Windows XP will expire in April: businesses have several options available: 1. take the risk and do nothing, 2. upgrade to 2GB RAM and install Windows 7 or 8, 3. Upgrade to new hardware, possibly including a new evaluation of technologies current and future role in your business, or 4. install Linux.
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.
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).
This message just in from “Bill” in South Bend. I have not tested it yet. Lets say you setup your XPpro laptop to require login accounts instead of just starting up. And lets say for some reason both the administrator and the other user passwords don’t work for some reason????