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Operating systems, Windows

Google quietly cans plans to bring Windows dual-booting to Chromebooks

May 16, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

GOOGLE APPEARS to have cancelled plans to bring a Windows dual-boot option to Chromebooks. ‘Project Campfire’, as it was known to Googlers, was first revealed last summer, with indications that it was not only a thing, but a nearly-ready-thing. However, […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

The Windows 10 security guide: How to safeguard your business

May 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

It is tempting to think that the process of securing a Windows 10 device can be reduced to a simple checklist. Install some security software, adjust a few settings, hold a training session or two, and you can move on […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft urges Windows customers to patch wormable RDP flaw

May 15, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft has fixed a critical vulnerability in some versions of Windows that can be exploited to create a powerful worm. The company even took the unusual step of releasing patches for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, which haven’t been […]


Operating systems, Windows

Hey, Windows 7 and XP Users — You Need to Patch Now

May 14, 2019

Via: Tom's Guide

Windows 7 and its server-based siblings naturally get patches for this, since those operating systems are officially supported until January 2020. But this flaw is so serious that Microsoft has also issued a patch for Windows XP and its server […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Bug Under Active Attack

May 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has released a patch for an elevation-of-privileges vulnerability rated important, which is being exploited in the wild. The bug fix is part of Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday Security Bulletin. It’s tied to the Windows Error Reporting feature and is […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10’s Insider Build 18894 is out now, adding File Explorer improvements and accessibility features

May 9, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Windows 10’s latest Insider Preview Build is finally out for those in the Program’s “Fast” ring, and it’s bringing a wide array of bug fixes to the OS. Perhaps most notably, though, the update will also include a handful of […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Windows 10 is a step closer to never needing passwords

May 9, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft’s vision of a passwordless future is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the company has gained official FIDO2 certification for Windows 10’s biometric authentication system, Windows Hello. The certification is for the Windows 10 May 2019 […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Alexa for Windows 10 goes hands-free, hands Cortana a P45 in the process

May 8, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED an upgrade to its Alexa voice assistant which pretty much destroys any hope for Microsoft’s Cortana. The world-dominating voice assistant is already available as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to Windows 10 users – but there’s […]


Operating systems, Others, Windows

Windows 10 will soon ship with a full, open source, GPLed Linux kernel

May 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier today, we wrote that Microsoft was going to add some big new features to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including native support for Docker containers. It turns out that that ain’t the half of it. The current Windows Subsystem […]


Operating systems, Windows

Google refreshes Android Auto with new features and a darker look

May 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Android Auto — the in-car platform that brings the look and functions of a smartphone to the vehicle’s central screen — is getting a new look and improved navigation and communication features that will roll out this summer. The improvements […]