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Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

By Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 24, 2007

Windows 8 vies with Vista, but Windows 7 gains

Oops, Windows 7 gains in May, though Windows 8 makes headway against Vista.

By Jun. 1, 2013


Windows Vista is Ballmer's biggest regret at Microsoft

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has given his first interview since announcing he's retiring, sharing his highs and lows from 33 years with the company.

By Aug. 24, 2013


XP and Vista users, no Office 2013 for you

The new Office suite will support only Windows 7 and 8 on the desktop, leaving users of older Windows versions out of the running.

By Jul. 19, 2012


Windows 8.1 closes in on Vista among desktop OS users

The newest version of Windows is behind Vista by just a hundredth of a percent, based on the latest stats from Net Applications.

By Jan. 2, 2014


Windows 8 overtakes Vista, burbling above 5 percent of the market

Microsoft's newest OS, not a fast starter out of the blocks, now holds third place among all operating systems.

By Jul. 1, 2013


Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista

More than three years since its release, Windows 7 is finally the world's most popular desktop operating system, according to new figures.

By Sep. 3, 2012


Windows Vista SP1

While it's always good to install the latest code for any operating system, installing the Windows Vista SP1 update will require some casual users to spend a few hours without any visible or tangible improvements to their systems.

By Feb. 7, 2008

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 7, 2008

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RIP Windows XP

As support for Windows XP ends, Adventures in Tech offers a eulogy to the last of the great operating systems

By Apr. 7, 2014


Gateway FX530XT (Windows Vista)

We liked this system when we covered its Windows XP-based debut back in November. The big news here is that Gateway has added an option for Windows Vista. Unfortunately, it's an awkward time for high-end gaming PCs to use Microsoft's new operating system, and Gateway hasn't adjusted well. We'd stick with the older model.

By Feb. 14, 2007

3 stars Editor's rating Feb. 14, 2007

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