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New updates and patches for Windows XP end next year. Will you make the switch to Windows 8? Windows 7, maybe?
Windows XP debuted on October 25, 2001, roughly 11.5 years ago. Since then, XP has gained a large following with a good number of people continuing to use the decade-old operating system. In fact, some estimates suggest as much as 1/3 of Windows users are still on Windows XP with [...]Read More »
Without a doubt one of the most successful iterations of Windows is (was) Windows XP. Even today, eleven years after it was released and three major new versions of Windows out (one of which, Windows 7, is also a huge success), millions of people insist on continuing to use Windows [...]Read More »
Most of us dislike having toolbars in our browsers because they are annoying; not only do they tend to hijack our homepages, but they use up a lot of screen real estate, making it more difficult to surf the web… especially if you have 12 toolbars installed in one browser. [...]Read More »
Windows XP is the most exploited version of Windows while infections on Windows 7 are increasing, according to Microsoft
Wondering which version of Windows you should stick to be the safest? According to data released by Microsoft in its most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Windows XP remains at the top of the list when it comes to most infected Windows version while Windows 7 — particularly 64-bit [...]Read More »
New vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 allow hackers to remotely control your Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 computer
A couple back-to-back Java vulnerabilities hit the cyber waves a few weeks back. The cyber criminal gang that exploited those vulnerabilities seems to have developed a new zero-day attack. This time the attack has Internet Explorer in its crosshairs.
Security researchers are reporting there is a new zero-day vulnerability affecting [...]Read More »
Windows vulnerability allows hackers to remotely extract password hints (the reminders you use for Windows account passwords)
Do you have a password set to protect your Windows account? If you do, then more likely than not you setup a reminder hint to help you remember the password in case you ever forget. Microsoft claims this password hint is only accessible to someone physically accessing a Windows PC, [...]Read More »
Windows is the bane and backbone of modern day computing society. For better (Linux) or for worse (Mac), the world would be a completely different place if Windows was never born. Initially outed as Windows 1, Windows of the old age is nothing like Windows now. Indeed, I’m sure the [...]Read More »
RapidShare unveils RapidDrive, a cloud storage service expected to rival Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, etc.
Hoping to make a stand in the cloud storage arena, RapidShare has stepped in with RapidDrive, a cloud storage service that will act as an active competitor for established services such as Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, etc.
Technically speaking RapidDrive isn’t a cloud storage service in of itself. The cloud [...]Read More »
With Windows 8 on the horizon, Windows 7 has become the most used operating system in the world, recently surpassing the 50% mark in June 2012.
According to StatCounter, Windows 7 had overtaken Windows XP back in the mid-September 2011 to become the most used operating system. However at that [...]Read More »
Today, eligibility for Windows 8 upgrades were leaked by ZDNet. Although all XP, Vista, and 7 are all eligible for upgrades, the ability to keep applications as well as personal data depends on the operating system version, and with Vista, even the service pack number.
Here’s how it’s been detailed, [...]Read More »
Not to be confused with virtual process machines, virtual machines are, as Wikipedia puts it, “a software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine”. They’re operating systems like Windows or Linux inside a separate program on your existing operating system. They can do [...]Read More »
Forget your Windows password? Yes? How are you going to log in! If you don’t know your password, it can really take away from that whole “using of the computer” idea. Thankfully, a bunch of Swiss developers have put together Ophcrack, a free and open source program that will crack [...]Read More »