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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 News

January 2018

JSPaint is a web-based Microsoft Paint remake (01/18/18)

Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and Downloads to store (01/17/18)

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Now ready for business to deploy says Microsoft (01/12/18)

Windows 10 of the future? Microsoft works on mind control for apps (01/12/18)

Saying goodbye to Windows 8: Where did it all go wrong? (01/11/18)

Windows 8.1 end of mainstream support (01/10/18) Webmaster: Extended support expires as of January 10, 2013.

Microsoft: No more Windows patches at all if you AV clashes with our Meltdown fix (01/10/18)

Microsoft confirms Windows performance hits with Meltdown, Spectre patches (01/09/18) Webmaster: Servers, Windows 7, and Windows 8.* will be primarily effected. 

Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices (01/09/18)

Meltdown and Spectre: Microsoft’s Spectre patch ‘bricks’ older AMD machines (01/08/18)

Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Amazon Alexa ‘to come to Windows 10 PCs’ (01/08/18)

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?

Microsoft releases out-of-band security updates to address Intel bug (01/04/18)

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! 

December 2017

Windows 10: GPU performance in Task Manager (12/28/17)

NVIDIA Ends support for 32-bit Linux (12/25/17) WebmasterBe 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.

Windows 10’s most recent update getting stuck? Here’s how to fix it (12/22/17)

Photos: Classic Windows screensavers from Windows 1.0 to Windows 98 (12/22/17)

Microsoft Office Docs new vessel for Loki malware (12/19/17)

Microsoft changes Windows Defender path on Windows 10 (12/18/17)

Microsoft’s Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon’s Alexa, 25,000) (12/15/17)

Microsoft issues emergency patch for ‘critical’ flaw in Windows security (12/08/17)

Windows 10: Here are the big new features to look out for in 2018 (12/07/17)

The five best free malware removal tools (12/06/17)

Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Cortana gets a fresh UI for notebooks (12/06/17)

Windows 10 picked as ‘initial’ OS for Germany’s new government client (12/05/17)

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)