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Microsoft Windows exec says iPad cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft's Windows product management GM Gavriella Schuster surprised the industry with remarks that the iPad was taking away netbook sales. When asked about the trend, the division leader said netbooks were "definitely getting cannibalized" by tablets, of which the iPad is nearly the only model. Both netbooks and tablets were "and" devices that were supplements to a main computer, she stressed to Seattle's Post-Intelligencer, but this made netbooks vulnerable...

Install Windows 7 on MacBook Air from a USB drive

Dong Ngo: So you've gotten yourself the sleek new MacBook Air and your first thought is to install Windows 7 on it. OK, that's my first thought. The problem is the laptop has no optical drive, meaning you'll probably have to buy an accessory that costs around $80 to do the job.

Well, unless you're reading this. Yes, it's totally possible to install Windows 7 (or Vista) on the MacBook Air without a DVD drive. All you'll need is a computer running Windows 7 (that has a DVD drive), a 4GB or larger USB thumbdrive, a Windows 7 installation DVD, and about an hour of free time...

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate Now Available

Documentation is available here

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt trash talks about Windows 7

During a question and answer session at the 25th anniversary celebration of MIT's legendary Media Lab, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made some negative comments about Microsoft's ever so popular operating system Windows 7.

Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Zone Launched

Stephen L Rose: We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft Desktop Virtualization zone on Springboard Series on TechNet that provides dynamic information and structured resources to help you explore, test, pilot, and deploy the latest Windows OS in your environment.

With Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, we have broken the bonds between the OS, application, and data & user settings by providing you solutions in all of these areas, enabling you to deploy the best mix for your organization's needs...