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  • Blog Post: Dell Offering Windows XP for Small Business Customers

    Several customers like Tshooter and Eddy have expressed interest in Dell offering Windows XP on small business systems . In addition to offering Windows Vista, Dell has met this request and is now offering XP Home , XP Professional on Dimension E520 , E521 , C521 , XPS 710 , 710 H2C and Inspiron 1501...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Rides Off into the Sunset

    Microsoft's Windows XP operating system has had a heck of a run. We've blogged about the Windows Vista downgrade program and the Windows XP End of Life back in 2008 . Some of you may have seen some recent blog posts about Microsoft's plan to phase out the Windows XP operating system, and...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Have the News Come to You

    The great thing about the Internet vs. traditional media is that you can personalize your news. However, this often means searching around to do so. What if there was a way to find the content that matters most to you and have it delivered straight to your doorstep, or in this case to your e-mail...
  • Blog Post: Dell and Adobe Flash Player 10.1

    Recently, Adobe Labs made the mobile version of Flash 10.1 available to Android users who are running Froyo or version 2.2 . As I mentioned in my Streak post , when the Froyo upate comes to it later this year, it too will have Flash capability. Despite what you might have read from other companies, I...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

    Here are some shortcuts that you might find helpful. Ctrl + H - Open the History Window Ctrl + R - Reload the page Alt + Left Arrow or Alt + Backspace - Back (Previous Page) Alt + Right Arrow - Forward (Next Page) Esc - Stop Alt + Home - Home page End - Go to the bottom of the page Home - Go to the...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Toggle Through Windows without a Mouse

    Yes, your mouse works just fine, but you can also toggle through open application windows via the keyboard. Using the Alt+Tab key combination, you can toggle through application windows without your hands leaving the keyboard. I like the fact that applications are in order from most recently used...
  • Blog Post: New From the Dell Download Store: Microsoft “Unboxed”

    Broadband Internet access opens up some cool possibilities. Downloading software is one example. If you’re a gamer, chances are good you’ve downloaded some games using Valve’s Steam site . And you probably did it because it’s easier than driving to a local software store or because...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Tech Tip: Find Almost Anything

    I recently downloaded and installed the free Google Desktop Search software to try it out and it has saved my life on more than one occasion. While I am still figuring out all the nuances, my favorite feature is the system-wide search which allows you to locate keywords in virtually every nook and...
  • Blog Post: Dell Wyse ThinOS8 + Cloud Client Manager = Enhanced Security and Performance meets Game Changing Ease of Use and Cloud Management

    Today at Citrix Synergy, the Dell Cloud Client Computing team announced the latest addition to its portfolio, Dell Wyse ThinOS 8 firmware. The new firmware is ground breaking in three ways and continues Dell Wyse’s long streak of industry leading innovation in the thin client segment: Security...
  • Blog Post: A New (Virtual) Frontier for Ethics

    The Ethics Resource Center , I must admit, did not sound at first like it would be the most exciting organization. But, they asked me to come speak at their Fellows Program about what Dell has done in Second Life , and I'll talk to anyone who will listen to me about the possibilities of virtual worlds...
  • Blog Post: What You Need to Know About the Windows 7 Upgrade Process

    It’s been a busy time since Windows 7 launched last week. Many customers who bought systems after June 26 have registered for upgrade kits to move from Vista to the of Windows 7. So many, in fact, that we've had to address performance issues on the Windows 7 upgrade site . We've also recently...
  • Blog Post: CSI, Jaws and Digital Forensics

    While the 'CSI effect' has glamorised and highlighted the importance of forensics to the public, it bears little reality to the hard work, long hours and challenges faced by the analysts who extract evidence from digital devices. In the real world, police forces are experiencing major problems...
  • Blog Post: Stereo Mix Record Functionality and Dell

    Stereo mix record capability in sound cards and audio chips is the source of many discussions and much confusion in the blogosphere. A post from Chad Lakkis over at ripten.com a while back sparked some conversations on other sites like Gizmodo and Techdirt . Truth is that there’s a lot of confusion...
  • Blog Post: Dell Cloud Client Computing and Citrix XenDesktop 7

    Even since Project Avalon was announced in May 2012 at Synergy San Francisco, BYOD, management, and graphic-intensive workloads have emerged as critical aspects of desktop virtualization deployments. At Dell Cloud Client Computing, we are committed to improving the desktop virtualization experience...
  • Blog Post: Create and Share with Windows 7

    Remember the days when you had to wait impatiently for your photos to be developed at the corner kiosk or drugstore? And what if you wanted to share them? You had to send them in the mail. Thankfully, digital photography and the internet have changed all that, giving us the ability to share our favorite...
  • Blog Post: Dell Names John Swainson President of New Software Group

    I've said before that Dell will continue its focus on being a solutions provider to businesses of all sizes. Software is an integral part of the server, storage and networking solutions and services that we're delivering to our customers. Today, we 're announcing the formation of a new...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Experience

    There have been millions of downloads of the Windows 7 beta since Microsoft made it official back in January this year. Since then, it's been good to see positive reactions to it in the blogosphere. As we all wait for the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate , I thought you might be interested...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 is Gonna Rock

    I was checking Techmeme a little while ago , and saw Walt Mossberg’s review of Windows 7 . Though you have to read past the lead paragraph to get to the positive stuff, he writes a pretty glowing review of Windows 7. I have to agree with Walt’s assessment: it’s the best version of...
  • Blog Post: Firefox 3 Arrives

    Not surprisingly, Firefox 3.0 is front and center on Techmeme right now. Lots of folks like Eric Shonfeld have blogged about the initial problems getting to the Download Day site . The main Firefox 3.0 download page is up and running—I just downloaded and installed the final version of Firefox...
  • Blog Post: Linux driver available for Dell Wireless cards

    Christopher Tozzi's blog from Thursday reminded me of the announcement that I never made: Linux driver support is now available to Dell-branded wireless cards. We started working closely with Broadcom early this year on providing this support, as our customers have been asking for a Linux driver...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Makes Windows 7 RTM Date Official

    Since Brandon LeBlanc blogged on the topic of the Windows 7 RTM yesterday, there's been some buzz in the the blogosphere . There's even more now that Microsoft has made the Windows 7 RTM date official. In another blog post, Brandon confirms that today's the day for the Windows 7 RTM . ...
  • Blog Post: Chrome OS Wi-Fi Support Running on a Mini 10v... Source Code Available

    Last week, Google released ChromiumOS to the open source community at http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os . ChromiumOS is a small, optimized OS whose purpose is to make it extremely simple and easy to browse the web. Without a network connection, ChromiumOS is not very interesting. With a network connection...
  • Blog Post: Mario joins Ubuntu Core-Dev team

    Lots of folks within Dell are committed to Linux initiatives. Ubuntu is a good example. Since we committed to offer it on certain consumer systems back in May last year , we've added many countries outside the US. Beyond just making it available though, we've also spent a lot of time to make...
  • Blog Post: Back to School Tips from Dell

    It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about empowering students with the tools they need to be successful this school year. As a former Sales Resolution Specialist, I’ve spoken to several customers whose Back to School experience could have benefited from a few strategic steps...
  • Blog Post: Dell Mini 10v and Other Operating Systems

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about netbooks via IdeaStorm and through @Dell_Mini on Twitter since we asked you to join us last week. Since then, we've received lots of ideas and have over 150 followers on Twitter. We look forward to your continued feedback. One of the first things we noticed...