Windows

Get tips on troubleshooting Windows and fine tuning your system performance from the experts.

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

Percentage of former and current workers who approve of CEO drops by 24%, those who disapprove quadruples, after big layoffs hit


Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update takes Cortana to China, UK, and three other countries

The new versions of Cortana come as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS

Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Tablets aren't in trouble, but slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple

start menu windows 81

Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

Long periods of uncertainty about who goes, who stays, can corrode a company's morale

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

What part, if any, will Nokia have in tablets, analysts ask

Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Attackers could exploit the flaw to steal information from the databases of websites running vBulletin 5

Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Specially crafted HTTP requests could trigger remote code execution on the affected devices, Cisco said

Microsoft's future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and cloud

The company is moving away from its past devotion to its OS

Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw.

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8.1 and its first update could appear this week

Windows Phone 8.1, the revision to Microsoft's mobile OS that has taken longer to manifest than Windows 8.1, might finally show up this week or next, along with its first update.

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Java SE and Fusion Middleware alone will receive nearly 50 fixes in Tuesday's update

geek clock

Let the countdown begin: Windows 7 mainstream support ends in six months

There's a difference between mainstream and extended support, however.

windows 9

Russian Windows leaker denies link to ex-Microsoft worker who stole trade secrets

But Wzor acknowledges that the case prompted move to go underground and break off communication with sources

Gartner scales back Windows forecast

Microsoft and Apple will ship fewer devices in 2014-2015 than earlier estimates, while Android will ship more

Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Bad design decisions could have enabled malware infections, researchers from CERT/CC said

Load More