Window 10 is less secure than Windows 7
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 14:29

Window 10 is less secure than Windows 7


US-CERT Coordination Centre warns

The US-CERT Coordination Centre has warned that Windows 7 with EMET offers greater protection than Windows 10.

OEMS can’t sell Windows 7 and 8.1
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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 11:47

OEMS can’t sell Windows 7 and 8.1


End of an error

Software giant Microsoft is forbidding its OEM chums from flogging hardware with its ancient Windows 7 and awful Windows 8.1 under the bonnet.

Manufacturers fear Intel's Windows 10 plans pushing up costs
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Pushing up costs

Intel's plan to have its next-generation processors support only Windows 10 is causing the industrial PC players a few sleepless nights.

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn
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Monday, 21 March 2016 14:49

Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn


Also broke Windows 10 Mobile promise

Software outfit Microsoft has U-turned over its decision to kill off support for Intel Skylake processors running Windows 7 and 8.1 next year.

Microsoft to only support Windows 10 on Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Bristol Ridge, Snapdragon 820
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Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017

In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.

Microsoft spreads FUD about Windows 7
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Monday, 04 January 2016 10:30

Microsoft spreads FUD about Windows 7


Upgrade or Yog-Sothoth will eat your soul

Software giant Microsoft is getting so desperate to have its users upgrade to Windows 10 it has started spreading FUD about its own Windows 7 operating system.

Microsoft raises the upgrade pressure
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 13:39

Microsoft raises the upgrade pressure


But not on me

I am getting slightly annoyed. Why am I the only person in the world who is not being nagged my Microsoft to upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 10 will be the biggest OS ever
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:24

Windows 10 will be the biggest OS ever

Maybe Apple will support it

Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner have decided that Windows 10 will eventually be the most successful of Redmond's creations.

Windows 7 PRO reprieved until October
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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:41

Windows 7 PRO reprieved until October


Windows 8.1 too

Windows 10 now has 120 million activations thanks mostly to the fact that Microsoft is offering for free to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users. Now Redmond has told its OEM chums they need to prepare to stop selling Windows 7 Professional from October 31 2016.

Don't upgrade to Windows 10 warns Sony
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:50

Don't upgrade to Windows 10 warns Sony


Still half baked. 

Sony has warned owners of its Vaio systems not to upgrade to Windows 10 yet.