Posts Tagged ‘Updates’

Anthony’s Views on Windows 10.

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Windows 10, so what happened to Windows 9?  Who knows, but Microsoft call their latest Operating Systems what they like, just like Apple and also Google, with things like Jelly Bean and Mountain Lion.  Hey ho.

Let me set the Scene, Intel 15 Laptop, 4GB Ram 500GB and Intel based Hardware, so Graphics, Network Cards etc (Installtion is going to Windows 10 Enterprise).  Decided to perform a Clean Operating System installation rather than Upgrade from 8.1, due to having 8.1 for some time and good practice.  Well, Installation went very smoothly, Normal Patition questions and off it went.  After the first screens, a new question, do I want to add to add my device to Local Domain or an Azure Domain.  For those who don’t do “IT”, do I want to connect my laptop to a Server or a New Hybrded Server, to which I opted for a Local User.  In essence if I had chosen either of the other options, I would have saved 1 user Profile and about 40 mins of deployment.  After chosen Local user, normal installation proceeded with lots of Updates / Upgrades.  Reinstalled Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint Links and One Drive for Personnel.  Maxed out my internet connection for 3 hours, oops.

New Start Menu, Looks good with interacitve Tiles (So it tells you what the weather is like outside or where you choose 🙂 )Capture

Now the Question, upgrade or not to upgrade?  In Essence it’s too early to tell, but don’t sit still, make sure that your applications will work within the new operating system.  This also includes your hardware, such as printers, Graphics Audio.  We are hearing rumors that some Anti Virus Companys don’t support it yet, so if they don’t, you know that it is that new.

I will let you know more findings in a few days or if I find something really cool.

Microsoft shops ditch XP for New Year as Windows market share expands

But what’s this… they’re all moving to Windows 8.1?

Less than one-third of PCs are now running Windows XP, with many a Microsoft shop giving up on the popular 12-year-old operating system in time for New Year.

Windows XP’s market share fell to 28.98 per cent in the month of December, from November’s 31.22 per cent, according to the latest stats from NetApplications.

Read More by Gavin Clarke

Enjoy the weekend, sysadmins: Next Tues fixes 33 Microsoft bugs

Including IE8 remote code execution hole that pwned US nuke lab

Microsoft has promised to fix a high-profile vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, among other holes, in this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout of security updates.

In all, next week’s bucket of upgrades will address 33 bugs in a range of Redmond software. The flaws have been grouped into 10 sets of holes: two marked critical and eight important.

The critical updates kill off vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that allow miscreants to remotely execute malicious code on victims’ machines: one will paper over flaws uncovered during the Pwn2Own hacking competition at CanSecWest in March. This update affects all versions of the web browser from IE6 to IE10 on all Windows operating systems from XP to Win8, including RT.

The other critical update fixes a vulnerability specific to Internet Explorer 8. It is believed computers used by the nuclear weapons research teams at the US Department of Labor were compromised by websites exploiting this browser hole on 1 May. The attack code has since surfaced elsewhere on the web and bundled into the infosec Swiss army knife Metasploit.

Read More By John Leyden

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