Just as Windows 95 ushered in the Internet era, Windows Vista, which will be released to U.S. consumers at midnight on Tuesday, sets the stage for the multimedia hub the PC is set to become in the future, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates claims.
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Microsoft's net income fell 28 percent year over year for its 2007 second fiscal quarter as it spent ahead of its mass market launch of Windows Vista this month.
With the consumer launch of Windows Vista on the horizon, Microsoft's software and retail partners are preparing for the launch with applications and support for the new OS.
Rivals Microsoft and OpenOffice.org each released toolkits that support building applications for their competing document file formats and productivity suites.
Microsoft is offering a free online "test drive" of its Windows Vista OS in its latest effort to fight software piracy.
The CEOs of Microsoft and Nortel have unveiled the first offerings from a unified communications alliance the companies launched last July.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is kicking off the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sunday by unveiling products Microsoft hopes will encourage more widespread adoption of the digital or "connected" home.
Mozilla has released the first update for the Firefox 2.0 browser to fix eight security vulnerabilities.
Microsoft released an update to Windows Vista that will shut down unauthorised versions of the OS that allow users to skip the product's activation system.
Microsoft's goal to provide a unified communications infrastructure for the enterprise moved forward Tuesday with the release of a private beta of software it sees as its communications hub.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) continues to diversify and streamline its business according to goals Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd set when he joined the company nearly two years ago. But the IT giant still needs to cut costs to achieve operational efficiency, the company's top executive told members of the financial community on Tuesday.
A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims Microsoft's business partners stand to benefit more financially from the OS than Microsoft itself will in 2007.
Microsoft says it will sell one million Zune devices in its first six months, a figure that would be more than Zune's chief rival iPod sold in its first 14 months but a relatively slow start for the much-hyped MP3 device.
After five years and numerous delays, customers can now get their hands on the final version of the Windows Vista operating system.
Financial analysts watching the consumer electronics space report that early sales of Microsoft's Zune player should give little reason for iPod loyalists and Apple Computer to fear this holiday season.
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