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Tag: system software


iOS, Operating systems

Apple’s latest iOS update is truly getting on my nerves

January 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

For many people, it’s a ritual. Apple tells you there’s an iOS update. You assume it’s important enough to be acted upon. You download the update and everything is so much better. Or, more likely, you don’t notice any difference […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft touts new cell-connected, ARM-based Windows 10 PCs for the education market

January 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft plans to showcase new and refreshed Windows 10 PCs aimed at the education market during next week’s Bett UK education conference. In addition to announcing a partnership with T-Mobile that will provide select U.S. school districts with 4G LTE […]


Operating systems, Windows

Today’s Patch Tuesday brings fireworks and — a magic bullet?

January 14, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Over the past few years we’ve seen a few security holes that have drawn Chicken Little warnings and vast amounts of unthinking press reports. When you turn on a local news program and hear from the hometown weather reporter that […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Will Stop Supporting Windows 7 on Tuesday

January 13, 2020

Via: Fortune

Windows 7 holds a special place in the heart of many PC users, but as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, Microsoft is washing its hands of the beloved operating system. That’s the date the software giant will officially no longer support […]


Operating systems, Others

Plenty of Linux Power Is Built Into Linux Lite 4.6

January 13, 2020

Via: TechNewsWorld

Serving two masters, in theory, is nearly impossible. In practice, the Linux Lite distribution easily satisfies Linux newcomers and veteran penguin fans as well. This distro is very beginner-friendly. That is in large part the result of a fine-tuned Xfce […]


Operating systems, Windows

With Patch Tuesday arriving tomorrow, get Windows Automatic Update under control

January 13, 2020

Via: Computerworld

December was a remarkable patching month. For those of you who use Windows Update, there were few surprises. (Manual updaters had it rough, though.) If you’ve been following along, you’ve already installed the December updates. Great. It’s time to get […]


Software Category, System Software

Windows Terminal update includes a retro-style CRT mode

January 10, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The new Windows Terminal has been receiving steady improvements and features ever since, with Microsoft adding features such as panes for multiple terminal windows in the same tab, custom tab titles, improved accessibility features and more. With the newest update, […]


Application Software, Software Category

Mozilla releases patch for a severe vulnerability in Firefox that’s being actively exploited

January 9, 2020

Via: TechSpot

If you’re using Firefox as your go-to web browser, you might want to update it as soon as possible. Earlier today, Mozilla rushed out version 72.0.1 (and ESR 68.4.1) to fix a vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the […]


Operating systems, Windows

You want to keep running Windows 7? Good luck with that, small businesses

January 9, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Support for Windows 7 ends in just a few days. After Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates and bug fixes for the venerable operating system to the general public. Those updates will be available, however, […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 Fast Ring test build adds new Task Manager, Notification options

January 8, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft released on January 8 the first new Windows 10 Fast Ring build for 2020. The new Windows 10 test build, No. 19541, includes a couple of minor new options for Task Manager and Notifications, along with a number of […]