Microsoft yesterday followed May’s unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems, including Windows XP, by issuing another dozen …
Users postpone ditch-XP decision as Windows 8 runs to stay in place
Windows XP’s disappearance and Windows 8’s march toward some form of success were both put on hold in January, Web analytics firm Net Applications said Saturday.
Microsoft will furnish malware assassin to XP users until mid-2015
Microsoft confirmed on Friday that it will continue to offer its malware scrubbing program to Windows XP users for more than a year after it stops patching the operating system.
Virtual desktop infrastructure offers risks and rewards
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is designed to deliver virtual desktops to client computers over a network from a centralised source. With traditional VDI, you create a master image (reference computer, or core) to use for all clients, then personalise images as needed.
Windows XP may axe antivirus updates for Security Essentials after April 2014
Microsoft might stop updating Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) antivirus software on systems running Windows XP after next April’s support cut-off, the company has suggested.
Middle East vulnerable to Microsoft malware attacks
Microsoft today said that attackers are exploiting a critical and unpatched vulnerability in Office 2007 using malformed documents to hijack Windows PCs, and that Office 2003 and Office 2010 are also vulnerable.
Windows XP deadline provides silver lining to slumping PC market
The PC market remained weak in the third quarter, but the expiration of Microsoft’s support for Windows XP in April next year may have prompted users to look at upgrades, which eased the slump.
PC shipments drop 11.4% in Q2 as Lenovo surpasses HP
Weakness in the global economy, component shortages, sluggish demand for Windows 8 and the popularity of tablets all contributed to another double-digit percentage decline for the global PC market in the second quarter.
Microsoft: PC manufacturers will get Windows 8.1 in August
Microsoft will hand over its most recent version of the operating system Windows 8.1 to OEMs in late August, Microsoft’s Windows marketing chief told its partners on Monday morning.
Windows 8 finally passes Vista in OS market share
Microsoft’s Windows 8 is now a more popular operating system than the reviled Windows Vista, eliminating a source of embarrassment as Microsoft’s latest OS slowly continues to gather steam.