Windows 10 – rough around the edges but the future looks bright!

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Gotta give props to Microsoft – they did well with Windows 10 both in terms of the design and implementation of the OS and especially the unique rollout via Windows update. I’s obvious that Win10 is going to be a spectacular OS in the future. Why are my comments so forward looking? Because Windows 10,…

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Windows Blue to be introduced as Windows 8.1

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It’s official.  Windows Blue, the upcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses at least some of the many complaints user have about the new OS, has been christened Windows 8.1.  The upgrade will be free to Windows 8 users and made available from the Home screen when it launches later in the year.  The update…

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It only took 20 years but Microsoft has recognized Steven Sinofsky was not a “team player” – Windows President exits Microsoft

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In a move strikingly similar to Apple’s recent departure of Scott Forstall, Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, is leaving Microsoft reportedly for “his failure to be a team player”. The “ousting” (the company says the departure was mutual but the abruptness of the announcement might suggests otherwise) comes after the release…

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Yes, there are at least five ways Windows 8 beats Apple’s iOS

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PC World posted a list of five ways Windows 8 beats iOS and it is a pretty interesting eye-opener. The article was written by a long-term iPad user who has since moved to Windows 8 and lists not only features present in Windows 8 (and lacking in iOS) but discusses design considerations and why the…

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Russian antivirus vendor, Kaspersky Labs, confirms development of ultra-secure industrial control system OS

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Russian antivirus vendor, Kaspersky Labs, has announced their intent to develop a secure operating system for industrial control systems (ICS), which have been recent targets of hackers and nation-state sponsored cyberattacks. They note that recent attacks against hardware control systems for utilities and industrial equipment has increased during the past decade and as such, they…

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Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012

Hot on the heels of the Windows 8 release, Microsoft today released Windows Server 2012.  As Microsoft put it, “Windows Server 2012 was written from the cloud, up” implying the heavy cloud hooks programmed into the OS.  This is to be expected as we saw Microsoft combine their Windows Azure and Windows Server teams back…

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