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It seems hard to fathom, but it's been two and a half decades since Microsoft released its first true mainstream operating system, Windows 3.0. Yes, there were two major releases that preceded it, but Windows 3.0 was the first to version to strike a... Read more...
Last week learned that the Oculus Rift will be delivered to paying customers starting in Q1 2016. Oculus also took the time to show us what the final version of the Rift will look like once it begins shipping. During the reveal, the company stated... Read more...
Just over a month following its official unveil, Microsoft's Surface 3 is already a belle of the tablet ball as far as business is concerned, running Windows 8.1 and offering easy IT integration and robust Enterprise-class security. And with the... Read more...
Since Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its CEO, we've seen the company make some dramatic transformations, and given what we've seen in recent years, it's proven quite refreshing. That carries on through to Windows 10, which is shaping up to be... Read more...
A couple of months ago, we posted about the prospect of a subscription-based Windows. Given the changing landscape, it wasn't that hard to believe that such a thing could come true, and if it didn't, many believed that the next version of Windows... Read more...
A mere week after Microsoft rolled out build 10061 of its Windows 10 Preview comes a brand-new one: 10074. This build is a bit special in that it's the first in a while to be delivered to those on the "Slow" ring - so if you're currently running an... Read more...
According to US-based security research firm FireEye, a Russian group it dubs APT28 is responsible for attacking a number of different government agency computers through exploitation of previously... Read more...
As hard as it might be to believe, Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP last April; the 8th, to be exact. Since then, there has actually been little to report on XP-wise, although earlier this month, we did learn that the classic OS has more... Read more...
Windows 10 isn't even out the door yet, so what better time than now to talk about its successor? Believe it or not, there's a fair bit of information on it floating around already, with its codename being particularly interesting:... Read more...
Intel's much-anticipated 'Compute Stick' has just hit e-tail, with the most notable e-tailer to stock it right now being Amazon. Right now, there's a 32GB version being sold that packs in an inactive Windows 8.1 installation as well as Android 4.4... Read more...
Ten years ago, the mere suggestion that Microsoft could one day open source Windows would have resulted in much laughter, and you might have even found yourself checked into a facility to monitor... Read more...
The leak of Windows 10 build 10036 over the weekend (the current Technical Preview is build 9926) revealed a new settings feature indicating a move by Microsoft towards delivering OS system updates... Read more...
Bad news, Windows users. Remember that old bit of code that was causing new headaches for iOS and Android device owners? Dubbed "FREAK," it was initially thought that the exploit only affected some mobile browsers, but that's no longer the case... Read more...
It's long been a major pet peeve of mine that Microsoft has made it such a challenge to procure a legitimate ISO image of its OSes. I've felt like the company should have no problem offering them in an easy-to-find spot on its website, because after... Read more...
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