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Larry Magid: Microsoft To End Support For Windows 7

Source: CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft says it will end support for several of its products including Windows 7. Consumers are wondering if there will be a new operating system before then. Back in April we talked about how Microsoft would end support for Windows XP. Really this just goes to show that every product has a lifecycle. Microsoft has a web page (it’s a little obscure) where they list the lifecycle of all their products. Basic support ends Januar ...
Source: CBS San Francisco   Full article at: CBS San Francisco Jul 8 2014, 8:39pm CDT

Windows 7, XP and 8.1 desktop share rises, while Windows 8 falls

Source: Digital Trends

Windows 8.1 is getting more popular, which Microsoft must like. So are their older operating systems too, though. The post Windows 7, XP and 8.1 desktop share rises, while Windows 8 falls appeared first ...
Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends Jul 2 2014, 6:17pm CDT

Windows 9 'Threshold' to Work Across Device Form Factors: Reports

Source: NDTV

Codenamed Windows 'Threshold', the new operating system will have Modern UI turned off by default in certain editions, so that it doesn't alienate users who prefer the mouse and ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jul 1 2014, 4:42am CDT

Poll Results: Windows XP Lives On, for Now

Source: EE Times

EE Times readers told us their plans and actions about upgrading Windows XP computers that control aut ...
Source: EE Times   Full article at: EE Times Jun 23 2014, 11:05pm CDT

Windows 9 might come as a free download, but only to certain users

Source: BGR

Microsoft will release a second major Windows 8.1 update this year – Windows 8.1 Update 2 – which will be available free of charge to Windows 8.1 Update 1 users, hacker group WZOR has revealed. The group also says that Microsoft will sell Windows 8.1 Update 2 for an affordable price to Windows users who are running earlier Windows versions on their machine ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR Jun 23 2014, 2:30pm CDT

Should You Use the Hardware Drivers Windows Provides, or Download Your Manufacturer’s Drivers?

Source: The How-To Geek

Hardware drivers are the software that allow your operating system to communicate with your hardware. Windows includes built-in drivers and automatically downloads new ones to make setup easier, but device manufacturers also provide their own dri ...
Source: The How-To Geek   Full article at: The How-To Geek Jun 23 2014, 5:40am CDT

Newswire: Microsoft to inflict supernatural bro comedy on its longsuffering customers

Source: The A.V. Club

Microsoft—the company that made billions by reinventing the Macintosh, only virus-prone and less user-friendly—is bringing its legendary soft touch to the world of streaming television, ordering a multitude of series to be broadcast via the Xbox. Most of the lineup thus far consists of video game adaptations, but in its quest for top-quality programming, Xbox Studios even considered rebooting Heroes, an idea so bad ...
Source: The A.V. Club   Full article at: The A.V. Club Jun 11 2014, 10:39am CDT

XXCopy is a backup, sync and cloning tool -- for the command line?

Source: BetaNews

XCopy is one of the most useful Windows command line tools, an easy way to copy files, folders, folder trees and more. There’s support for copying only files which have changed, and if a network connection fails then XCopy can even resume later, just where it left off. The program is still a little basic, but if you need more power then there’s always XXCopy, a free-for-personal-use tool which supports all the usual XCo ...
Source: BetaNews   Full article at: BetaNews Jun 2 2014, 12:18pm CDT

Windows 8 Start menu resurrection delayed until next version of Windows in 2015

Source: Extreme Tech

According to some anonymous sources (with good track records), the Start menu won't be returning to Windows 8 later this year as part of Update 2. Instead, it may get pushed back until the next major Windows release, dubbed Threshold, in 2015. It isn't clear why Microsoft is holding back the Start menu, but my guess is that it would make for a nice (if ironic) "killer" feature to get people to upgrade to Threshold/Windows 9. It also isn't clear if ...
Source: Extreme Tech   Full article at: Extreme Tech Jun 2 2014, 11:41am CDT

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