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.
Well this is quite the change for Microsoft. They have decided to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade for existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. This offer will only be available for the first year following the release of Windows 10.
November figures provided by market researcher StatCounter reveal that while the adoption of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 have increased a little bit in the last 30 days, Windows 7 is still on top as its market share has reached a record 55.75 percent. That means that more than 1 in 2 computers are now powered by Windows 7.
Microsoft has officially announced their next version of Windows and they are calling it Windows 10, not Windows 9 like we all thought. Microsoft says that Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 will run on a multitude of different devices and be a single platform and have a single application store. Microsoft says Windows 10 is their most comprehensive platform, ever.
Earlier this year in April Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP. So that meant no more security updates and fixes. Even though support for Windows XP has ended it is still a very popular operation system, especially in business and on ATM and other point-of-sale machines. Because of this the Windows community is working on updating XP and even has plans for an official service pack 4.
There will be two different versions of Windows, the consumer edition and the business edition, and they will have separate launch dates now and this piece of information has come from a reliable source from within the company.
A few days ago we reported that Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring from that position within the next 12 months. Steve took the CEO position in 2001 and in that time he oversaw led many operating system and product releases. He was speaking with ZDNet and mentioned that there was one product launch he did regret the most, Windows Vista.
During the latest BUILD event Microsoft announced that anyone will be able to download the public preview for Windows 8.1 right away. It looks like Microsoft has made the preview for Windows 8.1 available to the public so here is how you can download it and get it running on your machine.
We all are aware of the fact that Windows 8.1 release is just around the block but the designers at Studio384 have been further improvising some concept designs of how the next Windows 8 installation might look like. Probably we think it is going to be Windows 8.2 also known as “Windows Green” followed by Windows 9.
Our very old start button is back again, but this time you will find a long list of modifications to go with it. Windows 8.1 will be available for as a preview in a few weeks time and shall be released before this year ends. Remember this will be a free update! Just wait and see what it has got for you.
Feb 26, 2015 0
Feb 26, 2015 0