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Windows 10 Installed on 200 Million Devices Globally
Windows 10, Microsoft’s flagship OS is now active on more than 200,000,000 devices monthly. This is big news for the Redmond based company that only launched the new version of Windows back in August. According to the official Windows Experience blog, Windows 10 is now on the fastest ever... Read more
Windows 10: Upgrade Now, Or Tonight. Now? 
Microsoft have begun putting pressure on people to make the upgrade to Windows 10, and not everyone is happy about it. If you’re one of those people still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 then by now you might have noticed Microsoft have begun pushing Windows 10 on you... Read more
Microsoft Names End Date For Windows 7
Fans of an older Windows operating system have reason to feel the pang of nostalgia today: Microsoft has quietly announced the end date for Windows 7. This end date will affect the sale of computers with the operating system pre-installed, but the announcement also lists two further dates when support... Read more
Windows 10 Installed over 50 Million Times
In what might possibly be the most unsurprising software news ever, Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Operating System has been installed 53 million times and  managed to capture almost 5% of the market in just under 3 weeks. These figures have been reported by several tech related websites in the... Read more
Windows 10 Will Be Free, Even For Software Pirates
When Microsoft introduced security keys for Windows XP, it was the beginning of a long and tiring battle against piracy, one it would ultimately fail to control with users capable of downloading a full Windows 8 license in under two minutes. Instead of continuing the tirade against pirates, it... Read more
Mainstream Support For Windows 7 Ends-Extended Support Continues
Time flies doesn’t it? Only recently support for Windows XP ended. So I was amazed to hear that Microsoft will no longer offer mainstream support for Windows 7 from 13/01/15. The final mainstream support ending means the relatively new operating system will no longer receive any new features. Microsoft... Read more
Microsoft Security Flaw Affecting Windows 95 Onwards Patched
Microsoft announced the other day that there has been a critical security flaw in all versions of their operating system. It has existed in all versions of  the Windows OS since Windows 95. So, I guess for the last 19 years the guys over at Microsoft have been looking... Read more
Windows 7 Still Dominating OS Market Followed By Windows XP
It’s less than a week before Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP, but it doesn’t look like Microsoft’s attempts to get people off the operating system has made a significant impact. NetMarketshare just released the latest data on operating system market shares, which only goes to show that the... Read more
“Windows 7 is Back” Says HP
HP looks as though it is taking its stand against Windows 8. Over the weekend the company sent its customers emails, informing them that “Windows 7 is back”. The PC making company has launched a new promotion on its website, offering people a saving of $150, if they choose... Read more
The World’s ATMs Are Still Running Microsoft’s Windows XP!
Microsoft is about to make a support change to Windows XP. Unfortunately this means that ATMs all over the world will need to be upgraded and changed. The scary thing is that, according to the largest ATM supplier in the U.S., NCR,  95-percent of the world’s ATMs are powered... Read more
Microsoft Release Preview Of Windows 8.1
Microsoft Corp released a test version of Windows 8.1 on Wednesday. Many computer users were left confused and unsure of the new tile-based interface that was launched with Windows 8. The interface, which works best with touch-screen devices, left fans of the traditional desktop PC longing for the old-style... Read more