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  • Survey shows XP lingers on while Windows 11 makes a 0.21% ripple in the enterprise

    11/20/2021 10:31:28 PM PST · by dayglored · 87 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 17, 2021 | Richard Speed
    Dayglored comment: Remember, this is about Corporate Business computers, most of which are managed by corporate IT groups and the uptake of new software, especially a new operating system, is glacially slow, often only happening when new hardware is purchased. Even so, 0.21% is notably low. The uptake on consumer/personal/home computers is, of course, much faster because consumers buy new computers much more often, and are much more likely to upgrade to the latest-and-greatest OS. Lansweeper stats make grim reading for MicrosoftMicrosoft's Windows 11 adventure is going swimmingly. IT asset management outfit Lansweeper has published the results of a 10...
  • 4 Best Windows 95 Emulator For PC

    11/19/2021 7:25:49 AM PST · by fireman15 · 61 replies
    EmulatorClub ^ | July 22, 2021 | Amaan Rizwan
    Windows 95 brought together the features of MSDOS and Microsoft Windows products into one operating system. The user-interface upgrade at the time blew the competition away. The 32bit operating system paved the way for Microsoft’s firmer grip on the PC/Desktop market. Robust sales and reception laid the groundwork for the company’s future OS installments. Relish the nostalgia and run Windows 95 on PC without having to install it on your partition. There are few ways to do that, some involve online on your browser, and others rely on your PC’s emulation capabilities. Best Windows 95 Emulator Windows 93 Winodws 95...
  • Serve Up Some Extra Precautions at Your Holiday Table This Year Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows

    11/14/2021 9:44:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/6/21 | Tara Parker-Pope
    It’s been a year of sacrifice, social distancing and skyrocketing stress. Can we at least enjoy holidays? In terms of risk, the timing of the holiday season couldn’t be worse. The coronavirus is raging across the country, setting new daily infection records. More than 300,000 Americans have died of Covid-19, and small gatherings are believed to be fueling much of the spread. While public health officials caution against family and friends gathering in each other’s homes, they know many people plan to spend the holiday together anyway. The solution? A scaled-back holiday celebration — with open windows, fewer people and...
  • Windows help vanity -- Windows losing filetype association

    11/09/2021 10:50:51 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 24 replies
    November 9, 2021 | Self
    So I was standardized on Opera for several years, tried Brave, didn't really like it, and then someone on here recommended Vivaldi. I tried it and really like it, it's my main browser now. Problem is, it seems to lose the file-type association for web links and http files and so on. I clicked on a link in an email and it opened the box inviting me to tell it what program to use, and -- Vivaldi wasn't even one of the pre-registered options, only Opera. So I browsed to the location (which is oddly in %APPDATA%), and explicitly told...
  • ‘Woke capital incarnate’: Microsoft event opens with land acknowledgments & pronouns

    11/05/2021 10:16:31 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    Toronto 99 ^ | November 4, 2021
    Microsoft’s virtual conference Ignite 2021 was all about hybrid work, metaverse and the cloud, but it opened with “land acknowledgments” to local native tribes and featured speakers describing their race and preferred pronouns. ... Before any of that could happen, however, senior program manager Allison Weins had a ritual to perform. “We need to acknowledge that the land where the Microsoft campus is situated was is traditionally occupied by the Sammamish, Duwamish, Snoqualmie, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, Snohomish, Tulalip, and other coast Salish people since time immemorial,” Weins said, “a people who are still continuing to honor and bring to light their...
  • I wish Microsoft had been brave enough not to release Windows 11

    10/26/2021 9:03:50 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 41 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 10/25/2021 | Dave James
    Sticking to just a major feature update for Windows 10 would have been a positive move for Microsoft and for us PC users. "Windows 10 is the last version of Windows," says Microsoft's Jerry Nixon just ahead of the launch of the then-new operating system. It was a bold statement and now, in the face of the faltering Windows 11 launch, I can't help but wish Microsoft had followed through on that promise instead of giving in to the powerful lure of marketing bull. It's a quote that was widely circulated at the time, continued to be shared around during...
  • Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

