Posts Tagged ‘xp’

Google Wants You to Use an Up to Date Version of Chrome

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

If you’re using Chrome 53 or an earlier version, get ready to be pressured to upgrade.

Google, just like Microsoft and probably any other company on the planet that produces software, wants you to use the most recent version of their products and not older versions. The company tries to keep Google Chrome users current through various means, but most importantly updating services that will check for and download Chrome updates automatically whenever discovered. Google announced yesterday that it plans to tighten the screws just a little bit for users on older versions of Chrome.


This Computer will Soon Stop Receiving Google Chrome Updates

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

This month, Google will stop supporting Chrome on XP and Vista machines. Fortunately though, XP and Vista users do have a couple of options to solve this problem.

If you are running Chrome on a Windows XP or Vista machine, you will have received a notification by now on the browser’s new tab page that informs you that support for that browser will end soon. The message reads “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows vista will no longer be supported”.


Chrome Support for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS 10.8 Ends April 2016

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on XP’s still robust share of the operating system market.

Google announced yesterday on the official Google Chrome blog that it will end support for various operating system in April 2016. While it comes to no surprise that Windows XP is mentioned by the company, the fact that it will end support for Windows Vista at the same time is.


Convert Windows XP to a Virtual Machine with VirtualXP

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Here’s a helpful trick for you XP die-hards who absolutely, positively refuse to update to Windows 8.

Microsoft abandoned Windows XP some months ago and while some users moved on to other operating systems, others are still running windows XP. The main issue here is that Microsoft won’t release official security patches for the operating system anymore which leaves it vulnerable to exploits discovered after end of support.


0-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability Patch Ships Today … Even for XP

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It’s not too surprising that Microsoft has acted quickly to address the 0-day vulnerability in IE … it is kind of surprising that the patch also covers XP, a platform that Microsoft recently ceased to support.

You may have read about the latest detected 0-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that is affecting all versions of the browser regardless of operating system. If not, read this post that explains how you can protect your version of Internet Explorer so that the vulnerability cannot exploited on your system. Many news sites stated that this would be the first vulnerability that would not be fixed anymore for Windows XP after support of the operating system ended earlier this month.


Windows XP End-of-Support is not the End of the World

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Today is also the day when about one third of the world’s PC users will start shopping for an new operating system.

Today is the last day of extended support for Microsoft’s popular operating system Windows XP. What this means is that Microsoft won’t publish public security patches for the operating system after that day. Governments and businesses can pay the company to extend support further, but if your home PC is running XP, you are on your own.


Rumor: Windows 9 to be Released in April 2015

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Here’s a rumor that you’ve probably already heard … let’s just hope they get it right this time.

If you compare how Windows 8 has been doing until now to how Windows 7 did in its first two years of existence, you will come to the conclusion that it did not do as well. Some say it failed as much as Windows Vista did, and while there are certainly similarities between the two operating systems, it is an unfair comparison. While Vista and 8 shipped after hugely successful Windows versions, XP and 7 to be precise, the why they failed is different.


Microsoft Security Bulletins For January 2014 overview

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Here’s 2014’s first batch of Microsoft Security updates … and a possible explanation as to why your PC rebooted itself last night.

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft’s January 2014 patch Tuesday. Microsoft has released a total of four bulletins on the first patch day of the year 2014, all of which have received the maximum severity rating of important. A severity rating of important is the second-highest possible rating after critical. It means that at least one Microsoft product has received the severity rating, while others may have received the same rating, a lower rating, or none at all if they are not affected by the vulnerability.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for April 2013 Overview

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletin …

Microsoft a couple of minutes ago  has released security patches for several of its products as part of this month’s patch day.  A total of nine security bulletins affecting one or multiple Microsoft products have been released. Products affected by security issues are Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Security Software and Microsoft Server Software.


Windows 8 to Become Cheapest Microsoft OS?

Monday, July 16th, 2012

It will be interesting to see how long this promotional price is offered …

Microsoft already managed to surprise a large part of the Windows community by announcing a simplified and cheap upgrade process. Instead of having to juggle around with different versions and their upgrade paths, the company decided to make it easy for everyone. All Windows XP, Vista and 7 users can upgrade for the same price and to the same version. The price? $39.99 for a digital download of Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft’s flagship consumer version of the operating system. And while that’s a promotional offer, it is almost five times cheaper than the retail price of the Windows 7 Professional upgrade.