Operating Systems

The power of PowerShell: Essential tips Windows admins will love

Make the most of Microsoft’s command line by mastering the nuances of the PowerShell language

By Adam Bertram | 05 November, 2015 14:00

Tags: powershell

What’s behind the odd couple Microsoft-Red Hat partnership

In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft – the purveyor of the mainstream and proprietary Windows OS – has partnered with Red Hat, the champion of an enterprise-class iteration of Linux.

By Brandon Butler | 04 November, 2015 23:51

Tags: Microsoft, Red Hat

Microsoft's browser upgrade decree proves disastrous for IE

Market share is slipping. And projections by Computerworld, based on the the rate of decline in the up-for-retirement IE editions, now point to between 39% and 41% of those running a Microsoft browser in January being severed from security updates.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 October, 2015 21:25

Tags: Microsoft Edge

Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

By Matt Asay | 21 August, 2015 19:38

Tags: Docker, Red Hat

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 7: Why I relapsed, and will again soon

I've completed my journey to remove Google's services from my life, but a few issues have forced me to relapse.

It's alive! Patch Tuesday survives for Windows 10

Patch Tuesday, contrary to expectations earlier this year, survived after Microsoft yesterday delivered security updates not only for the legacy editions of Windows, but also for the new Windows 10.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 August, 2015 06:24

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

After the truly wretched Windows 8 and marginally less wretched Windows 8.1, Windows 10 comes as a breath of fresh air.

By Woody Leonhard | 29 July, 2015 20:09

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Deep-dive review: Windows 10 - worth the wait

Finally, an operating system from Microsoft you can love.

By Preston Gralla | 28 July, 2015 03:30

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Patch Tuesday is not dead.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2015 06:15

Tags: myer, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Final Windows 10 upgrade forecast sees OS on 440M PCs by early '17

By February 2017, Microsoft should have Windows 10 on more than 440 million personal computers, according to a new analysis of user share data and upgrade tempo.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2015 20:58

Tags: net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, 21, Windows 10, software, operating systems

The more customers Microsoft adds to Office 365, the less it makes from each subscriber

The more consumers that Microsoft puts on its Office 365 subscription rolls, the less it makes from each customer, data the company disclosed Tuesday showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 July, 2015 00:00

Tags: Windows Apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

The end is near for OS X Mountain Lion support

The security clock is ticking down for Apple's OS X Mountain Lion, which will probably be retired from support this fall before the Cupertino, Calif. company releases El Capitan.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2015 23:47

Tags: Apple, OS X Mountain Lion, Microsoft, software, operating systems, Capita

9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Windows 10 is here - and many users (especially those who have been wrestling with Windows 8) are probably eager to upgrade. But even if you can get it now -- the upgrade will be sent first to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2944212/microsoft-windows/windows-10-release-date-delayed-itbwcw.html">those who signed up for the Windows Insider beta program</a> and then in "slow waves" to everyone else -- you may want to hold off.

By Preston Gralla | 21 July, 2015 20:35

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, WD, Windows, Mode, Windows 10, software, 21, operating systems

Microsoft cloaks the details of Windows 10 updates

Microsoft last week demonstrated how much of a black box a Windows 10 update may be to the millions of users expected to upgrade to the new operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2015 02:30

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, 21, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems

The 'when' of Windows 10: Microsoft's update and upgrade schedule explained

If Microsoft follows through on its announced plans for updating and upgrading Windows 10 after the new OS launches in two weeks, it will issue the first update no later than the end of November or early December, then follow with three more in 2016, repeating with a trio each year following.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2015 02:10

Tags: Firefox, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Windows 10 fragmentation? What fragmentation?

Microsoft's Windows 10 will not have a fragmentation problem, analysts argued, even though its rapid development tempo and a host of update cadences will spin off so many versions that not everyone will be running the same code, or even have the same features, at any one time.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 July, 2015 22:04

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft, beca, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft takes yet another shot at defining 'free' for Windows 10 testers

Microsoft on Monday took another shot at clarifying its Windows 10 upgrade policy, telling Windows Insider participants that they had to remain in the preview program if they had not upgraded from an eligible PC but wanted to continue running the OS free of charge.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 June, 2015 21:25

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, twitter, operating systems

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

By Brandon Butler | 23 June, 2015 04:24

Tags: IBM, goldman sachs, containers, cloud computing, internet, CoreOS, HP, Docker, Google, Microsoft, Pivotal, Red Hat, Joyent, intel, VMware, emc, Amazon Web Services

Clear as mud: Microsoft struggles to define 'free' for Windows 10

Microsoft's Keystone Kops-like revelation that Windows 10 testers would get a free copy of the OS -- yes, no, then yes, probably, but with strings -- may be confusing compared to Apple's approach to OS X, but reflects the much more complicated ecosystem the Redmond, Wash. company maintains.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 June, 2015 02:04

Tags: Apple, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems

FAQ: How Microsoft will update Windows 10

Microsoft is just weeks away from pushing customers into a radical overhaul of how they receive security, maintenance and new feature updates.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 June, 2015 20:23

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

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