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Topic: Windows 7

Apple's Snow Leopard bests Windows 7 in speed tests

10/16/2009, 08:10 am

When both Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7 were tested on a MacBook Pro, Apple's new operating system clearly beat Microsoft in terms of speed, a new test has shown.


Apple plans Mac marketing blitz around Windows 7 launch

10/15/2009, 10:10 am

Apple plans to counter the upcoming release of Windows 7 with advertisements that will lambaste the upgrade process from Windows XP, and portray Macs as more secure.


History suggests Windows 7 launch could boost Mac sales

10/13/2009, 09:10 am

Rather than negatively impacting Mac sales, a new report provides evidence that the impending launch of Windows 7 could actually be a boon for Apple.


Mossberg: Windows 7 narrows the gap with Apple's Mac OS X

10/08/2009, 11:10 am

Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal has given Microsoft's Windows 7 a glowing review, noting that Microsoft's latest operating system is still behind Apple's Mac OS X, but not by much.


Steve Ballmer: Safari a 'rounding error,' Mac losing market share

09/30/2009, 09:09 am

Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer went on the offensive against Apple in a recent interview, stating that Windows has gained market share on OS X, and that the browser Safari is a "rounding error."


Microsoft to pitch Windows 7 via home parties

09/23/2009, 08:09 pm

Microsoft is promoting the release of Windows 7 by encouraging users to throw Tupperware-like house parties in celebration of the launch.


For students, Windows 7 will equal Snow Leopard's price

09/18/2009, 08:09 am

For a limited time, students will be able to purchase Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system for $30, roughly the same price as Apple's competing Mac OS X Snow Leopard.


Tablet Tuesday: Lenovo, Fujitsu, Archos unveil touchscreens

09/15/2009, 10:09 pm

As rumors of Apple's still-unannounced tablet device continue to swirl, the impending launch of Windows 7 has led to a plethora of touchscreen devices that look to beat Apple's anticipated device to market.


Steve Ballmer calls Apple's Mac growth a "rounding error"

07/31/2009, 09:07 am

Speaking to a group of market analysts this week, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer repeatedly mentioned Apple, including a suggestion that a growing rate of Mac adoption is statistically insignificant.


Microsoft suffers worst fiscal year ever while Apple rises

07/23/2009, 07:07 pm

Once accustomed to ever-rising profits, Microsoft has been dealt two blows with both its second quarter of losses in a row and its first-ever annual decline, all at the same time as Apple has had its best non-holiday quarter yet.


Windows 7 priced below Vista, to allow upgrades from XP

06/25/2009, 07:06 pm

Microsoft tried to appease disgruntled customers on Thursday with news lower Windows 7 upgrade prices as well as a concession that lets owners of the now 8-year-old Windows XP move up to the new operating system at a lower price.


Microsoft reveals plans to ship Windows 7 without IE in Europe

06/12/2009, 02:06 pm

Due to ongoing antitrust issues with the European Union, Microsoft has confirmed it will ship Windows 7 in Europe without its flagship browser, Internet Explorer 8.


Snow Leopard gets richer, thinner, cheaper than Windows 7

06/09/2009, 05:06 pm

After trying to beat back the Mac's increasing encroachment into the PC world with ads focused on price, Microsoft's club has been picked up by Apple to give Windows 7 an embarrassing pummeling in terms of price.


Microsoft issues Windows 7 RC on road to October launch

04/30/2009, 06:04 pm

The last test version of Windows 7 has reached a wide audience and is now believed on track for a late October release, putting Microsoft's last cards on the table as it prepares to square off against Mac OS X Snow Leopard.


Microsoft allows HP to wipe Windows 7 with XP through 2010

04/04/2009, 09:04 pm

Despite valiant efforts to push its Windows licensees to adopt Vista and the forthcoming Windows 7, Microsoft has one again agreed to extend the option of selling Windows XP for use on new PCs for another year, through April 30, 2010.


Hacking contest to test iPhone's security

02/26/2009, 06:02 pm

After being humbled last year at the high-profile CanSecWest security conference, Apple faces further scrutiny as the same event organizers not only plan to test the Mac's defenses but, for the first time, the iPhone's as well.


Ballmer sees Mac as a main competitor, iPhone as just buzz

02/24/2009, 07:02 pm

As software giant Microsoft is warning of continued economic hardship after its first round of layoffs ever, the company's chief executive is eyeing competition from Apple, Linux, and Google on the desktop while downplaying the market strength of the iPhone and other opponents of its Windows Mobile operating system.


Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Apple ups the ante

01/23/2009, 10:01 am

While Microsoft is working to refine its flagship operating system to be more palatable to a wide audience of PC users, Apple is working to keep Mac OS X a key attraction to Mac hardware to woo potential switchers and retain its loyal users. Here's what's known about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.


Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard: Microsoft's comeback plan

01/22/2009, 11:01 am

As the previous segment detailed, Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard aren't competing directly; instead, each is part of competitive strategy to either grow the Mac user base at Microsoft's expense, as Apple has been doing, or in Microsoft's case, to stop the hemorrhaging market share losses and reclaim leadership of desktop operating system development.


Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: competitive origins

01/20/2009, 11:01 am

The tech media is working to pit Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 release against Apple's new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, but the two products aren't really direct competitors.