Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows XP this month. To send out a final dose of support to the users of Windows XP, Microsoft has readied security patches which will take care of many ‘Critical’ issues.
Microsoft is shuttering Windows XP in April this year. Once this happens, there will no longer be any security updates for the OS. Anticipating this, a Japanese bank has now upgraded 30,000 of its terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8.
Microsoft has put a lot of effort into its Windows Phone OS. Yet, the platform lags far behind other contenders like iOS and Android. To patch this gap, Microsoft is now considering offering the Windows Phone OS for free.
VLC’s media player has become one of the most popular video players over the last few years. Windows 8 users can rejoice now because a beta version of the player, specifically created for Windows 8, is now available.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 hasn’t taken off as well as the company expected. One reason for this may be the steep licensing price of the OS. The company is now slashing down the costs of Windows 8 licenses by a whopping 70%.
Since the release of Windows 8.1 that comes with new features and improved interface, people have been eagerly waiting for the update. Now a rumor is swirling around that the very first update of Windows 8.1 may release on March 11.
Now a days, all electronic device are being upgraded to the new OS. At present, we have the latest Windows OS – Windows 8, but interestingly, 95% of ATM machines in the world still run on the old Windows OS, Windows XP.
For long, Microsoft has offered a number of games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong on Windows PCs. The company has now announced that Windows Phone 8 users can enjoy the same games on their handsets, for free.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 has gained significant traction among the desktop users. However, most users typically miss the familiar interface of earlier versions. To appease them, Microsoft is now bringing back the full Start menu.
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