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Microsoft looks to instill app-compatibility confidence in Windows 7 users with Desktop App Assure

January 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

One of many reasons that Windows users are often unwilling to move to a newer version of the operating system is application compatibility. But Microsoft’s contention is this may not be as big a problem as many users fear, at […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 for foldable devices

January 15, 2019

Via: TechRadar

We’ve seen plenty of rumors of Microsoft making a foldable Surface product, but this is the first time we’re hearing that the company is reprogramming Windows 10 to support them. A new build of Windows 10 (numbered 18313.1004) coded with […]


Operating systems, Windows

One year countdown to the death of Windows 7 begins

January 14, 2019

Via: TechRadar

As many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still using Windows 7 despite the fact that Microsoft will officially end support for its ten-year-old operating system one year from now. Kollective’s new “Death of Windows 7” report examined the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7 enters its final year of free support

January 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Windows 7’s five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020—exactly one year from today. After this date, security fixes will no longer be freely available for the operating system that’s still widely used. As always, the end […]


Operating systems, Others

Chromebook storage could soon be opened up like a PC

January 14, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Chromebooks have long had local storage in the form of the Downloads folder of Chrome OS, but very little could be done with this pocket of space on the hard drive. Now, MSPowerUser has discovered that the latest version of […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 Expert’s Guide: Everything you need to know about BitLocker

January 11, 2019

Via: ZDnet

If your PC were lost or stolen, you’d probably cringe at the cost of replacing it. But that’s nothing compared to what you’d stand to lose if someone had unfettered access to the data on that device. Even if they […]


Operating systems, Others

Google Fuchsia release date, news and rumors

January 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

We were expecting to see Google announce Google Fuchsia, or Google Andromeda – a fusion of its Chrome and Android operating systems (OS) – back in October 2017. That announcement never happened. What will Google Fuchsia look like, though? Well, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit ‘Not genuine’ PCs

January 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Some Windows 7 admins are feeling the pain of Microsoft’s latest updates in this week’s Patch Tuesday releases. Thankfully for Microsoft, hardworking admins continue to spot bugs that it didn’t detect during pre-release testing. This time they’ve found that its […]


Operating systems, Others

What is the best Linux distro for beginners?

January 10, 2019

Via: TechRadar

For those folks dipping their toes into Linux waters for the first time, the choice of various distributions or ‘flavours’ of Linux can be truly overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what to look for. In the early days of […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft spits out patches and plans to gobble up 7GB of storage for future Windows 10 updates

January 9, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

IT’S MICROSOFT’S MONTHLY PATCHING TIME, with Redmond pasting over some 51 security holes across Windows 10, 7, and 8.1, along with other nasties in its suite of software. One major security bork in the Windows Jet Database Engine, which can […]