Operating Systems News

Keeping up with the latest operating system news is important for staying on top of new patches, updates, and upgrades. Read about what's new in operating systems and how it impacts your organization.

Don’t believe everything you read: Windows 7 isn’t dead

There are plenty of headlines this week that are trying to shock and scare IT by screaming that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That’s not actually true – but the OS has reached a milestone. 

Mac OS X users face fewer malware threats, but they are there

An urban legend that persists is that Macs don’t get malware. While it’s true that the rates are much lower than for other operating systems and devices, a report reveals the average Mac user is still under attack. 

Windows 8.1 finally beats out XP … barely

It’s a tale of two OSs: One that almost no one likes, and another that just refuses to die. And now it’s reached a strange new chapter. 

Windows flaw highlights insider threat risk

A serious privilege escalation flaw has been found in all supported versions of Windows. Here’s what it could mean for businesses – and why you need to patch your systems immediately. 

What Windows 9 … uh, 10 … means for business

The biggest surprise of yesterday’s launch of the new Windows operating system wasn’t just that they skipped a number. It was that Microsoft has absorbed all the criticism of Windows 8, and is ready to put out an operating system it’s hoping businesses will fall in love with.

Shocker: Windows XP can still be very secure

When Microsoft cut off support for Windows XP, some companies weren’t willing or able to upgrade. A study of antivirus vendors finds that might not have been the fatal move that was predicted. 

Microsoft pulls back killer patch, urges IT to follow

It’s not often that you’ll see this advice: Make sure you don’t update Windows.  

Microsoft extends support deadline for Windows … But it’s not XP

In the wake of the XP deadline, IT might have thought it had heard the last of Microsoft urging users to update their operating systems immediately. But now one of the newest versions of Windows needs to updated ASAP – or it’ll be left just as vulnerable as XP.

Patch Tuesday set to become Hack Tuesday

Tuesday, May 13 will mark a big day for the new Microsoft when it releases its first patches since XP’s death. IT and hackers alike will be watching closely. 

Are mobile users second-class citizens for patches?

Apple recently released a fix for several vulnerabilities with an update to iOS 7.  But something about the way those updates were released isn’t sitting right with security-conscious users.