    10/25/2021 8:15:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 25 OCTOBER 2021 | Staff
    Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer. The group, which Microsoft calls Nobelium, has employed a new strategy to piggyback on the direct access that cloud service resellers have to their customers' IT systems, hoping to "more easily impersonate an organization's trusted technology partner to gain access to their downstream customers." Resellers act as intermediaries between software and hardware makers and product users. "Fortunately, we have discovered this campaign during its early stages, and we...
  • Microsoft emits more Win 11 fixes for AMD speed issues and death by PowerShell bug

    10/22/2021 11:30:53 AM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 22, 2021 | Simon Sharwood
    Names November as the month for Win 10 H2 update – then reveals major new feature won’t arrive on time [Dayglored comment: My bolding on the paragraph below about the PowerShell bug.] Microsoft has released a build of Windows 11 that it claims addresses performance problems the new OS imposed on some systems.Redmond's announcement of OS Build 22000.282 lists over 60 "improvements and fixes" on top of a lucky 13 "highlights".One of those highlights is described as fixing "an issue that causes some applications to run slower than usual after you upgrade to Windows 11 (original release)".Another addresses an issue...
  • Trip down memory lane - emulator of DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1 will run in your browser with no setup required

    10/21/2021 9:02:29 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 77 replies ^ | April 6, 1992 | Microsoft
    This is a link to an page with a working emulator based on DosBox that will run in your browser just by clicking on the "Emulate it!" picture at the top of the page. It takes a minute or two to load everything up and then the screen goes blank for a little bit when you make your selection. Hit the speaker icon and then the full screen button and you will be transported back to computing in 1992. This has worked in every browser that I have tried it in including Brave, Chrome, and Edge, but your mileage...
  • Microsoft Officially Deprecates UWP (MS finally admits that "Windows Mobile" really is dead)

    10/20/2021 12:38:23 PM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2021 | Paul Thurrott
    Dayglored's TL;DR: Microsoft created the "Universal Windows Platform" (UWP) to unite Windows 10, Windows Mobile/Phone, Xbox One, and HoloLens. It failed because Windows Phone died the gooey death in competition with Android and iPhone, and the many shortcomings and restrictions UWP imposed on developers and end-users impeded adoption. It has taken MS a long time to admit that it's dead, but they finally have done so. Microsoft continues to baby-step around the obvious, but it has officially deprecated the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) as it pushes the desktop-focused Windows App SDK (formerly called Project Reunion) and WinUI 3 as the...
  • Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft's upgrade

    10/06/2021 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2021 9:00 a.m. PT | Mary King, Alison DeNisco Rayome
    Windows 11 started to roll out, but is your laptop ready for the new OS? Find out using the PC Health Check app WhyNotWin11 and other options. _______________________________________________________________________________ Microsoft will phase out Windows 10 support over the next few years, so it's important to make sure your device supports Windows 11. Sarah Tew/CNET Windows 11 arrived Tuesday (here's our full Windows 11 review) and the big question on a lot of PC users' minds since Microsoft unveiled its first major operating system upgrade in six years is, will my computer be compatible? There's been some confusion about device compatibility since...
  • Anyone NOT able to install Windows 11?

    10/06/2021 11:08:26 AM PDT · by Browns Ultra Fan · 62 replies
    10/06/2021 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I got the go-ahead from Microsoft that my Lenovo laptop can be upgraded to Windows 11. But every time I try, it gets to about 75% then stalls. I have tried about 10 times. Yes, I have turned off the firewall. Any suggestions?
  • Microsoft will release Windows 11 on October 5th

    08/31/2021 1:47:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies ^ | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs, or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded.The free upgrade to Windows 11 will start rolling out on October 5th, but like many Windows upgrades in the past, it will be available in phases. New eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first, and then Windows 11 will become available for more in-market devices in the weeks and months following October 5th.“Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want...
  • Disable these Windows 10 settings right now

