It looks like when it come to software pirates Microsoft is willing to forgive and forget. It has been reported that Microsoft plans to fight Windows piracy in China by upgrading bootleg copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free this summer.
Microsoft has revealed some of the hardware requirements to run the desktop version of Windows 10 when it is released this summer. The below slide does not go over everything, but does discuss memory, storage, graphics, screen size and firmware requirements.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will officially launch this summer. It will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. While Microsoft has confirmed a summer release they did not specify an official release date.
Over the past year Microsoft has hinted that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, but they have now confirmed that they will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, which is currently codenamed Project Spartan.
It looks like Microsoft will be changing the way Windows updates are pushed out to users. The Verge has noticed that the latest leaked version of Windows 10 is letting you get updates through peer-to-peer means. This includes different updates from other computers on your network or even online.
For some odd reason Microsoft has made it quite the task to procure a legitimate ISO image of Windows 7. You would think they would have an easy to find place on their website for ISO images, because remember you really cannot take advantage of these ISO images unless you have a proper legal key. So many people end up losing the disc or ISO they previously had making it quite the challenge to get a replacement.
For years many people have thought that getting a Mac would be the solution to hackers, viruses, spyware and much more. And for quite a while this was the case as many hackers did not waste their time with OS X. In recent years though Apple has seen a steady increase in Mac sales and pretty much dominates the over $1000 notebook range. Since these computers are priced higher it brings more attention from hackers and other shady parties. The latest report from GFI shows that Apple’s major operating system sits on top of the leaderboard when it comes to security vulnerabilities in 2014.
Microsoft is trying another tactic to get Windows XP users to finally upgrade. They will be doubling the support cost for the operating system. Windows XP is 14 years old now and has been followed up by Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, but many home and business users continue to rely on the software and have not upgraded.
At Microsoft Windows 10 event the company went over how universal apps would have the the same or a very similar experience across all devices. Office was part of that conversation, and Microsoft just that their next installment of Desktop applications will arrive before the end of 2015.
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