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DirectX 12 will not be supported on Windows 7
DirectX 12 will not be supported on Windows 7
Despite being the most popular Windows operating system, by far, it appears gamers who want the benefits of the upcoming DirectX 12 will have ...... 15 Nov 2014 - 32 comments
Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft has halted the retail sale of some versions of its still-popular Windows 7 operating system, and of its successor Windows 8. Specifically, ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 19 comments
HP to prominently sell PCs with Windows 7, with the OS 'back by popular demand'
HP to prominently sell PCs with Windows 7, with the OS 'back by popular demand'
HP, the world's second largest PC maker, has begun emailing customers that "Windows 7 is back" as an option for those looking to buy new PCs. ...... 20 Jan 2014 - 20 comments
Toshiba: All of our enterprise sales are for Windows 7 devices, not Win8
Toshiba: All of our enterprise sales are for Windows 7 devices, not Win8
Despite Windows 8's growth over the past year, the operating system has not made a dent in the business market, at least not according to one major player. ...... 12 Oct 2013
Microsoft makes developer preview of IE11 available for Windows 7 users
Microsoft makes developer preview of IE11 available for Windows 7 users
Microsoft has made its Internet Explorer 11 browser available as a developer preview for Windows 7 users. The browser will be built into ...... 26 Jul 2013 - 6 comments
Support for Windows 7 without service pack ends tomorrow
Support for Windows 7 without service pack ends tomorrow
Support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (without Service Pack 1) will end tomorrow, so it is certainly time to upgrade if you have not yet. End ...... 08 Apr 2013 - 19 comments
Windows 8 continues slow growth in global operating system market share
Windows 8 continues slow growth in global operating system market share
According to the most recent NetMarketShare figures, Windows XP remains relevant in the global market share in the operating system world. ...... 05 Mar 2013 - 10 comments
Internet Explorer 10 now available for Windows 7
Internet Explorer 10 now available for Windows 7
Microsoft has quietly rolled out its latest Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 users. The release preview was made available in mid-November, ...... 27 Feb 2013 - 18 comments
Windows 7 RTM support ends in April
Windows 7 RTM support ends in April
Microsoft is reminding Windows 7 users that support for Windows 7 RTM ends on April 9, 2013, so its time to install the service pack. Windows ...... 20 Feb 2013 - 6 comments
Microsoft will give Windows 7 users some DirectX 11.1 features
Microsoft will give Windows 7 users some DirectX 11.1 features
Just a week ago, Microsoft announced that DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. The company said there were no plans to make it available ...... 19 Nov 2012 - 10 comments
DirectX 11.1 will be exclusive to Windows 8
DirectX 11.1 will be exclusive to Windows 8
Microsoft has announced that DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. The company says there are no plans to make it available for Windows ...... 12 Nov 2012 - 10 comments
No Service Pack 2 coming for Windows 7?
No Service Pack 2 coming for Windows 7?
According to a new report, Microsoft will not release a second service pack for Windows 7. Instead of packaging everything into a service ...... 25 Oct 2012 - 19 comments
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in Web traffic
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in Web traffic
According to the latest numbers from research firm Net Applications, Windows 7 has surpassed Windows XP in global Web traffic among desktop OS. ...... 03 Oct 2012 - 1 comment
Windows 8 pre-launch figures are lagging
Windows 8 pre-launch figures are lagging
New numbers from NetApplications show that Windows 8 pre-launch numbers are severely lagging those of its predecessor, Windows 7. Adoption ...... 02 Oct 2012 - 17 comments
Apple OS X beats out Windows Vista in usage
Apple OS X beats out Windows Vista in usage
According to the most recent data from NetApplications, it appears that Mac OS X has surpassed Windows Vista in terms of global web usage. ...... 03 Sep 2012 - 50 comments
Microsoft: 350 million devices with Windows 7 to ship this year
Microsoft: 350 million devices with Windows 7 to ship this year
Microsoft has said today it expected 350 million devices running Windows 7 to be shipped this year, alone. The figure comes just as Microsoft ...... 22 May 2012
Windows 7 market share closing in on XP
Windows 7 market share closing in on XP
According to the latest Net Applications data, Windows 7 is creeping up on its decade-old brother Windows XP in market share. As of January ...... 04 Jan 2012 - 43 comments
