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.

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. 

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.