Windows 8

Bad stumble by Microsoft in latest Windows updates

The August version of the monthly Windows updates and patches has turned out to be a real mess. Some systems got bricked by the first release, which Microsoft then had to withdraw entirely. Then a second version was released but it has bugs. At this stage, it looks wise to avoid installing any of the […]

A free upgrade for Windows??

At ComputerWorld, Gregg Keizer discusses how Microsoft will try to make us forget the failure of Windows 8 as it moves to Windows 9 (aka “Threshold”). He even makes this suggestion: If Microsoft wants to air out the stink of 8 from the Windows domicile as quickly as possible, it must give away the Threshold […]

Quote of the week

With a list of non-features slated to be rolled out next week in what was once called Windows 8.1 Update 2, Microsoft has made clear it’s given up on improving the struggling operating system, and instead focusing on Windows 9.—Preston Gralla at ComputerWorld

Which operating systems are being used on PCs

Microsoft keeps trying as hard as it can to exterminate Windows XP and the tech journalists keep telling everybody how stupid they are to keep using the venerable old operating system but XP lives on. Here are some recent figures from the desktop statistics gathered by NetMarketShare. Windows XP is still on a quarter of […]

Quote of the week

So as things stand now, Windows 8 seems to be the worst operating system Microsoft has ever released. Few will miss it when it’s gone.—Preston Gralla at ComputerWorld