Posts Tagged ‘microsoft-windows’

What’s going to happen to Windows 7 and 8 when Windows 10 Comes Out?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

So far, Microsoft is saying that they’ll support Windows 7 for another five years, so I’ll probably stick with 7 for the time being (or at least until my present PC dies.)

Microsoft’s newest version of Windows for desktop PCs and tablets is going to be released on July 29, 2015. The company is working on Windows 10 as we speak and has yet to pick a suitable RTM candidate so that the system can go in production and be made available to partners, hardware manufacturers and eventually end users. It is clear that Microsoft is betting big on Windows 10, considering that it is offering free upgrades to Windows 7 and Windows 8 system owners, and also offering free licenses for Windows Insider users who stay on the beta channel after release.


What’s in a Name – Will Windows 8 Be the Name of the Next Windows?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Not that it actually matters or anything … but it is kind of an interesting question.

Microsoft is keeping tight lipped about the name of the next windows. Many users assume that it will be named Windows 8. Others use the name because it is convenient at the moment, mainly because there are not any solid alternatives at the moment, besides The Next Windows maybe, and that the community interested in the operating system is calling it this way.


Microsoft Offers Workaround For Remote DLL Vulnerability

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This sounds like a pretty serious vulnerability … kind of surprising that Microsoft only came up with a workaround, instead of a patch.

A vulnerability was recently discovered in Microsoft Windows operating systems that exploits the default dll loading behavior. A Microsoft Security Advisory explains that the “issue is caused by specific insecure programming practices that allow so-called binary planting or DLL preloading attacks”.

In simple terms: Applications that do not use qualified paths for external dynamic link libraries use Windows default settings to find those dlls on the system, and one of the first locations to be searched is the program directory, which can be a local or remote directory.