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.
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.
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.