Microsoft Releases Axed Windows 7 Family Guy Promotional Clips

A while ago, Microsoft announced that they would team up with Seth MacFarlane to do some Windows 7 / family guy promotional spots. Then a few weeks back, they decided that the family guys characters might not be the best fit for the Windows 7 brand and just axed the whole project. But it seems […]

Google Chrome OS Demo

Google Chrome OS is an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web built around the core tenets of speed, simplicity and security. This is a demo video to give you a feel for the Google Chrome OS user experience.

Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” 9.10: A Closer Look

Today, a new release of the popular free & open source operating system Ubuntu becomes available. This is release 9.10, code-named Karmic Koala. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I could be a little biased, as I had a hand in the planning and development of the release. First, if you […]

Geeks Have a Sense of Humor

Of course, you have to be a geek to get this one at all. The full story is at the Picasa photo page. [via reddit]

Apple Releases Windows 7-Bashing Commercials

As was expected, it didn’t take very long for Apple to release a series of Windows 7-bashing ads. Check them out below… and be sure to let us know your thoughts about them in the comments after. Broken Promises Teeter Tottering PC News

Are you a student? Get Windows Server 2008 R2 for FREE!

Hey Students! Are you currently taking, or planning to take, IT classes? Then this is an offer you won’t want to miss. Thanks to their DreamSpark program, Microsoft is currently offering Windows Server 2008 R2 to eligible high school and college students… for free! You do need a Windows Live ID and a valid student […]

Remembering: The BBC Micro

Last week I wrote about the first computer I ever owned, the Sinclair ZX81. My next step in the computing journey came with the opposition: Acorn’s BBC Micro. The story of the BBC’s origins was at the heart of the recent Micro Men drama. To cut it short, Acorn won the battle over Sinclair to […]

What Windows 7 personality are you?

In anticipation of the general release of Windows 7 on October 22, Microsoft has published a Windows 7 Personality Quiz (via Ina).  Don’t you have to wonder what Windows 7 personality you are?  Will you be “Bloated”, “Overhyped”, or “BSOD?”  Let’s examine this little survey, because one of our favorite activities here on [GAS] is […]

Soda Machine Fail

[Via TechEblog]

Microsoft wants you to host a Windows 7 launch party

I’m not sure about you guys, but I don’t think this is such a good idea… I mean, it sounds like Microsoft wants you to host a tupperware meeting, or something. This might be the absolute worse video the company ever produced, even worse than the Songsmith promotional clip they released a while ago. What […]

Operating Systems Venn Diagram

So, dear readers, do you think this diagram reflects reality or would you put each OS at a different spot? [Via Graphjam]

Advanced DOS Strategies

A quick flashback into to the world of DOS: … and don’t forget folks, always format the B: drive, not the C: drive! [Via BuzzFeed]