Windows 10 growth slows down as Windows 7 rebounds

Microsoft has been investing heavily in Windows 10, not only for a development point of view but also with marketing as well. The company is pushing the OS at every opportunity and occasionally crossed the boundary of forcing it on to machines even when a user does not want the OS.

Despite such aggressive efforts however, Windows 7 still remains more popular than it was in the summer, though it is considerably down year on year as we dive into the last Netmarketshare figures of 2016. Continue reading “Windows 10 growth slows down as Windows 7 rebounds”

Windows 10 is less secure than Windows 7 … with EMET

In direct contrast to Microsoft’s assertion that Windows 10 is its most secure operating system ever, the US-CERT Coordination Centre has warned that Windows 7 with EMET offers greater protection than Windows 10.

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a tool that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET uses security mitigation technologies as special protections and obstacles that an exploit author must defeat to exploit software vulnerabilities. Continue reading “Windows 10 is less secure than Windows 7 … with EMET”

Windows 10 adoption rates are 115 percent faster than Windows 7

Two months ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the software giant would be changing how it monitors the growth of Windows 10, tracking monthly active users — rather than devices —  after it became clear slow sales of Windows Phones meant the new OS wouldn’t hit the company’s stated goal of one billion devices by mid-2018.

Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 is now installed on over 400 million devices. It took the latest and greatest operating system from the company about 14 months to hit the new milestone. The tally is the first since the company said it wouldn’t meet its timeline for getting 1 billion devices running the new operating system.  Continue reading “Windows 10 adoption rates are 115 percent faster than Windows 7”

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