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Is it time to rethink Windows?

Is it time to rethink Windows?

[Disclosure: Many of the firms mentioned are clients of the author.] It’s easy to forget that Windows was initially a shell for DOS before it went through a massive change in 1995 (after Apple made GUIs the next big thing). Microsoft dominated the market that resulted, of course. But this was a market defined by […]

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support

Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support | Computerworld As the January end-of-support deadline for the aged OS approaches, Microsoft is ramping up efforts to get users to move to Windows 10. Microsoft “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close to the edge […]

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws ‘unexpected error; quitting’ and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws ‘unexpected error; quitting’ and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver

This month’s Win10 1903 patch throws ‘unexpected error; quitting’ and doesn’t play well with an Intel video driver | Computerworld The first October cumulative update for Win10 version 1903, KB 4517389, triggers many complaints about rogue ‘X’ marks, black screens in Chrome, and an unnerving ‘unexpected error; quitting’ message on older programs. Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged […]

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

On the face of it, yesterday’s dump of “optional, non-security” patches for Win10 was thoroughly boring:  As usual, there was no second cumulative update for Win10 1903/Server 1903. If history’s any indication, that patch will likely arrive during “D Week” or “E Week” — or some other random time, later this month or early next month. […]

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will issue its final release of patches and fixes for Windows 7. After that, there will be no more technical assistance and software updates from the company, unless you have an Enterprise Agreement or Enterprise Agreement Subscription, and then it will cost you plenty. Naturally, Microsoft strongly recommends that you […]

Windows 10: It’s complicated | Computerworld

Windows 10: It’s complicated | Computerworld

It was a far, far simpler time. There was just the one iPad. Iron Man was only up to 2. And Windows 7 scratched its way onto about a quarter of all Windows PCs. The year: 2010. Somewhere in the intervening years, things got complicated. Now iPads come in five sizes. Marvel’s universe has more […]

You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Apple’s end-to-end vision product vision extends from content consumption all the way out to content creation and distribution, and the mass market isn’t to be found at the Mac Pro end of this spectrum. Apple’s best ever Mac Apple has designed the Mac Pro to go the places no other Mac has ever reached. With […]

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release | Computerworld The newly renamed ‘Windows 10 November 2019 Update’ is nearing release. But given the company’s past naming conventions, it might not show up until November. NiroDesign / Getty Images “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close […]

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