windows

Mon
17
Feb
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Microsoft: Bright Future for Win8, Despite PC Sales

Microsoft says it has sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses in just fifteen months. That means the firm has sold an additional 100 million licenses since the last time Microsoft reported on Windows 8 sales in May 2013. In all, Microsoft says ... this is evidence that there's a bright future ahead for its newest operating system. The Windows 8 sales numbers don't quite match those of Windows 7, however. Microsoft sold 240 million Windows 7 licenses in less than a year. (Source: engadget.com ) Of course, Microsoft doesn't want anyone to focus on Windows 7. The firm's ... (view more)

Mon
17
Feb
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'SPAMfighter 7.6.87', and 'Ashampoo ClipFinder HD 2.3.5'

SPAMfighter 7.6.87 Keep spam out of your inbox with SPAMfighter, a unique tool specially built for Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. This free utility is free for home use and an important tool in protecting ... your system against phishing, identity theft, and other types of fraud. http://www.spamfighter.com Ashampoo ClipFinder HD 2.3.5 Can't find that high-definition video file? Then give Ashampoo's ClipFinder HD tool a try. This program allows you to easily find, view, and save videos. This program is free, available in a variety of languages, ... (view more)

Wed
18
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Full Windows Start Menu Coming Back: Report

Microsoft will revive the complete Start Menu in a future version of its Windows operating system. That's the claim of Windows insider Paul Thurrott, who says he has learned from sources at the Redmond, Washington-based firm that the Start Menu ... could be back as soon as 2015. Thurrott suggests the new Start Menu could be far closer to the interface seen in Windows 7. Microsoft introduced what Computerworld calls a "pseudo-Start button" with Windows 8.1 (or Windows 'Blue'), which was released this fall. Thurrott's claim has resulted in an explosion of speculation about how and when the Start ... (view more)

Fri
13
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 7 PCs Could Be Sold After October 2014

Microsoft has withdrawn a deadline that would have blocked retailers from selling new Windows 7 computers. But it's sticking to another key deadline: that ending support for the Windows XP operating system (OS). Last week Microsoft posted a note on ... its website saying that computer manufacturers would no longer be able to ship computers running Windows 7 after October 2014. The statement is consistent with previous release schedules for Windows. In the past, retail copies of earlier editions of the OS (like Vista) were sold for one year after a new system was released. Meanwhile, OEMs (or ... (view more)

Tue
12
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft: No Zero-Day TIFF Fix This Patch Tuesday

Microsoft will be issuing Patch Tuesday fixes for several "critical" security problems today. Unfortunately, the firm says the list of fixes doesn't include a patch for a recently reported zero-day flaw affecting Windows and the Microsoft Office ... software suite. The November 2013 Patch Tuesday lineup includes a total of eight bulletins, three of which are marked "critical" -- Microsoft's highest security rating. These flaws involve serious security issues affecting some of Microsoft's most popular products, including the Windows operating system and Internet Explorer, the firm's web browser. ... (view more)

Thu
07
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows Vista, Office Vulnerable to Zero-Day Attack

Microsoft has warned users of its software to beware bogus file attachments. The firm says a newly discovered vulnerability in Windows Vista and the Office software suite could allow hackers remote access to a victim's computer. The flaw affects the ... Windows Vista and Server 2008 operating systems. It also affects Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, plus Microsoft Lync, a communications package. Later editions of Windows, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, are unaffected. The problem does not affect Windows XP, either. The problem involves the way the affected software handles image files in ... (view more)

Mon
28
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Reliability Patch for Internet Explorer 11 Out Now

So far, the newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, Internet Explorer 11, has been anything but stable. That's why Microsoft has now released a "reliability" update ahead of the next Patch Tuesday. Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) ... was released on October 17, 2013. New features include the ability to load up to one hundred tabs at once, side-by-side browsing, and a Reading View tool. However, in the week-and-a-half since its release, the new version of Microsoft's browser has faced its fair share of performance issues. (Source: maximumpc.com ) Google Pages Fail to Rend Properly ... (view more)

Fri
18
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8.1 Out Now: What You Need To Know

Windows 8.1 is the first set of revisions for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. It's available as of this morning -- Friday, October 18, 2013. So, what do you need to know about this significant new update? Here, we'll answer some of the ... questions we've received from our readers in recent weeks. Question: Is Windows 8.1 the same as a service pack? Answer: No. A service pack is a single download that contains all updates, bug fixes, and security patches to date in one package. Normally it's at least a year before Microsoft releases a service pack for a new edition of Windows. Question: ... (view more)

Mon
14
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Daphne 1.54', and 'Windows Firewall Control 4.0.2.4'

Daphne 1.54 This small system tray application allows you to control, debug, and -- if necessary -- kill processes running in the Windows operating system. It's a handy alternative to the Windows task manager that allows you to quickly and easily ... terminate a process. http://www.drk.com Windows Firewall Control 4.0.2.4 This handy little application extends the functionality of Microsoft's Windows Firewall. It gives you quicker access to Windows Firewall's most popular options. It runs in the system tray, making it quick and easy to access from the desktop. http://www.binisoft.org/ This ... (view more)

Thu
10
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Issues Massive Reward to Security Expert

If you've got the skills, it can certainly pay to be a security researcher. One expert recently earned more than $100,000 after discovering a major security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. The award is part of Microsoft's "bug ... bounty" program, which the Redmond, Washington-based firm unveiled earlier this year. Google and Mozilla also employ similar programs , which allow major tech firms to save money by effectively outsourcing their security tasks to independent experts. "Mitigation Bypass Bounty" Includes $100,000 Prize The $100,000 award is part of Microsoft's ... (view more)

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