(reference Network World, Computer World Articles) Apparently a significant number of people who have tried to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 instead of doing a disk wipe and clean re-install are finding their computer locks up in a continuous reboot cycle: the install fails and then the computer reboots, the install fails and so…
Windows 7 Available
Microsoft has released Windows 7. It is much faster than Windows Vista and operates almost on a par with Windows XP. Microsoft has also priced Windows 7 much more favorably than Vista.
Trend to watch: Android vs. Microsoft
Acer has announced availability of the new Google Android (Linux) OS on their AOD250 netbook. This represents a trend toward a ‘data pad’ device mid way between the smart phone and the netbook. Google OS is due in the second half of 2010 to compete head to head with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft may loose significant market share to Google (Linux).
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Alternative to Microsoft Office: IBM Symphony
IBM Thursday announced upgrades to and a roadmap for its 15-month-old Lotus Symphony suite of productivity tools, emphasizing it indeed offers an alternative to Microsoft Office. Symphony 1.3, features support for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats such as .docx, xlsx, and .pptx.