HP announces new Slate 2 tablet
HP announces new Slate 2 tablet
After announcing last week that they had changed their minds about selling their PC division, it now seems HP is also sticking around in the ...... 03 Nov 2011 - 8 comments
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in market share, globally
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in market share, globally
According to new StatCouter figures, it took two years but Windows 7 has surpassed its older brother XP in market share. In April, Windows ...... 17 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Microsoft hits 450 million sales of Windows 7
Microsoft hits 450 million sales of Windows 7
Microsoft has announced today that they have now sold 450 million Windows 7 licenses since launch in October 2009. The software giant is ...... 13 Sep 2011 - 13 comments
NEC shows off Windows 7 tablet
NEC shows off Windows 7 tablet
NEC has revealed its Windows 7 tablet. The company's second-ever tablet will run on Windows 7 Home Premium and an Intel Atom Z670 processor ...... 12 Sep 2011 - 4 comments
ViewSonic reveals tablet that dual-boots Android, Windows 7
ViewSonic reveals tablet that dual-boots Android, Windows 7
ViewSonic has unveiled their 10-inch tablet today, one that dual-boots Android and Windows 7 and runs on Intel's brand new 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor. ...... 16 Aug 2011 - 4 comments
Windows XP sees its share fall under 50 percent, finally
Windows XP sees its share fall under 50 percent, finally
It has taken awhile, but Windows XP's global market share has finally fallen under 50 percent, to 49.69 percent. Despite the fall, the OS ...... 03 Aug 2011 - 19 comments
Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 Blu-ray burning bug
Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 Blu-ray burning bug
Windows 7 flaw found to miscalculate available capacity on blank Blu-ray media. If you have tried to burn data to a blank Blu-ray media and ...... 28 Jul 2011 - 9 comments
ViewSonic reveals tablet with dual-boot Android, Windows 7
ViewSonic reveals tablet with dual-boot Android, Windows 7
ViewSonic has showed off a 10-inch tablet today, one that dual-boots Android and Windows 7 and runs on Intel's brand new Oak Trail processor. ...... 30 May 2011 - 6 comments
Microsoft offering free Xbox 360 to students with purchase of select Windows 7 PCs
Microsoft offering free Xbox 360 to students with purchase of select Windows 7 PCs
Starting on May 22nd, Microsoft will begin offering free Xbox 360 consoles to students who purchase a new Windows 7 PC with a price tag over $700. ...... 19 May 2011 - 6 comments
Windows 7 hits 350 million licenses sold
Windows 7 hits 350 million licenses sold
Microsoft has celebrated the 18-month anniversary of the release of Windows 7 this week, and let go some figures about the OS. The software ...... 22 Apr 2011 - 4 comments
Windows Vista will not get Internet Explorer 10
Windows Vista will not get Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft has confirmed today that the upcoming Internet Explorer 10 will not run on any operating system except for Windows 7. Even as a ...... 14 Apr 2011 - 21 comments
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in share, in U.S.
Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP in share, in U.S.
According to the latest StatCounter analytics, Windows 7 has finally surpassed the aging Windows XP in American usage share. As of April ...... 12 Apr 2011 - 8 comments
Windows 7 SP1 now available
Windows 7 SP1 now available
Microsoft has begun offering Windows 7 Service Pack 1 via Windows Update today, as promised earlier in the month. The 32-bit version of SP1 ...... 23 Feb 2011 - 25 comments
CES 2011: MSI shows Android, Windows tablets
CES 2011: MSI shows Android, Windows tablets
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), MSI Computer Corp. is showing two new tablets; one running an Android operating system and the other running Windows. ...... 08 Jan 2011 - 2 comments
Net Applications: Windows 7 hits 20 percent share
Net Applications: Windows 7 hits 20 percent share
Web use measurement vendor Net Applications has revealed that Windows 7 crossed a 20 percent share mark last month, an accomplishment not ever ...... 04 Jan 2011
Microsoft ending Windows 7 Family Pack next week
Microsoft ending Windows 7 Family Pack next week
Amazon has said this weekend that Microsoft will end sales of the 3-license Windows 7 'Family Packs' at the end of the year. Microsoft began ...... 26 Dec 2010 - 6 comments
AVG Free 2011 update pulled after reports it crashes Windows 7
AVG Free 2011 update pulled after reports it crashes Windows 7
AVG has pulled their latest update for AVG Free 2011 this week after it crashed systems running Windows 7 64-bit. The antivirus database ...... 06 Dec 2010 - 14 comments
     

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