Tag Archives | Windows XP

The End of Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

It’s official. Microsoft has ended support for two legacy flagship products: XP and office 2003. Both are now over 10 years old, and as Microsoft said “Windows XP and Office…

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Did Windows XP Usage Rise in January 2012?

Microsoft are desperate to squash Windows XP.  The operating system is now more than 10 years old and has been replaced twice!  Yet, despite all of this, and because Vista…

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Windows XP Now Has Fewer Than 800 Support Days Left

Windows XP has long been a thorn in Microsoft’s side.  It’s as comfortable as an old show for many people who skipped over Windows Vista due to its awful reputation…

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Is the White House Still Using Windows XP?

In the run up to Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union Address to the US congress the official White House web site has put a video online where the…

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UK Retailer Sold 94,000 Counterfeit Copies Of Windows

Today Microsoft has filed legal proceedings against UK retailer Comet for allegedly selling 94,000 copies of Windows XP and Windows Vista. The alleged counterfeits were sold to customers who had purchased Windows-loaded PCs and laptops.

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Windows 7 Continues To Dig Into XP’s Market Share

Another year, another massive loss for Windows XP. It seems like consumers are finally starting to pay heed to Microsoft’s message to ditch the OS that is now well over a decade old. And while Windows XP is losing big time, Windows 7 is gaining all its market share and more.

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Microsoft IE Browser Update Plans

Microsoft has been losing market share in the browser market for several years now. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browser creating companies have pushed the envelope further and faster,…

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Windows 7 Overtakes XP Globally… At Last!

It’s finally happened.  Windows 7 has now been out for two years (I know, I can hardly believe it myself) and it’s finally overtaken XP on installations according to figures…

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Windows 7 Market Share Overtakes Windows XP

Windows 7 has finally overtaken Windows XP in terms of market share, claiming the number one position for itself. Windows 7 is nearly approaching it’s second birthday now while Windows XP is over 10 years old

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Skip one, Use one, Skip one, Use one

If you haven’t already guessed what I’m talking about by the title of this article, I’ll give you another clue; so far business users are very unsure about the new Metro…

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Windows 7 Slowly But Surely Closing In On XP

Windows 7 is slowly but surely gaining market share but it still has a long way to go before it catches up with Windows XP. Windows XP is holding 52 percent of the market, while Windows 7 has just got 30 percent

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Windows 95 is 16 today, XP is 10. Anniversaries all round!

Today, August 24th, marks the 16th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95 and the 10th anniversary of the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows XP.  Is this important?  Well…

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Windows XP Slips Below 50% – Windows 7 Continues To Grow

Windows XP’s market share has slipped below 50 percent while Windows 7 is still continuing to grow and gain market share

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Upgrade “in-place” from XP to Windows 7 for under $1

Laplink software has reduced the cost of their PC Mover software to under $1.  With prices currently starting at $29.99 this is a significant discount for people still looking to upgrade…

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How To Pin Folders To Windows 7 Start Menu

Tidy up your Windows 7 Start Menu by pinning folders. Add pin folders support in just two clicks.

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Microsoft Clamps Down on AutoRun Malware

Microsoft has been doing a lot to combat malware and viruses in recent years, which has included its monthly “malicious software removal tool” issued through their Windows Update service.  Another…

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Apple dumps Windows XP Support

Apple announced a whole raft of new products this week, but the one that’s garnered the most attention has without doubt been their new iCloud (silly name I think) cloud…

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Windows XP’s Days are Numbered

Some Microsoft engineer was definitely having some fun with this one: Last week, Microsoft quietly a released a desktop gadget to remind customers and businesses of one important fact: Windows…

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