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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 and Surface updates are causing major headaches

August 16, 2019

Via: BGR

Windows 10 has undoubtedly been a significant improvement over its predecessors, but the latest operating system from Microsoft isn’t without its issues. Over the past several days, a variety of substantial issues have cropped up for Windows users, most of […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Vulnerability in Microsoft CTF protocol goes back to Windows XP

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

CTF, a little-known Microsoft protocol used by all Windows operating system versions since Windows XP, is insecure and can be exploited with ease. According to Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher with Google’s Project Zero elite security team and the one […]


Application Software, Software Category

With Microsoft dumping MS Office, consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

I’ve long been a fan of the open-source LibreOffice suite. It works well, it’s free, and it does everything I’ve ever needed an office suite to do. The latest edition, LibreOffice 6.3, is better than ever. It may also be […]


Software Security

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

August 12, 2019

Via: TechSpot

In the German independent research institute’s May/June 2019 ‘best antivirus software for Windows Home Users’ report, Windows Defender is one of four products to receive perfect 6 out of 6 scores in the protection, performance, and usability categories. Windows Defender […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 19H2 test builds

August 8, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is releasing two slightly different new Windows 10 19H2 test builds to the Slow Ring today, August 8. One of the builds has a handful of incremental feature tweaks turned on by default; the other has them turned off […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft removes Office 2019 from its Home Use Program benefits

August 8, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft quietly has made a change to its Home Use Program (HUP) for its Software Assurance business customers. As some had expected when the company began revamping the HUP benefit earlier this year, Microsoft is dropping the ability to buy […]


Application Software, Software Category

Researchers Discovered a Big Security Flaw In This Important Microsoft Product

August 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

Researchers have found a big security hole in some popular Microsoft software that they speculate could have impacted the company’s Azure cloud computing service. Check Point researchers revealed their findings on Wednesday about a security vulnerability that affects Microsoft’s Hyper-V […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft confirms that some users are stuck in Windows 10 S Mode

August 2, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Windows S Mode locks down your computer to apps obtained from the Microsoft Store, which the company argues is better for security. It’s also better for Microsoft’s stats on how much people are using “tiled” apps. Anyone who has bought […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft can breathe again as Windows 10 sees significant uptake in users

August 1, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

After a fairly stagnant few months, Windows 10 has seen a significant uptake in users, tantalisingly close to having half the market at 48.86 (3.07). Perhaps more importantly for Microsoft, Windows 7, which started the year with over 40 per […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is finally moving towards cloud-based recovery for Windows 10

July 31, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

Whereas mobile devices can be ‘cloned’ pretty much instantly, desktop machines remain in the dark ages, with a fresh install and individual app installations still the order of the day. Microsoft seems to have noticed that too, and the latest […]