Windows 7 supera a Windows Vista

Autor: i.aguilar

NetMarketShare publicó que el SO de la empresa Microsoft, Windows 7 superó a Windows Vista en cuota de mercado este mes de Agosto, ocupando el segundo lugar en Sistemas Operativos más usados a nivel mundial con un 14.46% de cuota.

El Sistema Operativo Windows 7 supero a Vista

El SO más usado en el mundo hasta el momento sigue siendo el Windows XP con un 61.87% de cuota, pero a como van las cosas poco a poco Windows 7 le irá ganando terreno porque según NetMarketShare todos los SO han perdido cuota, excepto Windows 7 que va hacia arriba.

Esto es muy normal ya que Windows 7 es un SO que realmente escuchó las quejas de los usuarios del Windows Vista, y para mí en lo personal es un Sistema Operativo muy amigable, que por el momento no me ha dado ningún problema.

Creo que Windows XP es el SO de Microsoft que sigue dominando en el mundo porque mucha gente no se anima a cambiarlo porque no quieren experimentar, porque se sienten bien con el Windows XP, porque su ordenador no cumple los requisitos mínimos para el cambio (por este motivo Microsoft extendió el downgrade a Windows XP), porque tuvieron mala experiencia con el Windows Vista o simplemente porque no les importa.

La verdad es que Windows 7 a comparación con el Windows XP, tiene muchas utilidades y aplicaciones que simplifican la vida y sin contar con su DirectX 11 que hace que los gráficos de videojuegos y películas en blu-ray se vean espectaculares comparándolo con el pobre y obsoleto DirectX 9 del XP.


Autor: i.aguilar

NetMarketShare publicó que el SO de la empresa Microsoft, Windows 7 superó a Windows Vista en cuota de mercado este mes de Agosto, ocupando el segundo lugar en Sistemas Operativos más usados a nivel mundial con un 14.46% de cuota.

El Sistema Operativo Windows 7 supero a Vista

El SO más usado en el mundo hasta el momento sigue siendo el Windows XP con un 61.87% de cuota, pero a como van las cosas poco a poco Windows 7 le irá ganando terreno porque según NetMarketShare todos los SO han perdido cuota, excepto Windows 7 que va hacia arriba.

Esto es muy normal ya que Windows 7 es un SO que realmente escuchó las quejas de los usuarios del Windows Vista, y para mí en lo personal es un Sistema Operativo muy amigable, que por el momento no me ha dado ningún problema.

Creo que Windows XP es el SO de Microsoft que sigue dominando en el mundo porque mucha gente no se anima a cambiarlo porque no quieren experimentar, porque se sienten bien con el Windows XP, porque su ordenador no cumple los requisitos mínimos para el cambio (por este motivo Microsoft extendió el downgrade a Windows XP), porque tuvieron mala experiencia con el Windows Vista o simplemente porque no les importa.

La verdad es que Windows 7 a comparación con el Windows XP, tiene muchas utilidades y aplicaciones que simplifican la vida y sin contar con su DirectX 11 que hace que los gráficos de videojuegos y películas en blu-ray se vean espectaculares comparándolo con el pobre y obsoleto DirectX 9 del XP. Leer más “Windows 7 supera a Windows Vista”

Prepare for Record Patch Tuesday

By Tony Bradley, PC World

Next Tuesday Microsoft will unleash 14 new security bulletins, addressing a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities. In the wake of the out-of-band patch issued for the Windows shortcut security flaw, and with an upcoming out-of-band patch from Adobe as well–IT admins need to a plan of action for implementing the deluge of updates.

Issuing 14 security bulletins in one month is a new one, but the record of patching 34 different flaws is not so uncommon any more. This is the third or fourth time that has occurred in just the past year. Microsoft has experienced a feast or famine flow of updates with virtually no security bulletins one month, followed by a massive batch of security bulletins the next. Microsoft has also had an unusual number of out-of-band patches this year to address attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities.

Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, provides a brief analysis of the upcoming Microsoft patches on his blog. “Including the LNK update, 9 bulletins have a rating of critical and affect all version of the Windows OS, Internet Explorer, Silverlight and Microsoft Office.”

