We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Dan and Zac cover some of the most interesting announcements from Ignite. The 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is coming in January 2021. Edge is on the way for Linux users, and Microsoft Teams continues to grow as a platform for remote workers. All that, and more.
Alleged Windows XP source code has surfaced online after a thread on 4chan gained steam this week. If genuine, the source code could pose a security threat for any remaining Windows XP systems, particularly if they're connected to the internet.
London's Metropolitan Police still has 27,000 of its PCs running Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer supports. The police will be updating thousands of those computers soon, but only to Windows 8.1. rather than Windows 10.
Windows 10 was used by 12.82% of all PCs worldwide in February 2016, according to the latest data from Net Applications. That's up nearly a full percentage point compared to January 2016, where it had an 11.84% market share.
Net Applications' monthly report on the worldwide market share for PC operating systems shows that Windows 10 claimed 9.96% of that market in December 2015. The numbers show a steady pace for its adoption, as it went up from just 9% in November 2015
Google has announced it will end support for its Chrome browser for Windows XP and Windows Vista in April 2016. This means that the browser will no longer offer security or other updates for those platforms in that timeframe.
A YouTuber has been able to load a very basic version of Windows XP to an Android Wear smartwatch, showing us just how far technology has come. While this lacks any type of practicality, it is still neat to see an old version of Windows boot up on a watch.
Windows 8.1 had another good month in November 2014 as the latest PC operating system market share data from Net Applications shows that the year old operating system upgrade from Microsoft went up to 12.10 percent last month, over a percentage point higher than its 10.92 percent share in October. In addition, Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer officially supports, saw its market...
The latest numbers from research firm Net Applications show that the combined market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in the PC market are still well behind that of Windows 7 and the now support-less Windows XP. According to their updated numbers for June 2014. Windows 7 is now installed on 50.55 percent of all PCs, up from 50.06 percent in May. Even Windows XP, which is no longer...
Nonprofit organizations require support in numerous forms, including both monetary and hardware. Los Angeles city council has refurbished and donated a total of 8,000 Windows XP machines after an upgrade program taking public sector workers up to Windows 7 was completed back in April. Having the PCs in storage and not in use was a burden for the council, easily remedied by refurbishing...