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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

The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

You may recall how the last tech bubble 15 years ago resulted in staggering market losses, numerous failed start-ups and increasing IT unemployment. Less noticed was the bubble's eerie correlation to undergraduate enrollments in computer science.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 27 July, 2015 20:10

Tags: IT industry, ASDA, SnapChat, education, Airbnb, FedEx, netflix, industry verticals, Target, whirlpool

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

How to ditch the iOS 9 preview and go back to iOS 8

This is a time of temptation for Apple enthusiasts, many of whom are eager to get their hands -- and devices -- on the company's newest software. Between June, when company execs tout the upcoming versions of Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems, and the fall, when the polished, finished versions arrive, Apple users get a chance to serve as beta testers.

By Michael deAgonia | 24 July, 2015 00:45

Tags: Apple, software, Apple iOS, Capita

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 those who signed up for the Windows Insider beta program 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

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD

(First in an occasional series about technology and the law.)

By Jon Gold | 20 July, 2015 20:02

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, Microsoft, Network World, IT management

WPC 2015: Microsoft exec - Forget the past

In a revival tent-like speech, Microsoft's chief operations officer, Kevin Turner, urged the company's partners to forget the past - an allusion to the failure of its smartphone business to gain meaningful share - but defended the decision to keep making handsets.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2015 06:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Nokia, smartphones, Windows Phone

Replace your NAS with cloud storage: the 8 key requirements

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Randy Chou | 17 July, 2015 04:03

Tags: Google, storage, Network World, cloud storage

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

Let users choose enterprise cloud applications

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By David Politis, founder and CEO, BetterCloud | 16 July, 2015 01:02

Tags: cloud computing, Network World, internet

The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2015 04:39

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, dropbox, Bull, hardware systems, Cray, Data Center

IoT analytics brings new levels of innovation to new product development

Studies show that around 40% of products fail. But what if product designers could understand what features are most and least popular, which components tend to fail sooner than others, and how customers actually use products versus how designers think they use them? And, what if product developers could then utilize these insights to develop products that perform better, potentially cost less and, most importantly, are aligned with actual customer needs?

By By Puneet Pandit, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Glassbeam, Inc. | 14 July, 2015 00:17

Tags: applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

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 gives Windows phones one last shot

Microsoft will continue to manufacture smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but the company has thrown in the towel on the devices strategy pursued by its former CEO and will probably give up entirely unless Windows 10 reverses years of missteps in mobile, analysts said.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 July, 2015 01:20

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, smartphones, Nokia, Windows 10, Lumi, Windows Phone

What's the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices.

By Matt Hamblen | 01 July, 2015 05:57

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, bing, smartphones, Windows Phone

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