. Now while they have to make money, it does seem totally unnecessary for something as open as the PC architecture to limit upgradeability. For instance, when...

June 11, 2007  8:34 PM

Green shift to lower emissions

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Green IT, PC, vista

The BBC website is reporting on "Green Shift", a taskforce led by Manchester City Council to oversee the piloting of a "green PC" service in which individual machines use 98% less energy than standard PCs. The way the PC industry operates is...

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