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Windows Blue may not refer only to an update for Windows, but to a set of coordinated updates for several Microsoft products, including Windows Phone, Windows Server, Windows RT, and services such as SkyDrive and Outlook.com.
Microsoft is reminding customers that Windows 7's first edition, which shipped more than three years ago, will be dropped from support in early April.
Microsoft issued 12 security updates, covering 57 vulnerabilities, one of the largest sets of security updates the company has ever released.
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Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, according to Net Applications.
Reports say that the Blue project will release Microsoft's flagship operating system from its stale two-year to three-year upgrade cycle.
Microsoft will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer, that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software.
A Wine project developer showed off an early version of Wine for Windows, which would permit users to run Windows programs on Android devices; but installation may require more technical expertise than many users would like.
Sales of Windows 8 helped Microsoft report nearly $6.4 billion in profit on $21.5 billion in revenue, but it remains to be seen whether the new OS is a success.
Lucrative Windows crapware market is exactly why we need app stores.
A hacker has found a technically challenge workaround to enable legacy Windows apps to run on Windows RT, but most Surface users will probably want to let well enough alone.
Rootkits are particularly insidious and hard to eradicate. A tool like GMER—one that is dedicated to detecting and removing rootkits—is often a better way to handle a suspected rootkit infection.
Microsoft will release seven security updates next week -- including one rated critical for Windows 8 and Windows RT -- to patch 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the company's website design software.
Internet Explorer regained some of its mojo and recaptured some of its lost market share in 2012.