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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

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

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

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

Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

The R programming language is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know.

By Paul Krill | 30 June, 2015 20:09

Tags: application development, R Language, software

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

9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

Amidst all the venture investments this year in startups that generate gobs of data -- from those focused on everything from apps to drones to the Internet of Things to Big Data -- are a batch of newcomers aiming to help organizations store and access all that information. Yes, storage companies are pulling in big bucks in 2015, as they did in 2014, and a couple have even double-dipped this year and announced two rounds of funding.

By Bob Brown | 12 June, 2015 01:44

Tags: Rubrik, business issues, network storage, startups, Kaminario, Infinite io, storage, Nantero, Tegile Systems, Hedvig, Tachyon Nexus, SimpliVity, Infinidat

Microsoft goes vague on Windows 10 support

Microsoft is hanging a lot of Windows 10 on a single phrase: "supported lifetime of the device."

By Gregg Keizer | 08 June, 2015 00:08

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

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