However, Kandek goes on to clarify that “Windows 7 and 2008 R2 have a smaller number of critical vulnerabilities than Windows XP and 2003 in function of their improved security architecture, but are still affected by 2 critical vulnerabilities each.”


By Tony Bradley, PC World

Next Tuesday Microsoft will unleash 14 new security bulletins, addressing a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities. In the wake of the out-of-band patch issued for the Windows shortcut security flaw, and with an upcoming out-of-band patch from Adobe as well–IT admins need to a plan of action for implementing the deluge of updates.

Issuing 14 security bulletins in one month is a new one, but the record of patching 34 different flaws is not so uncommon any more. This is the third or fourth time that has occurred in just the past year. Microsoft has experienced a feast or famine flow of updates with virtually no security bulletins one month, followed by a massive batch of security bulletins the next. Microsoft has also had an unusual number of out-of-band patches this year to address attacks against zero-day vulnerabilities.

Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, provides a brief analysis of the upcoming Microsoft patches on his blog. “Including the LNK update, 9 bulletins have a rating of critical and affect all version of the Windows OS, Internet Explorer, Silverlight and Microsoft Office.”

However, Kandek goes on to clarify that “Windows 7 and 2008 R2 have a smaller number of critical vulnerabilities than Windows XP and 2003 in function of their improved security architecture, but are still affected by 2 critical vulnerabilities each.” Leer más “Prepare for Record Patch Tuesday”

8 sistemas para asegurar los datos vitales de su negocio

¿Dónde residen tus datos? ¿Los cargas contigo? ¿Cómo? ¿Están más y mejor seguros en lo que algunas personas llaman “servidores”? ¿Es acaso una combinación de lo anterior? ¿Son tus datos importantes? ¿Podrías sobrevivir sin ellos?.

Sería muy cómodo no tener que transportar tus datos en ordenadores portátiles o unidades de almacenamiento, y en su lugar saber exactamente dónde se encuentra, y tener acceso a ella a cualquier hora desde cualquier lugar. Eso sucederá pronto. De hecho, algunas compañías ya disfrutan de ésta tecnología: desde simples documentos hasta bases de datos completas, correo electrónico y mucho más; existen muchos proveedores de servicios que ofrecen el mantener nuestros datos –y procesos- viviendo “En la Nube”. Esto es, Cloud-Computing, o SaaS (Software as a Service).

Algunos de nosotros aun no aceptamos esto, o nos preocupa el hecho de poder perder control sobre nuestros datos sin saber exactamente dónde residen. Tal vez, estamos tan acostumbrados a ‘palpar’ nuestra información que el simple pensamiento de no tenerla con nosotros es como de plano no tenerla en absoluto.

Así pues, en este escenario de “sentirla” nos acostumbramos a salvar nuestra información en todavía más dispositivos físicos, de forma que podamos dormir tranquilos sabiendo que nuestra data está a salvo. Hasta que llegue el día en que hagamos el cambio mental y nos convenzamos que la Nube es más segura que nuestros dispositivos portátiles, continuaremos teniendo la necesidad de ponerla a salvo. Ya sea a más dispositivos o ¡a la Nube!.


como-asegurar-los-datos-sensibles-de-la-empresa¿Dónde residen tus datos? ¿Los cargas contigo? ¿Cómo? ¿Están más y mejor seguros en lo que algunas personas llaman “servidores”? ¿Es acaso una combinación de lo anterior? ¿Son tus datos importantes? ¿Podrías sobrevivir sin ellos?.

Sería muy cómodo no tener que transportar tus datos en ordenadores portátiles o unidades de almacenamiento, y en su lugar saber exactamente dónde se encuentra, y tener acceso a ella a cualquier hora desde cualquier lugar. Eso sucederá pronto. De hecho, algunas compañías ya disfrutan de ésta tecnología: desde simples documentos hasta bases de datos completas, correo electrónico y mucho más; existen muchos proveedores de servicios  que ofrecen el mantener nuestros datos –y procesos- viviendo “En la Nube”. Esto es, Cloud-Computing, o SaaS (Software as a Service).

Algunos de nosotros aun no aceptamos esto, o nos preocupa el hecho de poder perder control sobre nuestros datos sin saber exactamente dónde residen. Tal vez, estamos tan acostumbrados a ‘palpar’ nuestra información que el simple pensamiento de no tenerla con nosotros es como de plano no tenerla en absoluto.

