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Windows 7 arriving on October 22nd

Microsoft has confirmed that it will be launching Windows 7 on October 22nd, with the company releasing the code to manufacturers at the end of July. Speaking at this year’s Computex event, Microsoft’s OEM corporate vice preseident Steve Guggenheimer announced the news. "This is a very important announcement for us …

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Windows XP support winds down

Microsoft’s XP operating system and Office 2003 software suite have ended their phase of mainstream technical support, meaning that future users of the software will have to pay for it. MCV’s sister site PC Retail has the full story – click here to take a look.

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Windows 7 could arrive this September

The president of Compal Electronics has stated that Windows 7 will be shipping as a pre-installed operating system as early as September this year. He told an investor conference that: According to current planning, it should be late September or early October.” Click here to head over to PC Retail …

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Microsoft suffers market share dip

Microsoft has continued to see its market share in the software sector ebb away, according to the latest figures from Net Applications, with both Windows and Internet Explorer suffering. Windows has seen its overall use on internet browsing devices drop below the 90 per cent mark for the firm time …

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Pessner is new Games for Windows boss

Windows and Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has announced that former Entertainment and Devices Division general manager Ron Pessner is to become the new boss of Games for Windows. The appointment, reported by Gamasutra, follows the news last week that former boss Chris Early has left the firm. Also heading …

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More job losses hit Microsoft gaming

Following its announcement late last week that 5,000 jobs are to be lost in the next 18 months, Microsoft has over the weekend confirmed a number of new cuts. The first high-profile casualty of the cull seems to be the head of Microsoft’s Games for Windows PC gaming initiative, Chris …

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Games for Windows Live to challenge Steam?

Microsoft has, without great fanfare, revamped its Xbox 360-a-like Games For Windows Live service, and the introduction of a PC version of content delivery service Live Marketplace suggests that the technology firm is on the verge of launching its own digital downloads system. Users will be able to access trailers, …

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Gaming firms battered in Fortune tech flop list

EA’s Spore might have been getting some love from US magazine Time , but fellow mag Fortune has seen fit to include the title in its list of ‘9 top tech flops’ for this Christmas. Other gaming companies mentioned include Microsoft and Sony, though not for their gaming output – …

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