Operating Systems News

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Here we go again: Microsoft sets 1 month deadline for Windows 8.1

Just when you thought the Windows XP end-of-life would be the last deadline you’d have to scramble to meet, Microsoft has added a new ultimatum – and this one’s only a month away. 

What happens if you’re still on XP in two weeks?

OK, just for argument’s sake, let’s pretend that not everyone who is reading this hasn’t already switched off of Windows XP. You know, because according to recent surveys, about a quarter of users haven’t. What happens when support ends on April 8? 

Study: Third-party apps account for 75% of vulnerabilities

Many IT pros are focused in on operating systems these days. But a report from Secunia finds the biggest risk lies outside of whichever version of Windows or OS X you might be running. 

Another OS ends support

You know Windows XP is about to lose support in April. By now, you’ve hopefully made succession plans. But did you know another popular OS – released almost a decade later – has already seen its support end? 

All the latest on the Windows 8.1 update

It’s no secret that Windows 8 has been a tough sell for users. And it looks like Microsoft’s doing what it can to try to soften the OS’s unpopular image. 

Need to stick with XP? 3 options for the end of support

The end of official Windows XP support from Microsoft is now less than nine months away, but many businesses, for various reasons, can”t pry themselves away from the more-than-decade-old OS. 

‘Near-final’ Windows 8.1 build leaked

Most organizations still aren’t sold on Windows 8, and many are waiting for the upcoming Windows 8.1 update before they make up their minds. A recently leaked build might show IT what to expect. 

5 Windows 8.1 features that may change IT's mind

Microsoft”s latest operating system hasn”t yet caught on with consumers or businesses. But the upcoming Windows 8.1 has a few updates that could change the stance of some organizations. 

How to add the Start menu back into Windows 8

Windows 8 made some big changes to a familiar operating system. But will Microsoft backtrack and add a new Windows 8 Start menu in its next update? 

Are you ready for the end of Windows XP support?

There’s now less than one year before Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP support. And by the look of it, many companies could be open to serious security risks when it happens.