Así pues, en este escenario de “sentirla” nos acostumbramos a salvar nuestra información en todavía más dispositivos físicos, de forma que podamos dormir tranquilos sabiendo que nuestra data está a salvo. Hasta que llegue el día en que hagamos el cambio mental y nos convenzamos que la Nube es más segura que nuestros dispositivos portátiles, continuaremos teniendo la necesidad de ponerla a salvo. Ya sea a más dispositivos o ¡a la Nube!. Leer más “8 sistemas para asegurar los datos vitales de su negocio”

Windows 7 already more dominant than Vista

In the world of monopolistic operating systems, it certainly didn’t take long for Windows 7 to be on more computer than Microsoft’s previous, bungled platform Windows Vista.

Net Applications now reports that Windows 7 accounts for 14.5% of all operating systems on active computers, leapfrogging ahead of Vista which now stands at 14.3%.

This comes juse nine months after Windows 7 became commercially available, making it just about the quickest that any new operating system has overtaken its predecessor. If you don’t believe me, just look at Windows XP. That OS still has a 61.9% market share.

It also gives more credence to Microsoft’s statement that Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system ever, already making its way through 175 million sold licenses, the vast majority of which are through PC makers who now almost unanimously sell all new computers with Windows 7 installed.


Mike Luttrell

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In the world of monopolistic operating systems, it certainly didn’t take long for Windows 7 to be on more computer than Microsoft‘s previous, bungled platform Windows Vista.

Net Applications now reports that Windows 7 accounts for 14.5% of all operating systems on active computers, leapfrogging ahead of Vista which now stands at 14.3%.

This comes juse nine months after Windows 7 became commercially available, making it just about the quickest that any new operating system has overtaken its predecessor. If you don’t believe me, just look at Windows XP. That OS still has a 61.9% market share.

It also gives more credence to Microsoft’s statement that Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system ever, already making its way through 175 million sold licenses, the vast majority of which are through PC makers who now almost unanimously sell all new computers with Windows 7 installed. Leer más “Windows 7 already more dominant than Vista”

A Comprehensive Guide to Windows Vista Fonts for Designers

[T]here are no bad fonts — only inappropriate ones.

— Jason Beaird

The majority of computer users became aware of Microsoft Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, when the company released the new operating system publicly.

You and I of course knew about it well beforehand. Once Vista was available for beta, many web designers adopted it early to begin trying — with varying levels of success — to figure out if they can incorporate Vista fonts into their designs.

Three things quickly became clear:

1. They are beautiful typefaces.
2. They are unusually — and, for designers, unacceptably – blurry unless you have ClearType or another anti-aliasing protocol enabled; but there are serious issues with ClearType.
3. With some exceptions, they are markedly smaller in size than most fonts, making them difficult to incorporate into font stacks.

Trust Microsoft to create something attractive and potentially valuable like this set of spiffy new fonts (or an operating system like Vista), and then take steps to ensure they can’t be used easily.

But I like these fonts: they’re beautiful and they are available in many of our user’s computers (as much as 92% of all PCs use Windows as of May 2010[1]). In addition, the design community deserves some thought as to how to use them in their work.

Let’s see what we’re up against.


by Michael Tuck

A Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft Vista Fonts for Designers

[T]here are no bad fonts — only inappropriate ones.

Jason Beaird

The majority of computer users became aware of Microsoft Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, when the company released the new operating system publicly.

You and I of course knew about it well beforehand. Once Vista was available for beta, many web designers adopted it early to begin trying — with varying levels of success — to figure out if they can incorporate Vista fonts into their designs.

Three things quickly became clear:

  1. They are beautiful typefaces.
  2. They are unusually — and, for designers, unacceptably blurry unless you have ClearType or another anti-aliasing protocol enabled; but there are serious issues with ClearType.
  3. With some exceptions, they are markedly smaller in size than most fonts, making them difficult to incorporate into font stacks.

Trust Microsoft to create something attractive and potentially valuable like this set of spiffy new fonts (or an operating system like Vista), and then take steps to ensure they can’t be used easily.

