Windows XP still outselling Windows Vista. Most Business PC user are still overwhelmingly opting for XP, computer giant HP has revealed.
MS-Windows Vista was Released on November 8, 2006 (RTM version) but Windows XP still outselling Windows Vista. Most Business PC user are still overwhelmingly opting for XP, computer giant HP has revealed. From the article:
“From the 30th of June, we have no longer been able to ship a PC with a XP licence,” said Jane Bradburn, Market Development Manager, Commercial Notebooks for HP Australia.
“However, what we have been able to do with Microsoft is ship PCs with a Vista Business licence but with XP pre-loaded. That is still the majority of business computers we are selling today.”
So, in other words, Microsoft counts a sale for Vista, even though the computer manufacturer has really sold XP.
Does this even matter? I don’t think so, as Microsoft still gets share, no matter what OS sells more.
Version 3 of the popular Firefox web browser has been released for Windows Vista and XP operating system with new security features.
Mozilla firefox final version 3.0 has been released and available for download from official website. This is the biggest release by far of Firefox. Firefox 3.0 is secure browser and it blocks malware. It has inbuilt security to protect you from virus and other harmful elements. Firefox 3.0 warns when users stray on to a booby-trapped page or dangerous website that can steal your personal information and infect computer with a virus.
Explains how to configure Internet explorer proxy server settings to browser internet via LAN / WAN web proxy server.
So how do you configure Internet Explorer proxy server settings under Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating systems? We use squid web proxy server to accelerate user experince. All versions of Microsoft Internet Explore can use a proxy server to connect to the Internet. Proxy server will not just speed up browsing but it will provide additional level of security between your computer and the internet.
Let us see how to configure MS-Internet Explorer to use a proxy server over a Local Area Network (LAN) connection. You need following information before configuring proxy server:
Proxy Server IP address
Proxy Server Port number
Proxy server username and password (optional, but some organization use authentication to secure their server)
Internet Explorer proxy server settings
Fire a web browser i.e. Open IE
Click on the Tools menu
Select Internet Options > Select Connections tab Click LAN Settings
Select “Use a proxy server for your LAN” check box
Type the IP address of the proxy server (such as 192.168.1.254).
Type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (by default, 8080 or 3128).
Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box
Click OK > OK to Close the Internet options
Now you can browser the Internet using proxy server.
Explains how to recover a non-booting Windows System after loading device drivers or software.
This may happen and and Windows may not boot after installing a device driver or new software. However, you can easily recover a non-booting Windows system after you have changed the device drivers or new software
Each Windows has boot option called “Last Known Good Configuration”, which is available during reboot. So all you have to do is follow these steps:
Reboot your computer. During the boot process, hit F8 function key until you see the boot menu
Select the “Last Known Good” menu option item.
Press [Enter] key to boot into system
Please remember that using this option will remove any changes to your device drivers and may cause problems with software installation. Now, simply remove driver or software that was causing this issue and reboot the system again.
Windows Vista service pack (SP 1) is a collection of updates, security fixes and/or enhancements to a Windows vista operating system. It will be delivered in the form of a single installable package. Microsoft has released Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC) version.
Windows Vista SP1 is an update to Windows Vista that addresses many issues including feedback from Microsoft customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges. It will also fix many bugs and security related issues.
Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.
I just hope this project get over and I can through out Windows Vista :D
This is a band new feature available in Windows Vista. This feature is hardware dependent. It is named as Windows Aero â€“ an acronym for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open. The new interface is intended to be cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing than those of previous Windows, including new transparencies, live thumbnails, live icons, animations, and eye candy.
If you have high end 3D graphics card and Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or ultimate edition you can turn on these effects.
Turn on Windows Aero Eye Candy Effects
By default it was turned off on my desktop. After adding latest Nvidia GeForce FX driver, I had to turned it on by visiting: Desktop > Right click > Select Personalize > Select Theme > Select Windows Vista Theme > Apply > Ok
Test Windows Aero Effects
Hit Win+Tab keys to get Windows Flip 3D effect
Hit Alt+Tab keys to see Windows Flip effect
Hit Win+T keys to see Live Thumbnails
You will also notice improved notifications, fonts and icon etc
If you have Radeon from ATI or the GeForce FX series from NVIDIA, you will get the best result out of Aero interface.