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Windows 8 Already Beating Windows Vista
2012-11-27 10:30:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s been one month since Microsoft released Windows 8, their latest duopoly of an operating system complete with Live Tiles and a tighter integration between other Microsoft offerings. The new update has been seen as a bold move and even a gamble by some, and making matters a little more murky, Microsoft has only once mentioned sales figures of the new OS. Yesterday, Computerworld released a report which finds Windows 8...

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2009-11-06 13:35:00

NPD Group said that Microsoft's new-generation Windows 7 operating system hit the ground running, with U.S. sales in its opening days blasting past those of its Vista predecessor, AFP reported. The market research firm said on Thursday that sales of Windows 7 in the days following its October 22 release were 234 percent higher than those posted by Vista when it was released into the market. NPD vice president of analysis Stephen Baker said Microsoft's program of early low-cost pre-sales, high...

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2009-05-04 10:10:00

U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. may stop selling its Windows Vista operating system as soon as an upgraded version is available, a company manager said. The company is still not sure if (computer manufacturers) will be able to ship Vista once Windows 7 is made available, General Manager Richard Francis wrote in a recent e-mail, IDG News reported Monday. Microsoft customers complained that the Vista system was slow and included cumbersome prompts that required granting permission for...

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2009-05-04 08:10:00

U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. may stop selling its Windows Vista operating system as soon as an upgraded version is available, a company manager said. The company is still not sure if (computer manufacturers) will be able to ship Vista once Windows 7 is made available, General Manager Richard Francis wrote in a recent e-mail, IDG News reported Monday. Microsoft customers complained that the Vista system was slow and included cumbersome prompts that required granting permission for...

2008-09-07 12:00:06

By Steve Lohr Yes, Microsoft is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising blitz to polish the tarnished brand of its Windows Vista operating system. But according to Bill Veghte, the man responsible for sustaining what may be the most lucrative franchise in history, the ads are just "air cover." For more than a year, Veghte and his team have been working on the ground, developing ways to transform the experience of buying and using personal computers that run Microsoft...

2008-07-01 09:00:07

By Jim Stafford, The Oklahoman Jul. 1--The obituary for Windows XP was written more than a year ago, but Microsoft Corp. showed some mercy on millions of users and computer sellers by delaying the euthanizing of the computer operating system until Monday. What Microsoft's action means is that computer sellers will no longer be able to include copies of XP on the new computers they sell. Instead, users will receive Windows Vista, the much-maligned new operating system that earned almost...

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2008-04-14 13:30:00

Fans of Windows XP are in a mild panic over Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming discontinuation of the operating system this June, and have been showering the Internet with blog posts, cartoons and petitions in attempts to have their voices heard.Despite Microsoft's efforts to persuade customers to embrace Vista, the company's latest operating system, many users are still reluctant to make the switch, citing Vista's hardware requirements, sub-par performance, annoying security pop-up windows and...

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2005-11-18 19:40:00

SEATTLE -- Retailers are expecting this year's holiday shopping season to be one of the best in recent years for PC sales, but consumers may want to think ahead as Microsoft Corp. prepares to launch a new version of Windows in 2006. Windows Vista, due out in the second half of next year, is the software giant's biggest upgrade since     Windows XP was launched in 2001 and is designed to deliver better graphics, security and search features. Such features, however, may...


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