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4 Tips for Smooth Upgrades to Windows 7

Companies can ease migration -- especially from Windows XP -- with some specific planning.

Geek Doppelgangers: Separated at Birth?

Tech titans are often one-of-a-kind characters. But some Silicon Valley kingpins have virtual twins lurking in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Who might play Marc Benioff or Carly Fiorina? Here's a look.

Will Windows 7 Mean Fewer Bargain Netbooks?

Microsoft is racing to put Windows 7 on netbooks - but would rather see it on $500 ultrathin machines than at today's popular $300 netbook price point.

Bing's Share of Search Pie Keeps Growing

Bing's search market share rose to 9.3 percent in August, according to comScore, the third month of gains since Bing's birth.

Windows 7 Deal: Students Win, Others Lose

The sweet $30 Windows 7 deal for college students is also great retaliation against Apple, but what about the rest of us?


Windows 7 Upgrade: Easy as Pie, or Hard as Nails?

Here's a no-nonsense Windows 7 upgrade guide covering pricing, installation options and that whole 32-bit versus 64-bit issue.


Snow Leopard's Early Release Chills Windows 7

Snow Leopard is actually a major release in the sense that it could take the wind out of Windows 7's sails.


3 Reasons Google Should Fear Microsoft-Yahoo Partnership

As the Summer of Search comes to a close, who's sweating? Google, and here's why.

Why Warm, Fuzzy Creatures Make Great Logos

Ronald McDonald and the NBC Peacock may get more TV air time, but today's operating systems have cool logos, too. Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Linux crowd crafted mascots ranging from cute lizards to circles of life. Here we look at the origins of the logos and look ahead to their future.

Bing Search Reveals Pro-Microsoft Results

Just as Bing is gaining popularity, some disturbingly pro-Microsoft and anti-Apple search results rear their ugly heads.

Windows 7: Early Adopter Tells All

Analysis: Not all companies are waiting on Windows 7 — a British accounting firm discusses its early deployment of the new OS.

Microsoft, Yahoo Deal: Why You Stand to Lose

After a year and a half of negotiating, Microsoft and Yahoo announced a search deal partnership this morning that will make Redmond's new search engine, Bing...

Windows RTM FAQ: Read This Now

Here's what developers, IT pros and business users need to know as Microsoft and its OEMs take another step toward the Windows 7 finish line of public shipment.

Bet on Office Web Apps Over Google Apps, Analyst Says

Microsoft must avoid cannibalizing sales of its desktop suite while pursuing new opportunities in online apps.

Windows 7 isn't on Most Tech Professionals' Wish Lists

A majority of IT execs have no plans for Windows 7, survey finds.