Entries Tagged ‘Microsoft’

New Microsoft Courier Videos Make it Look AMAZING

It’s just…so…cool… …and…

Windows Phone 7 Series Is Really, Really Beautiful

Sure, none of us has used it yet, but the same was true when Apple first demo’d the iPhone. But based on what we’re seeing here, Microsoft has gone way past everybody else, including Apple, to dream up and deliver something truly new and wonderful. And if the above isn’t enough, there’s a longer hands-on […]

Fry’s Tries to Incent You to Buy Windows 7 with Stuff You Don’t Need

So, I’m not sure what the deal is with this, but Fry’s was advertising that if you bought Windows 7 from one of their advertised locations, you’d get a bunch of free software (after rebates) including: Norton Antivirus 2010, Free Nero 9 Reloaded, Free Global Protection 2010, Free System Mechanic, Free Trend Micro Internet Security […]

The Windows 7 Whopper Available Only in Japan (sorry, piggies)

I know, I know. You’re thinking that you’ve always wanted a Whopper with 7 patties on it. Well, if you’re Japanese, you’re in luck. Because now you can go get this Windows 7 promotional Whopper at Burger King in Japan that actually has 7 patties on it. It’s about 5″ tall and costs $8.50. I […]

Windows 7 is Here!

So today’s the big day. Windows 7 is available to anybody who wants it. That includes me. I like a lot of the stuff they’ve redone since Vista (but I’ll reiterate that I like Vista and think that the bad rap it’s gotten has been mostly because of perception and very little because of reality). […]

Is the Microsoft / EU Browser Vote Issue Really THAT Big of a Deal?

Over at Ars, there’s a whole article about what a big deal it is that Microsoft will be shipping Windows 7 to EU members without IE8 installed, instead giving users a “voting screen” in which they can choose from up to 10 different browsers. On top of that, Microsoft will roll out the voting screen […]

Episode 27: The pause.com Entertainment Podcast

Episode 27 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live! NOTE: To subscribe to the pause.com Entertainment Podcast on iTunes Click here to open iTunes to our podcast, then click the SUBSCRIBE button. In this (rather short) episode: In Video Games, Lou talks more about Fallout 3‘s latest DLC, Point Lookout and its crashiness. Tony talks about Rock Band II. […]

Will Your Netbook Run Windows or Google Chrome OS?

Well, it’s official. Over the last few years in particular, especially given Windows Vista’s lackluster image in much of the mainstream computer buying landscape, a number of companies have been suspected of developing their own OS to compete with Windows, most notably among them HP. But late yesterday, Google officially announced that they’re developing a […]

Windows 7 Upgrades Now Available for Pre-Order!

That’s right. Head over to Microsoft’s web site, where you can score a pre-order of Windows 7 Home for just $50 or Windows 7 Professional for $100. You have to be using a previous version of Windows to qualify for the upgrade, but the upgrade versions are complete and can be used to do a […]

Advertising Fail: Build With Windows 7

I was reading an article on ZDNet a little while ago and noticed this ad from Microsoft for Windows 7, in which they try to convince you that moving your development to Windows 7 is a good idea by showing you what is, presumably, a big company who’s doing just that. Unfortunately, it would seem […]