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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 January 2, 2014


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 August 24, 2013


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 July 1, 2013


A hail and farewell to AltaVista

It once was the best of the bunch, in the era before Internet search meant Google and three guys named Moe. Ancient history by now.

By June 28, 2013


Windows 8 vies with Vista, but Windows 7 gains

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

By June 1, 2013


RIP Windows XP

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

By April 7, 2014


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.

February 7, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 7, 2008

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Fujitsu LifeBook V1010 (Vista Business)

The thoroughly average Fujitsu LifeBook V1010 has a lovely display, solid battery life, and relatively trim weight, but it lacks the features of similarly priced systems. You can get more for your money elsewhere.

December 4, 2007

2.5 stars Editors' rating December 4, 2007

MSRP: $899.00


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 September 3, 2012


Curiosity rover captures stunning vistas of rugged Mars

New photos from the Curiosity Mars rover show the rugged foothills of Mount Sharp, with towering hills, broad canyons, and an intriguing geological transition marking a sudden shift in martian history.

By August 27, 2012