30 June 2010

New Windows 8 operating system available in a year’s time

News has been leaked onto the internet that Microsoft has started work on their next operating system, predictably named Windows 8. On the back of the hugely successful Window 7, it seems that Microsoft isn’t resting on their laurels. Key features are: Even faster startup, which is always nice. Facial recognition technology. Improved touch screen functionality Improved support for the …

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17 June 2010

Support to end for Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft has announced that on 13 July 2010 they will suspend support for Windows XP SP2(Service pack 2). This means that Microsoft will no longer be testing newly discovered vulnerabilities to determine if Windows XP SP2 is affected, nor will it be developing any more patches or updates in support of Windows XP SP2. This will result in the Windows …

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2 June 2010

Google snubs Microsoft Windows from within

Under the guise of security deficiencies, Google is reported to have axed Microsoft Windows from all it operational desktop PCs since the beginning of January this year. Google employees are forced to use either Apple Mac OS or Linux, until ChromeOS, Googles own operating system, is ready for global release later this year. With a reported 88% market share, other …

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1 March 2010

Windows users now have the option to choose their favourite browser

As from today (1 March 2010), Microsoft is legally obliged to start advertising alternatives to its web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), following an agreement reached with the European Competition Commission (ECC) in December 2009. The ECC’s case has been running since 2008 and Microsoft finally signed on the dotted line on 16 December to offer alternative browsers from 1 March. …

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