December 2017/January 2018
Microsoft, too, has a core, unwritten mission statement, which I would describe as: “Microsoft builds incredibly deep, powerful, and flexible software products that — before they see the light of day — must be infused with a level of unnecessary inconvenience, incomprehensible restrictions, and regressive policies such that all possible joy has been removed prior to customer contact. — David Gewirtz
Windows 8.1 end of mainstream support (01/10/18) Webmaster: Extended support expires as of January 10, 2013.
Microsoft confirms Windows performance hits with Meltdown, Spectre patches (01/09/18) Webmaster: Servers, Windows 7, and Windows 8.* will be primarily effected.
Emergency Windows meltdown patch may be incompatible with your PC (01/04/18) Webmaster: Here’s the ‘fix’ but, oh, BTW, it might just trash your computer! Impressive, eh?
You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018 (01/03/18) Webmaster: As always, with Microsoft it’s ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ so ’nuff said!
Windows 10: GPU performance in Task Manager (12/28/17)
NVIDIA Ends support for 32-bit Linux (12/25/17) Webmaster: Be sure to read this entire article. It applies to Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10 operating systems as well. Security releases will be forthcoming till January, 2019. After that, it’s over.
The five best free malware removal tools (12/06/17)
Microsoft debuts Windows 10 on ARM (12/05/17)
Is Classic Shell dead? Developer quits (12/04/17)
17 Windows 10 problems – and how to fix them (12/01/17)