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Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

Microsoft customers downloaded 14 million copies of the Windows 10 upgrade on the first day of availability, the company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 August, 2015 04:48

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

Windows 10 installed on 14 million devices since launch

Windows 10 had been installed on more than 14 million devices by Thursday evening, a small step toward the company's goal of an installed base of 1 billion.

By Tim Hornyak | 31 July, 2015 18:49

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 July, 2015 08:33

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Windows, browsers, Mozilla Foundation, software, operating systems

Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 06:17

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

Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Windows 10 has been available for a day, and people seem fairly happy with the new operating system so far.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 July, 2015 05:07

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10 picks up good vibrations, user excitations

Windows 10 is buzz-worthy, Adobe said Wednesday as it cited data from its social media metrics platform that showed positive vibes about the new OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 July, 2015 22:43

Tags: reddit, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, twitter, operating systems, Capita, Apple, Microsoft Windows, Instagram

As Windows 10 launches, Microsoft pushes for enterprise adoption

Windows 10 was released to the public on Wednesday, and Microsoft is already encouraging enterprises to begin considering an update.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 July, 2015 10:48

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, IT management, operating systems

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 .iso files, free eval of Enterprise edition

Microsoft yesterday offered customers disk image files to do clean installs of and upgrades to Windows 10, and corporate users a way to try the enterprise-grade edition for 90 days free of charge.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 July, 2015 04:53

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

Windows 10 launch draws a small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston

The normally lightly trafficked Microsoft store in Boston saw a little more action on Windows 10 launch day, but most people weren't interested in the new operating system.

By Nick Barber | 30 July, 2015 04:29

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

After Windows 8 debacle, OEMs wax rhapsodic over Windows 10

After trying the patience of both consumers and the enterprise alike with Windows 8, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hoping Windows 10 will reinvigorate the market for PCs, laptops and all-in-one devices.

By Joab Jackson | 30 July, 2015 00:22

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

On your mark, get set, update! Windows 10 is here

Microsoft released Windows 10 to the masses on Wednesday, giving the world an opportunity to update to its newest operating system.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 29 July, 2015 15:52

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Making Windows 10 was like 'ordering pizza for 1.5 billion people'

When Microsoft set out to build Windows 10, the company had a challenge to face: the operating system needed to appeal to the wide swath of people already using Windows.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 29 July, 2015 14:05

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Even enterprise IT professionals are taken with Microsoft's free upgrade offer to Windows 10, according to a recently-released poll.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2015 06:28

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

Microsoft starts pre-loading Windows 10 upgrade onto PCs

Microsoft has begun downloading the Windows 10 upgrade to some PCs whose owners had previously "reserved" a copy, hinting that those customers will be among the first to see the upgrade notice on their Windows 7 and 8.1 devices.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2015 02:37

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

Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, according to a content delivery expert.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 21:26

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Frost & Sullivan, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10 adds full support for Canadian French, Mexican Spanish

Mexican PC owners will be able to say "hola" to Microsoft's new operating system in a whole new way when it launches on Wednesday, thanks to language support added to Windows 10.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 28 July, 2015 11:03

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft fixes crash-bug in Windows 10 just days before launch

Microsoft appears to have patched a bug in Windows 10 that caused a key part of the OS to crash for some testers just two days before launch.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 28 July, 2015 09:30

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been banging the Windows 10 patch drum almost daily as it prepares for Wednesday's launch.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2015 02:46

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

Here's how Microsoft is handling the Windows 10 launch, online and off

The days of folks lining up for a copy of Windows are long gone, but Microsoft isn't giving up on the old-fashioned launch day hoopla for its release of Windows 10 this week.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 28 July, 2015 02:37

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.

By Woody Leonhard | 28 July, 2015 01:58

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

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