Microsoft Office 2010: A Sneak Peek

The Office 2010 applications show new stylings and usability improvements, including a more smoothly integrated Outlook.

SoftMaker Office Bests as the Better Office Alternative

Microsoft Office may be dominant, but its not irreplaceable.

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010's Incremental Improvements

Office 2010 streamlines the product's controversial Ribbon-based user interface, while also extending it to encompass the full range of Office applications.

Why Is Microsoft Office So Hard to Kill?

It's the question that vexes free open source software advocates and commercial competitors around the globe.

OpenOffice: Find Your Perfect Office Suite

If you don't like the way your current OpenOffice variant works, just look around. Chances are someone, somewhere, is working on a version that will suit your specific needs.

Business Netbooks: The Next Big (Little) Thing?

Does the consumer-focused netbook platform, with its anemic CPU and toylike form factor, have a place in enterprise IT?

Grand Central: Apple Sells Multicore to the Masses

Analysis: Leave it to the marketing mavens in Cupertino to take something as dull as multicore and make into something shiny, new, and Apple-"exclusive."

How Microsoft is Fixing Netbook Prices

Microsoft is colluding with netbook hardware vendors to deny customer choice and protect profits.

Windows 7's 'XP Mode': A Great Idea, on Paper

Why Microsoft's decision to implement a VM-based legacy compatibility solution is a dumb move.

The Joys and Pains of Windows 7: Part II

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the libraries, search, and other Windows 7 changes.


Windows 7: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The joys and pains of the libraries, search, and other Windows 7 changes.

The Joys and Pains of Windows 7

From the Taskbar and other Windows 7 UI changes, as firsthand account of one user's beta experience.


IE 8: End of the Road for Internet Explorer?

Dropping IE in favor of a newer rendering engine may be not be as easy as it seems.

Windows 7 on the (Too) Fast Track

Is Microsoft cutting corners in the rush to market?


The Future of Windows Vista

What will happen to Microsoft's current desktop king when Windows 7 comes out?