Gates spends entire first day back in office trying to install Windows 8.1

REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)鈥擝ill Gates鈥檚 first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade. The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart....

February 7, 2014 路 1 min 路 175 words 路 Omid Farhang

Final version of Windows 8 leaked online, No Windows Media Player yet

Ubergizmo: Good news for those looking to get their hands on Windows 8 before everyone else does, the final build of Windows 8 has just been leaked online. This news comes a day after it was announced that the final version of Windows 8 had been finished. MSDN and TechNet customers won鈥檛 be able to download their version of Windows 8 until August 15th, an enterprise version of Windows 8 is currently making rounds at different file sharing websites across the web....

August 3, 2012 路 1 min 路 210 words 路 Omid Farhang

One in four Windows 7 PC run out of date anti-malware

MSDN: One of the things we talk quite a bit about with Windows 8 is making sure Windows is a safe, secure, and reliable computing environment. We have always provided a broad range of solutions for achieving these goals and work closely with a broad range of industry partners. We continue to enhance these capabilities with Windows 8 while making sure you always have choice and control over how to protect and manage your PC....

September 16, 2011 路 1 min 路 121 words 路 Omid Farhang

Microsoft To Improve File Management Processes In Windows 8

Windows 8 News Blog: The recently created Building Windows 8 blog seems to be up in full swing, with new articles about the upcoming operating system being released regularly. Steven Sinofsky revealed in 鈥淚mproving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete鈥 that Microsoft intents to improve file management processes under Windows 8. According to Steven, Microsoft had three goals to improve the copy experience: One place to manage all copy jobs: Create one unified experience for managing and monitoring ongoing copy operations....

August 25, 2011 路 2 min 路 292 words 路 Omid Farhang

Windows 8: The death of malware? The death of anti-malware?

BetaNews: There is a lot of buzz about a recent set of tests by NSS Labs that show the Smartscreen reputation system in Internet Explorer 9 head and shoulders and most of the rest of the body above the competition in blocking malware on the web. I think the results of the test are even more important than they seem, considering previous reports that Microsoft plans to make Smartscreen a base part of Windows 8....

July 25, 2011 路 3 min 路 559 words 路 Omid Farhang

Leaked: Windows 8 build 7910 screenshots

TechSpot Wrote: A few new Windows 8 user interface screenshots have leaked. Windows 8 build 7910 is part of the Milestone 2 branch, so we鈥檙e not seeing the latest, but it is rather interesting that it took just eight minutes to install, approximately 2.5 times faster than Windows 7. You have to thank the Chinese website Win7China for offering a glimpse into the future even though the leaks did include several wallpapers with a 鈥渟sh鈥et鈥檚 not leak our hard work鈥 message....

March 6, 2011 路 2 min 路 291 words 路 Omid Farhang

Microsoft CEO: next Windows release is "riskiest product bet"

Windows 7 might be selling like hotcakes but that鈥檚 only going to make it even harder for Microsoft to top. When asked about the riskiest product bet that the software giant is currently developing, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer answered 鈥渢he next release of Windows鈥 without so much as a second of hesitation. Unfortunately, his interviewers don鈥檛 ask him for an explanation, so we鈥檒l have to speculate as to why he chose Windows and not something else like Windows Phone, Xbox Kinect, or Bing....

October 24, 2010 路 2 min 路 225 words 路 Omid Farhang