Windows 7 success saga continues. Originally launched on 22nd October 2010, it is officially the fastest-selling operating system of all time. The number of licenses sold stands at a mind boggling 150 million, at the end of just 8 months since its launch. And if you do the math, that’s almost 7 copies of Windows 7 sold every second.
Research shows that companies (collectively) waste at least $2.8 billion a year on electricity charges. That’s a huge waste, which needs immediate attention from all of us. Now Microsoft Research is coming up with a new app that will help slash power wastage. Termed as the “sleep proxy system”, this application will allow access to all computers in an enterprise network, while staying switched “off” or in a “stand by” mode.
Microsoft finally made the Project Natal official. And of course, the code name for the project finally changes to its official name, ‘Microsoft Kinect’. In a recent event, Microsoft demonstrated Kinect along with quite a few games that took full advantage of this amazing technology. Some of them were so cool and realistic that it was even compared to Minority Report!
Well…this was expected. Finally, Apple surpasses the technology giant Microsoft, and officially becomes the world’s largest tech company. The collective success for Apple’s mobile products i.e. iPod, iPhone and iPad are probably the primary reason for Apple’s success. The market capitalization of the company has reached $226 billion today at $248.47 for each share, thus surpassing Microsoft’s $223 billion market cap at $25.49 a share.
If you are bored with your conventional mouse design, I think it is time to consider an update. A good choice would be to get the new Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. The updated design does not just include different colors, it is based on incredible patterns found in nature similar to rock formations and stones. Currrently there are three beautiful models to choose from…the Wave, Folk and Geode.
Looks like Microsoft really wants to get rid of IE6 (like we all did a few years back). The company’s Australia branch literally says, “You wouldn’t drink 9-year-old milk, so why use a 9-year-old browser?”. The new campaign mentions that the browser was launched in 2001 and it’s high time that users move to a more secured Internet Explorer 8, that “is designed to cope with today’s modern cyber crime.”
Microsoft revealed quite a few changes in the upcoming Windows Mobile 7. Considering that the current two leaders, Android and the iPhone OS didn’t quite keep any room for a third companion, Windows Mobile 7 will need some thing really unique to make a stance. A good example would be Microsoft Office. The Redmond giant recently revealed the first two videos of the upcoming Microsoft Office (Mobile) that will be integrated with Windows Mobile 7.