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Actually, Windows Phone 7 could be Microsoft's 'Vista'

Commentary: A taste of the old Apple-Microsoft rivalry came back this week when a Microsoft executive threw Windows Vista under the bus, just to bash the iPhone 4's antenna problems. Full story

The sorry state of Windows 7 gaming

Read the reviews for Windows 7 and you'll learn all about the slick new features. But when it comes to gaming, critics either aren't talking, or aren't bothering. Full story

Hasta la vista, Vista! 5 things we won’t miss

Farewell, Vista. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows Me and Microsoft Bob. Full story

How to upgrade to Windows 7

By taking the right precautions, gathering the needed materials, and hoping for the best while preparing for the worst, you can upgrade your PC without losing functionality or getting stressed. Full story

IT survey: Not quite ready for Windows 7

Microsoft faces an uphill battle to get corporate users to move from its older operating system, XP to Windows 7, due out next year, according to a recent survey of more than 1,100 information technology professionals. Full story

Microsoft streamlines Windows 7 options

Microsoft Corp. said it will heavily promote two main versions of the next Windows operating system in an attempt to avoid the problems it faced by marketing four tiers of the Windows Vista system. Full story

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Windows Vista
Windows Vista

As with any Windows launch, Microsoft promised the world with Windows Vista in 2006. The company certainly has the right to hype at will, but when a product eventually becomes an industry-wide disappointment, you can safely say the Microsoft overstated its case.

Julie Larson Green
Julie Larson Green

In this March 2, 2009 photo, Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President for the Windows Experience at Microsoft Corp., poses in front of the start menu icon used in Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows 7, at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)