    09/26/2021 2:40:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 98 replies
    CNET ^ | Sept. 26, 2021 4:00 a.m. PT | Alison DeNisco Rayome, Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
    Windows 11 may be on the way, but more than 1 billion people are still using Windows 10 -- and many have no idea about the default settings that collect information, make you see more ads and notifications and may be slowing down your device. (It will be free to upgrade to Windows 11 if you're already using Windows 10 -- here's how to download Windows 10 free if you haven't already. And here's how to tell if you can upgrade to Windows 11.) If you're a Windows 10 user, you'll want to spend just a few minutes looking into...
  • EDITORS' PICK|Sep 17, 2021,11:18am EDT|24,495 views Exclusive: An American Company Fears Its Windows Hacks Helped India Spy On China And Pakistan

    09/18/2021 8:33:50 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 17, 2021 | Thomas Brewster
    Earlier this year, researchers at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky witnessed a cyberespionage campaign targeting Microsoft Windows PCs at government and telecom entities in China and Pakistan. They began in June 2020 and continued through to April 2021. What piqued the researchers’ interest was the hacking software used by the digital spies, whom Kaspersky had dubbed Bitter APT, a pseudonym for an unspecified government agency. Aspects of the code looked like some the Moscow antivirus provider had previously seen and attributed to a company it gave the cryptonym “Moses.” Moses, said Kaspersky, was a mysterious provider of hacking tech known as...
  • MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates donate $40 million to gender equality projects

    07/29/2021 12:10:39 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 19 replies
    MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates are joining forces to give $40 million to projects focused on advancing gender equality in tech, higher education, minority communities and caregiving. Both Scott and French Gates have previously given to causes around gender equality.
  • White Screen Of Death . 3rd time in a month ( need PC help/advice ) .

    08/14/2021 6:40:43 PM PDT · by sushiman · 42 replies
    8/15/21 | sushiman
    Bought a new Lenovo All-In-One back in January here in Japan . Worked like a champ until the end of last month . As I was clicking on a news story on Yahoo Japan the screen suddenly went all white . My wife called Lenovo telephone support ( which is in Japan and one speaks to Japanese not Chinese ) and they had her change a power setting of some sort . Then on August 8th it happened once again when I was watching a video on Youtube . She called again and this time Lenovo said it was a...
  • Need Windows 7 help, please.

    07/12/2021 6:47:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    Needing some Windows 7 help. It won't start and has been on "Start up repair is checking your system for problems" for 14 hours.
  • Say hi to Microsoft's own Linux: CBL-Mariner

    07/21/2021 6:05:21 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 16 July 2021 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Ok, so it's not named MS-Linux or Lindows, but Microsoft now has its very own, honest-to-goodness general-purpose Linux distribution: Common Base Linux, (CBL)-Mariner. And, just like any Linux distro, you can download it and run it yourself. Amazing isn't it? Why the next thing you know Microsoft will let you run Windows applications on Linux! Oh, wait it has! One more time with feeling, listen to yours truly and Linus Torvalds, Microsoft is no longer Linux's enemy. The enemy of AWS and Google? You bet. But, Linux no. Take, for example, CBL-Mariner. Microsoft didn't make a big fuss about releasing...
  • Microsoft just blew up the only reason you can't use a Linux desktop

    07/17/2021 12:29:57 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 67 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 15 July 2021 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Microsoft has just announced the release of Windows 365 and Cloud PC. This new service, built on top of Azure Virtual Desktop, enables you to bring their Windows 10 and eventually Windows 11, desktop, apps, tools, data, and settings to your personal and work devices, including Windows PCs (naturally!) but Macs, iPads, Linux, and Android devices as well. Let me repeat that: Windows 365 will enable you to run your Windows desktop, apps, data, etc., etc. on Linux. That's the Linux desktop they're talking about. Ever since I started running Linux back in the early '90s, I've heard over and...