If you’re still running XP after all these years, odds are you’ve settled in nicely and don’t plan to leave until you have no choice. Well, that might be happening sooner than you expected. Microsoft announced today that they were working on Internet Explorer 9, and that it would not support Windows XP but Windows 7 and Vista.
If for some reasons, you need to only temporarily disable your start-up applications from starting up during boot time, you can do so easily…
Coincidentally, yesterday, February 22nd, 2010 is Windows 7’s forth month of general availability, as the operating system hit the shelves on October 22nd, 2009. A research study from Janco Associates indicates that the latest iteration of the Windows client is simply crushing its predecessor in terms of the adoption rate. Statistics released by Janco reveal that Windows 7 uptake is over two times that of Windows Vista’s, as you can see via the graphic included in this article.
It’s extremely hard, if not even somewhat inconceivable, for users to understand how a computer equipped with in excess of 64 GB of RAM could have performance issues. However, according to Microsoft, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 machines can, in fact, deliver extremely poor performance precisely because of the fact that the hardware resources available include more than 64 GB of system memory. Of course, additional factors have to contribute to this exception, which is caused by an Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 process labeled W3wp.exe.
We already know that Windows 7 is growing faster than Vista was when it was released, but how fast are gamers adopting it? Pretty darn quickly, according to January 2010 data from Steam, the leader of the digital distribution market. Last month, the percentage of users on Windows 7 eclipsed the number of users on Windows Vista.