If your business is still running on Windows 7, you have some important decisions to make, and not a lot of time remaining. Windows 7 support officially ends in less than a year, on January 14, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates automatically, and by then most third-party vendors will have dropped support as well. Featured stories Why a high-tech border wall is as silly as a physical one The internet of human things: Implants for everybody and how we get there I'm a happy iPhone XR owner and this is how Apple should sell it Android Q: Rumors, features, and everything we know so far Most businesses completed their planning for migration to Windows 10 long ago and are in the final stages of implementing that plan. If you're still procrastinating, it's time to get serious.You have, by my calculation, four options. Which one you choose depends on why your organization is still clinging to Windows 7.If the main reason is inertia, you'll need to … [Read more...] about Windows 7: What is your company’s exit strategy?
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Windows 10 Microsoft's latest Windows 10 19H1 test build separates search and Cortana Could Microsoft show off its next HoloLens device at Mobile World Congress 2019? Windows 10 Expert's Guide: Everything you need to know about BitLocker Windows Update failed? Here are 10 fixes you can try Many of you are Windows 7 users. I get it. Windows 7 just works. But, the clock is ticking for Windows 7. In less than a year, Windows 7's free support ends.Come that day, you'll have a choice: You can either run it without being certain you'll get vital security patches (that would be really stupid), or you can pay for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) on a per-device basis, with the price increasing each year. We don't know how much that will be, but I think we can safely assume it won't be cheap. Or, you can migrate to Windows 10. And, yes, for now, you can still update to Windows 10 for free from Windows 7. Also: Windows 10 and 7 support changes: How they affect you … [Read more...] about How to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint
In the next major release of Windows 10, Microsoft will reserve 7GB of your device's storage to resolve a Windows 10 bug thrown up by Windows Update not checking whether a PC has enough storage space before launching after big updates. Windows 10 Microsoft pulls buggy Office 2010 January updates Windows 10: Microsoft's plan to kill passwords moves on with new test build Does anyone really care about those monthly ‘market share’ numbers? Microsoft wish list: How to keep customers happy and make money in 2019 As Microsoft warned ahead of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, systems that don't have enough space to install Microsoft's 'quality updates' or new versions of the OS will see an error message explaining there is insufficient storage space. That happens because Windows doesn't check if a device has enough space before initializing. Microsoft's current solution is for users to manually delete unnecessary temporary files and temporarily move … [Read more...] about Microsoft: Windows 10 to grab 7GB of your storage so big updates don’t fail
Three years after Windows 10's release, Microsoft's latest desktop OS has finally overtaken Windows 7, which Microsoft released in 2009 and will stop supporting next year. Windows 10 Microsoft wish list: How to keep customers happy and make money in 2019 What will you get with a Microsoft 365 consumer subscription? Windows is coming to your Chromebook Microsoft plans new 4K webcams to bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices, says report Net Market Share's December 2018 report shows that 39.22 percent of the machines from which it collects statistics use Windows 10, just ahead of the 36.9 percent that use Windows 7. The cross-over happened over the month of December, though each version's share of Windows devices has been close throughout the entire year. Fellow web analytics firm StatCounter reported Windows 10 overtaking Windows 7 last January. The two firms use different methodologies to count desktop marketshare as explained in this piece by … [Read more...] about Windows 10 is now most popular PC OS as Windows 7 wanes
Some readers recently challenged my assertion that Google needs to provide a real run-time version of Chrome OS which can be installed on hardware or in a VM. Featured stories Here's how Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 update issues Two Windows 10 feature updates a year is too many Microsoft Surface Pro 6 alternatives you can buy right now Digital transformation in 2019: Lessons learned the hard way Since May, Google apparently has provided, as a developer preview, form factor simulation of Chrome OS display devices in Android Studio -- similarly to how the company has provided for different Android smartphone and tablet device form factors in the past.Also: Chrome OS grows from underdog to attack dogIt has been pointed out that Google's solution for developers is essentially no different than how Apple does things with iOS and the Mac -- so why complain? However, I disagree with the premise that a simple display mode simulation is sufficient for Android application … [Read more...] about Google, grow up: Drop the Apple-like arrogance or Chrome OS will fail