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#Windows10: Features to be ditched after October 2018 Update...
Over the years, Microsoft has fine-tuned its OS with some interesting upgrades, giving us a clean Settings section, new Paint 3D app, et al. However, the company also has a knack for ditching things, with some key features being removed with the Oct 2018 Update of Windows 10. Here are the details.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-20 04:39 UTC
Microsoft Released the Windows 7 & 8.1 KB4343901 & KB4343898 Cumulative Updates...
In this article we will outline the cumulative updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008. There are numerous fixes and security updates resolved with these updates, so it is strongly advised that everyone install them as soon as possible
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-15 00:14 UTC
Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion, promises to keep it independent and open...
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"Software" isn't just part of Microsoft's name, it's the heart of the company, and now it owns one of the most popular code repositories in the world. On Monday, Microsoft announced that it's acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion. Deve
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-04 15:05 UTC
Microsoft Buys GitHub, and Some People Are Pissed...
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Microsoft is officially buying Github, the internet's largest source code repository, for a cool $7.5 billion in stock, with Microsoft VP Nat Friedman assuming the role of GitHub's CEO. The acquisition isn't without its detractors, who say the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-04 15:04 UTC
Bill Gates used to memorize the license plates of Microsoft employees to keep tabs on them...
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told BBC Radio 4 that he memorized his employees' license plate numbers to track their work hours.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-25 14:29 UTC
Easily exploited flaw in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine allows total system compromise...
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A critical and extremely easily exploitable vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE) has been patched through an out-of-band security update pushed out by Microsoft on Tuesday. "Administrators of enterprise antimalware deploymen
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-05 18:32 UTC
Microsoft pledges $5B Internet of Things investment over 4 years...
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Microsoft said Wednesday it plans to invest $5 billion in the complicated-but-exciting world of Internet of Things over the next four years. In a blog post, Corporate Vice President of Azure Julia White didn't go into detail about how the $5 billion w
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-04 18:43 UTC
Microsoft's Windows 7 Meltdown fixes from January, February made PCs MORE INSECURE...
You'll want to install the March update. Like right now if you can avoid broken networking Microsoft's January and February security fixes for Intel's Meltdown processor vulnerability opened up an even worse security hole on Windows 7 PCs and
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-28 22:36 UTC
What a load of codswallop; sard off Microsoft!...
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You might have noticed and deleted an email from Microsoft this morning, informing you of a change in their Services Agreement with you. Fortunately someone over at The Inquirer actually read the update and noticed a particularly egregious update, if you
By ceres on 2018-03-28 17:48 UTC
Patch LOSE-day: Microsoft secures servers of the world. By disconnecting them...
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Botched patch snatches static IPs, replaces them with world of admin pain Microsoft's Tuesday patch-fest may have reacted quite negatively with Windows Server 2008 R2 running VMware, leaving servers offline and administrators scrambling to recover IP
By viper1 on 2018-03-14 17:13 UTC
Unmasking the Spectre; will the new patches cause a performance Meltdown?...
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With the new improved Intel patches to protect against Spectre and Meltdown, The Tech Report made the effort to revisit the performance impact you can expect on a system with a Core i7-7700HQ and a Samsung PM961 512 GB NVMe SSD. Javascript tests show a no
By ceres on 2018-02-28 20:40 UTC
Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade...
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Microsoft this week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1809, this year's second feature upgrade and the one slated to ship this fall. But the debut of what Microsoft calls the "Skip Ahead" build for Windows 10 18
By viper1 on 2018-02-16 18:48 UTC
Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow...
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It's that moment of the month again when Windows 10 users must prepare for a fresh patching cycle, this time with some important security updates in queue.The February 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout begins on Tuesday, and Windows 10 users will receive the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 07:34 UTC
No, Windows 10 hasn't overtaken Windows 7...
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...at least not according to Netmarketshare
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-01 17:44 UTC
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel's shoddy Spectre variant 2 mitigation...
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The computer industry is in utter chaos right now. Despite a slight increase in PC sales for Q4 2018, the market is still extremely unhealthy. Not to mention, pretty much all existing hardware is fundamentally flawed thanks to both Spectre and Meltdown vu
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-29 01:23 UTC
Hackers are using recent Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to distribute malware...
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Malware can steal passwords, bitcoin wallets, software keys, carry out DDoS attacks and more - and a campaign distributing it is targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-19 17:08 UTC
Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches...
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Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will notice the greatest decrease in system performance after the processor patches are applied.
By kynast on 2018-01-09 20:27 UTC
Microsoft admits that the Meltdown/Spectre patches will hit Windows Server performance...
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After several days of dodging questions about the performance impact of patches designed to fix the Meltdown/Spectre chip design flaws, Microsoft acknowledged Tuesday morning that Windows Server is now slower for certain types of applications thanks to th
By kynast on 2018-01-09 20:17 UTC
Microsoft issues emergency Windows update for processor security bugs...
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Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered...
By viper1 on 2018-01-04 21:25 UTC
Microsoft confirms stalled downloads, bogus errors in Win10 FCU update KB 4054517...
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Microsoft has just fessed up to a couple of the known bugs in this month's Win10 version 1709 cumulative update, KB 4054517 in particular, the stall at 99% download, and the completely bogus warning that the patch had failed to install with error 0x80
By ceres on 2017-12-21 18:38 UTC

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