February 3, 2009

Browsing behind Windows Vista

Vista's Mandatory Integrity Controls help defend your system safe from a malicious Web, but only if your browser supports them

January 22, 2009

The generation gap: Windows on multicore

Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 show their multiprocessing mettle in our dual-core and quad-core performance tests

December 9, 2008

Windows Vista SP2: Second time's the charm

Test Center benchmarks show that Service Pack 2, along with addressing long-standing issues, provides a minor performance boost

November 10, 2008

Test Center benchmarks: Windows 7 unmasked

Measured by runtime specs and performance benchmarks, Windows 7 M3 looks like Vista, and it runs like Vista. Welcome to Windows Vista R2!

October 28, 2008

First look: Windows 7 takes on Apple and IT needs

Microsoft's antidote to Vista touts lower resource requirements, tighter device integration, and IT-friendly features

October 2, 2008

Test Center review: Small Business Server 2008 gets "small" right

Microsoft's revamp of SBS takes the sting out of setup and admin for IT-challenged shops, without sacrificing the functionality that all businesses need

August 21, 2008

Leave the laptop behind

Application virtualization can make your mobile workforce truly machine independent. Here's how.

July 21, 2008

Cloud versus cloud: A guided tour of Amazon, Google, AppNexus, and GoGrid

Cloud computing offerings differ in depth, breadth, style, and fine print; beneath the heady metaphor lurk familiar pitfalls, complex pricing, and many questions

June 30, 2008

Windows 7 is coming. Will your PC be ready?

InfoWorld's free compatibility widget gives you the first indication whether your PC can run Windows 7 when it succeeds Vista

May 20, 2008

Are you ready for Windows 7?

Don't expect a slimmed-down OS: If you can't run Vista, you won't be able to run Windows 7

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