Windows XP's share of the OS market has been nearly the same in the last three months, according to November's numbers from Net Applications, while combined number for Windows 8 and 8.1 rose slightly.
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Patch Tuesday not only brought security updates to Windows yesterday; it also bumped Internet Explorer up to version 11.0.1, with a bunch of bug fixes for the browser on Windows 8 and 8.1.
Windows XP's share of its worldwide OS market share only went down slightly in October 2013, according to Net Applications, while Windows 8.1's share went up slowly in its official debut month.
A Toshiba executive said this week that, despite the launch of Windows 8 a year ago, 99 percent of its PC sales to business customers are still based on Windows 7.
Microsoft has released an IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit for Windows 7, which could be a sign that the final Windows 7 version of Internet Explorer 11 is just about ready to launch.
Microsoft has released a new update to Windows 7 that allows users to get rid of older Windows Updates via a new Disk Cleanup wizard that should free up some disc space.
Windows XP lost over two percent of its worldwide OS market share in September 2013, according to Net Applications, while Windows 8 made a slight percentage gain in the same month.
PC maker Xi3, who once partnered with Valve on developing its "Steam Machines" efforts, is teasing an announcement relating to its own PISTON gaming PC that will be revealed Monday.
Microsoft reportedly stated at their company meeting on Thursday they don't plan to support Windows 7 as long as they have with Windows XP, as they hope more businesses use Windows 8.1.
The UK government has issued guidelines for its departments that will allow employees to use their own mobile and PC devices at work, including products that use Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and more.
During today's financial analyst meeting, Microsoft said that Windows XP currently has 21 percent of the worldwide OS market share, with the goal of cutting that down to below 13 percent by April 8.
Many Intel Centrino 6230/6235 Wi-Fi adapter users have been suffering from disconnection and general poor performance issues and complainers are seeing their Intel forum accounts deleted.
Microsoft has announced that it will release 14 security bulletin updates on Tuesday, September 10th for various software products, which will be the most bulletins in one month so far in 2013.
Windows XP lost over three percent of the worldwide OS market share in August 2013, according to Net Applications, which may show more users are finally abandoning the 12 year old operating system.
Microsoft has announced it will release three critical security bulletins covering many currently supported versions of Windows on Tuesday, August 13, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday event.
The 64-bit version of Windows 8 is now officially the second most used OS for Valve's Steam service, even though Valve founder Gabe Newell called the OS a ''catastrophe' a year ago.
The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Windows XP still holds onto 37.19 percent of the worldwide desktop OS market share, eight months before it loses its support.
Microsoft has announced that some developers in San Francisco will be getting free cupcakes delivered to them today, courtesy of the company's Internet Explorer development team.
Microsoft has revealed more information on the new features that it is putting into Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, along with details about the revised F12 developer tools.
Leap Motion has finally released the software drivers for the Leap motion gesture add-on for Windows and Mac PCs, allowing people who have already received the device to actually use it.
Google is now offering a final non-preview version of its Chrome App Launcher for Windows 7 and 8, which offers users a faster way to launch apps like Chrome, Gmail, YouTube and more.
Microsoft has announced it will release a whopping six security bulletins for nearly all currently supported versions of Windows on Tuesday, July 9, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday event.
Windows 8 has posted market share gains for June, passing Windows Vista after rising 0.83 percentage points to capture 5.10% of the market. It shows slow but continued gains for Microsoft's newest OS
Microsoft confirmed to Engadget at BUILD 2013 that Internet Explorer 11 will be coming to Windows 7, similar to how Internet Explorer 10 came to Windows 7 several months after the launch of Windows 8
Microsoft apparently ran some of its Xbox One demos at its E3 2013 booth on PCs running on Windows 7 and with NVIDIA graphics cards, rather than on AMD hardware which is used in the actual console.
Microsoft has chosen not to comment yet on if the upcoming launch of Internet Explorer 11 as part of the Windows 8.1 upgrade will be followed by a port for Windows 7.
ORIGIN PC has announced the launch of new versions of its EON17-S and EON15-S PC laptops, running on Windows 7 or 8 and using Intel's fourth generation Core chips and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M GPUs.
The newest Steam hardware survey results for May 2013 show that its users continue to switch to Windows 8, with 12.72 percent of Steam subscribers shown as using Microsoft's latest OS.
Net Applications's newly updated worldwide operating system market share data for May 2013 shows that Windows 8 went up slightly to 4.27 percent and Windows 7 also went up to 44.85 percent.
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Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone 8 desktop sync app for Windows 7 and 8, with improvements such as expanded podcast support, better file updates and more.
Microsoft, Nokia and Splashtop have got together to bring the Splashtop 2 remote desktop app to Windows Phone. The app is available for free for a limited time for Windows Phone 8.
Microsoft announced the current Xbox 360 console just over eight years ago. Between that day and today's next Xbox reveal, the company has released a ton of new products in other divisions.
Futuremark has announced its plans to release PCMark 8, the next version of its popular PC benchmarking software that will offer tests for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
We chat with Ivo Beltchev, the main developer behind the free Windows 7/8 program Classic Shell, which has seen a massive amount of new downloads since the launch of Windows 8.
Dell CFO Brian T. Gladden stated this week that corporate customers are still upgrading their workstations to Windows 7 and that the launch of Windows 8 did not boost sales as much as they expected.
Nuance has launched Dragon Notes, their new PC note taking software that works with both Windows 7 and touchscreen Windows 8 devices, available for download for $19.99.
Classic Shell, a free start menu program that was first launched in 2009 for Windows 7, has seen a massive surge in popularity since the launch of Windows 8 and has now topped six million downloads.
If you use Windows 7 but want the Windows 8 task manager, one of our forum members has a download for you that will give you enhanced task manager for Windows 7 and it is available now.
UltimatePoker.com, the first gaming site to be legally used in the US state of Nevada, is giving Mac owners a "free" copy of Windows 7 with emulation software so OS X users can play on the site.
TiVo will stop providing the free version of its Windows Desktop PC software, which lets users transfer recordings from their TiVo DVR to their PCs, on June 5th, although the $15.99 version will stay.
Stardock has released the new 2.1 beta version of its ObjectDock animated desktop dock, which adds support for Windows 8 while also removing support for Windows XP and Vista.
Net Applications's newly updated worldwide operating system market share data for April 2013 shows that Windows 8 went up slightly to 3.84 percent while the share held by Windows XP keeps going down.
Microsoft has filed for a patent application that offers a new way to browse through open windows on the Windows desktop that's similar to the now abandoned Flip 3D feature in Windows Vista and 7.
Many Intel Centrino 6230/6235 Wi-Fi adapter users have been suffering from disconnection and general poor performance issues for nearly a year now with no fix on the horizon.
Microsoft has pulled one of the security updates it released earlier this week as part of "Patch Tuesday" because of reports that it caused system errors with some third party software products.
We got Heidi Kayser of InFocus to talk to us about their lineup of large touchscreen monitors, including the Windows 8-based BigTouch 55-inch PC and the new version of the Mondopad.
A recent security update is causing Windows 7 machines in Brazil to enter an endless reboot cycle but there is a work around if you have a already installed the update.
There are still a lot of people who play games that user Unity's web player software that have Windows XP installed, according to the recently updated hardware statistics from the company.
The use of Windows 8 by people who use Valve's Steam service increased again in March and is now being used by over 10 percent of the people who participate in the hardware survey for the service.