The capital of Piedmont has been lured to open source with the prospect of doing away with licences and delaying the refresh cycle.
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Microsoft is going to do more than reintroduce a Start menu as part of its plan to make Windows 9, a k a 'Threshold,' more appealing to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users.
HP is the first manufacturer to agree to ship PCs running the Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS.
The Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch last year as the country looks to replace the soon to be unsupported Windows XP.
The gendarmerie will have a fleet of 72,000 PCs on its own Ubuntu distro by next summer, as a result of the looming XP deadline.
A new version of Skype for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP adds Outlook integration, among other features and fixes.
At long last, Microsoft Windows 7 has overtaken the 11-year-old Windows XP on Netmarketshare's web-based tracking network, while Mac OS X is now a percentage point ahead of Vista. There are also new numbers for mobile operating systems and browsers.
Microsoft is offering Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users a $39.99 upgrade incentive to move to Windows 8.
The GitHub hosting service for software development revision control has released its first official Windows client, a year after a similar client for Mac OS X came out.The GitHub for Windows client, which was unveiled on Monday, works on XP, Vista, 7 and the pre-release version of Windows 8.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Security Essentials software for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs.
New version of Windows, new logo; it's pretty routine. Except for Windows 7 which pretty much reinstated the Windows XP logo; if you see significance in everything you might feel that was an attempt to avoid the unfortunate associations with Vista (a version of Windows that had plenty of excellent improvements and advances, as long as you put it on a new PC with 4GB of RAM).
The software giant says the UK retailer made illegal copies of Windows Vista and XP recovery disks and sold them in its hundreds of stores across the country
Company accused to creating and selling 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery discs.
For four years, I've been tracking the share of Windows versions. The latest numbers show unmistakable trends: Windows users are replacing XP machines with new PCs running Windows 7 at a steady clip. Meanwhile, Windows Vista is fading rapidly into a historical footnote.
Microsoft might want to exorcise Windows XP and Vista from the world's PCs (because if you're running old software, you've not given Microsoft any cash in a while), but the company's own attitudes to how consumers get their hands on operating systems is a big part of the reason why people are running old operating systems.
These days, Microsoft is haunted by two ghosts. Windows Vista has practically vanished, but Windows XP is still hanging around on stage, interfering with Microsoft's careful messaging. Can Windows 8 finally lay XP to rest?
Microsoft is observing a 59% decline of AutoRun malware infections on XP, followed by 74% on Vista.
If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.
Microsoft Windows 7 is the fastest-selling PC operating system of all time, which it should be because the market is bigger now than when Vista and XP were launched. There's still some uncertainty about when -- not if -- it will be bigger than XP, but on StatCounter's numbers, Windows 7 has already overtaken XP in the UK.
Microsoft offers desktop virtualization tools to address Windows XP and Windows Vista to Windows 7 migration issues.
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