Windows 7 articles

Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Benchmarks: Microsoft's Latest OS Put to the Test

Back when Vista first arrived I remember comparing how it performed to XP and being extremely disappointed with the results. Vista was generally rough around the edges and that included drivers, so gaming and productivity applications were more often than not slower in the new OS. Microsoft's PR machine has been hard at work over the past few months, trying to explain the numerous improvements Windows 8 has received on the backend. The good news is that it shows.

For comparing Windows 7 and Windows 8 we will measure and test the performance of various aspects of the operating system including: boot up and shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and some synthetic benchmarks.

OnLive Desktop changes OS to Windows Server 2008

The popular iPad app, OnLive Desktop, which provides Apple tablet users with a hosted Windows 7 desktop and native Office 2010 support announced this week the move over to Windows shared hosting running Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Tuesday tech deals: Windows 7 Family Pack for $100

NothingButSoftware offers the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack, model no. GFC-00236, for $99.99. With free shipping, that's $20 under an October deal and the lowest total price we could find now by $10. It's the cheapest you're likely to find unless...

Logitech announces Wireless Touchpad for Windows 7 PCs

Taking a page from Apple, which last year released the Magic Trackpad, Logitech today announced its own version of the mouse companion (or replacement) designed to add multi-touch capabilities to Windows 7-based PCs. Dubbed Wireless Touchpad, the device offers 5…

Microsoft launches 'Building Windows 8' blog

Microsoft introduced a new blog and Twitter account to keep partners and customers better updated with the development and progress of its next operating system. Windows President Steven Sinofsky made the first post on the “Building Windows 8” blog today, sharing…

Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

As promised, Microsoft has made the Kinect for Windows SDK beta available for download, enabling programmers to create applications for PCs utilizing motion-sensing technology. This non-commercial version of the SDK will give users full access to everything the peripheral has…