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

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

By Gregg Keizer | 31 July, 2015 23:33

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, browsers, software, Microsoft Edge

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

Facebook drone set to fly this year...Windows 10 hit on browser choice...Hacker breaks into GM car using OnStar...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 31 July, 2015 21:24

Tags: U.S. Senate, Internet Systems Consortium, software, general motors, internet, mozilla, Facebook, Silent Circle, Cisco Systems, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft

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

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

While the buzz around big data analysis is at a peak, there is less discussion about how to get the necessary data into the systems in the first place, which can involve the cumbersome task of setting up and maintaining a number of data processing pipelines.

By Joab Jackson | 31 July, 2015 02:12

Tags: DataTorrent, applications, data mining, software, Data management

Java 9 plays catch-up, adds REPL for faster feedback

Java developers are slated to get REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop) capability via jshell with next year's planned Java 9 release.

By Paul Krill | 31 July, 2015 00:11

Tags: java, software, Oracle

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

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data.

By Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis | 30 July, 2015 19:57

Tags: services, outsourcing, infosys, Google, Microsoft, H-1B, Tata Consultancy Services, Oracle, IT outsourcing

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

Adobe's new Digital Publishing suite puts the focus on mobile content

Adobe's Digital Publishing suite has long offered a way for brands to publish content on tablets, but on Wednesday the company introduced a new generation of the software tweaked specifically to put such capabilities in the hands of ordinary business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 July, 2015 08:13

Tags: applications, Adobe Systems, content management, software

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

Samsung banks on JavaScript, Node.js for IoT

Samsung looks to leverage JavaScript as a mechanism for IoT (Internet of things) development with its IoT.js project.

By Paul Krill | 30 July, 2015 00:46

Tags: samsung, Internet of Things, software, javascript, internet

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

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 29 July, 2015 21:22

Tags:, IBM,, Components, software, intel, internet, Facebook, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, micron technology, Google, Microsoft, Nokia

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

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