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Vista Group, a developer of cinema management systems, is poised to dual list on the NZ Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.
Businesses will rely heavily on Windows 7 even after Microsoft launches Windows 8 as initial uptake of latter platform will be among consumers and Windows-powered tablet users, according to analyst.
Bill Detwiler shows you how unlock the hidden Administrator account on Windows 7 and Vista with the Computer Management console and Net User command.
French security firm confirms IE zero-day bug as Microsoft and Google researcher butt heads over the discovery and publication of a flaw not yet patched by Redmond, report states.
Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.
With Easy Vista Manager you can take complete control of your Windows system with access to hundreds of powerful tweaks and hidden...
This, I think it's fair to say, is the essence of micro-management. Sure, there are very good reasons for state agencies not to upgrade to Vista.
Microsoft is making available for download as of April 1 the final version of its desktop-virtualization-management product that is designed to help Vista users run legacy Windows 2000 and Windows XP apps.The spring 2009 refresh of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is out as of today, and is sporting one new addition -- Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).
Vista Manager is a software tool to tweak, optimize, maintain and tune up your Windows Vista. It includes over thirty different utilities....
For those that have made the Vista plunge, Microsoft has just published two white papers that outline ways that enterprise customers can reduce both energy consumption and operating costs.The first, called Saving Costs and Energy With Windows Vista, outlines the operating system's more than 30 specific energy-efficiency advantages over earlier versions of Windows.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 is going to be a major release, not just a Vista update. He says the new Windows will have a better user interface, information management tools, and performance. It isn't practical to wait for Windows 7 instead of deploying Vista, he says, since both systems are compatible. Interviewers: Neil MacDonald and David Mitchell Smith of Gartner.
Sixty percent of IT administrators have no plans to deploy Vista despite service pack 1, which fixed the operating systems problems, according to a survey of 1,100 IT managers.The survey, conducted by KACE, which makes systems management appliances, found that there are 10 percent more holdouts on Vista deployments.
James, Kevin, and I were up early Saturday morning to record MobileTechRoundup show #133 and as you may be able to tell, my head wasn't that clear as I talked about the Nokia N82 that just arrived (it actually does have stereo speakers, but I didn't realize at first they were both on the same side). My REDFLY also arrived and is proving to be an effective device. James is loving the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 and we may just see him pull the trigger on another mobile computer before too long. We also talked a bit about Vista power management schemes (thanks for the heads-up Hector) and WiMAX in the U.S.
At the CeBit technology show in Hannover, the chief executive says the software giant is focusing on lowering energy consumption.
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Microsoft Chief Environmental Strategist Robert Bernard discusses the company's new green initiatives for power management, such as making Windows Vista more energy efficient and monitoring energy usage in its new Windows Server 2008 product line.
Remotely powering down XP PCs using a desktop-management package means less wasted energy, the bank claims.
Verdiem gives you more power over your power consumption. And, inquiring minds wonder whether power management might not be Vista's holy grail?
Did you know that PCs and computer monitors account for roughly 13 percent of the total electricity used each year by commercial enterprises? That statistic from the Department of Energy, which actually is pretty outdated at this point, is just one of the arguments used by power management software company Verdiem to make the case for its application, called Surveyor.
2007 was an eventful year for Microsoft, with the company playing what it considered to be its trump card (only to discover Vista wasn't trumps, XP was). But the lovable giant had its fingers in many other pies -- making for a year of management changes, entry into unclaimed markets and new alliances.
Sometimes I just don't understand Microsoft. Take this latest move for example. The company has just abandoned the "PlaysForSure" logo for the digital rights management (DRM) technology with the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo. Why is this likely to cause confusion? Well, because Microsoft uses the exact same "Certified for Windows Vista" logo for the Zune player, which uses DRM which is incompatible with the previous "PlaysForSure" model.
How much does it cost to run a PC or a Windows Home Server 24/7? I've just completed a abttery of power management tests in my office, and the numbers surprised me. In my neighborhood, running a home server costs about $5 a month in electricity, but I can cut that bill by two-thirds just by using the default power management settings in Windows Vista.
Microsoft learned some hard lessons with Windows Vista that it already is applying to Windows 7. So says Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management, who is chatting this week with press and bloggers about the state of Vista, just about a year after the company released the product to manufacturing.
Open source accounts for between 25 and 70 percent of all software in Australian, Chinese, Indian and Korean companies, according to a recent IDC survey.
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