But I like these fonts: they’re beautiful and they are available in many of our user’s computers (as much as 92% of all PCs use Windows as of May 2010[1]). In addition, the design community deserves some thought as to how to use them in their work.

Let’s see what we’re up against. Leer más “A Comprehensive Guide to Windows Vista Fonts for Designers”

Teams innovation – cognitive bias and over-optimism

por jabaldaia

Why design thinking is good for innovation?

According to Tim Brown “design thinking” is to participate in a dance of four mental states :

Divergence – Is the path to innovation, not an obstacle.

Convergence – It is time to eliminate options and make choices.

Analytical – Without analytical forms of thinking would not be possible to understand complex problems.

Synthetic – is the act of extracting meaningful patterns of the totality of information collected.

These four states are not presented in a logical and predetermined sequence. Here is the intuition that is privileged.

When this dance is performed carefully consider that design can help solve many problems, however, Alan Van Pelt says people are predisposed to cognitive bias and to be led by emotions which can contribute to bad decisions.

In other words, not minimizing these cognitive biases dance is like to trod the foot of your partner.

When we are prone to the pitfalls of decision making, when uncertainty is large, this is where design thinking is more useful.

Often what looks like a useful thing becomes an auxiliary of discomfort. The automotive industry is one example as shown Jeffrey Henning by pointing to research by observation as a key to innovation.

The issues highlighted here reveal not only the need for careful observation and allows an analogy not superficial, but also clearly reveal the existence of excess optimism and its consequences.

Being over-optimistic allows innovation to happen.

The delusional optimism makes us cling to ideas more than we should.


por jabaldaia

Why design thinking is good for innovation?

According to Tim Brown “design thinking” is to participate in a dance of four mental states :

Divergence – Is the path to innovation, not an obstacle.

Convergence – It is time to eliminate options and make choices.

Analytical – Without analytical forms of thinking would not be possible to understand complex problems.

Synthetic – is the act of extracting meaningful patterns of the totality of information collected.

These four states are not presented in a logical and predetermined sequence. Here is the intuition that is privileged.

When this dance is performed carefully consider that design can help solve many problems, however, Alan Van Pelt says people are predisposed to cognitive bias and to be led by emotions which can contribute to bad decisions.

In other words, not minimizing these cognitive biases dance is like to trod the foot of your partner.

When we are prone to the pitfalls of decision making, when uncertainty is large, this is where design thinking is more useful.

Often what looks like a useful thing becomes an auxiliary of discomfort. The automotive industry is one example as shown Jeffrey Henning by pointing to research by observation as a key to innovation.

The issues highlighted here reveal not only the need for careful observation and allows an analogy not superficial, but also clearly reveal the existence of excess optimism and its consequences.

Being over-optimistic allows innovation to happen.

The delusional optimism makes us cling to ideas more than we should. Leer más “Teams innovation – cognitive bias and over-optimism”

Place Important Windows 7 Shortcuts Within Reach Of Every User

Windows 7 is relatively a new operating system. Applications are still being developed for it that explore and push its boundaries. If you are a Windows 7 user, you already appreciate its improvement over Windows Vista. But while 7 provides a great margin of user convenience, things can always be improved by third party applications. This brings to our today’s application – Preme.

Preme is a freeware program that helps place important Windows 7 shortcuts within reach of every user. There are a number of handy shortcuts provided by Preme which make 7’s usage a lot easier; for instance, you will be able to view all minimized windows in 3D style by just moving your mouse cursor to the top left corner. You can choose the view to be displayed in Flip 3D or Alt-Tab style.


Windows 7 is relatively a new operating system. Applications are still being developed for it that explore and push its boundaries. If you are a Windows 7 user, you already appreciate its improvement over Windows Vista. But while 7 provides a great margin of user convenience, things can always be improved by third party applications. This brings to our today’s application – Preme.

Preme is a freeware program that helps place important Windows 7 shortcuts within reach of every user. There are a number of handy shortcuts provided by Preme which make 7’s usage a lot easier; for instance, you will be able to view all minimized windows in 3D style by just moving your mouse cursor to the top left corner. You can choose the view to be displayed in Flip 3D or Alt-Tab style.

Preme Leer más “Place Important Windows 7 Shortcuts Within Reach Of Every User”