Tag Archives: Microsoft

From Windows Vista to Windows 7 and Back

My home desktop is several years old.  I don’t game much, so keeping up with the latest and greatest isn’t really on my list of things to do.  If you’re a gamer, you want the latest and greatest because it … Continue reading

Posted in Microsoft, SGB IT, SGB Software, SGB Tech, Windows 7, Windows Vista | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

For those a little more daring: Vista SP2 has now hit the net. Yesterday Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta to the public. If you have been waiting for a second service pack for … Continue reading

Posted in SGB Software | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

Microsoft Surface Table

Saw this a little while ago on the “Geeks are Sexy” blog.  Kiltak did a post on it and linked to the demo videos for us. I though just haven’t seen enough to decide if it would really work as … Continue reading

Posted in SGB Gadgets | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Microsoft Surface Table

Microsoft sued over WGA

On the heels of the uproar over Self-Destructing Windows installs, a lawsuit was filed in US District court(seattle) this week.  The lawsuit calls Microsoft’s WGA a spyware. The suit by Los Angeles resident Brian Johnson, filed this week in U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Microsoft sued over WGA

This install of Windows will self destruct in 30 days

Ed Bott at ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft will soon make installation of WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) mandatory. Not only will it become a mandatory install, if WGA isn’t installed within 30 days, the install of Windows will cease to … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News, SGB Software | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Windows phone home

Appearantly, Windows Genuine Advantage calls home every day. Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Windows phone home

Microsoft in talks to buy eBay!

Whoa!  This is a little interesting.  Not exactly a non-reliable source either.  I can’t begin to fathom what exactly it could mean to the industry if this were to ever go through.  Of course, Skype would certainly be integrated into … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Microsoft Admits Malware Becoming Incurable

In another bold and somewhat obvious statement a spokesman for Microsoft suggested that business’ should consider investing in an automated system to wipe and reinstall Windows on machines as much of the malware coming out is considered incurable by MS. … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Microsoft Admits Malware Becoming Incurable

Steve Ballmer Suggests Microsoft May Go After Linux for Patent Infringement…

…and then proceeds to throw a chair, run around the room screaming like a gorilla, and chant like a cultist. But seriously. In an interview with Forbes Steve Ballmer suggested that Microsoft may intend to start enforcing its patents against … Continue reading

Posted in SGB News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Steve Ballmer Suggests Microsoft May Go After Linux for Patent Infringement…

Apple Console Rebuttal

A reader has commented on our speculation about “Apple’s Next Move” as possibly producing a console system. I found this an intriquing line of discussion and thought I’d bring it up again with my comments and responses to the readers … Continue reading

Posted in SGB Hardware News, SGB News, SGB Tech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Console Rebuttal