OS, Windows

Pirated version of Windows 8

The day after the announcement of RTM-version illegal copies of the product began to appear in the public domain. August 1 this year, Microsoft announced the final version of the Windows operating system 8, which began sending the industry partners. The new Windows OS is due out October 26th this year. As the representatives of Microsoft, this period is necessary to…

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Comparative performance tests of Windows 7 and Windows 8

PCWorld magazine has published the results of performance tests systems on Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Looking ahead, almost all Windows 8 proved to be better. Test results coincide with the impression of users who have installed a Windows 8 and participated in the survey PCWorld. Of these, 40% said that the new system seems to be more rapid, 45% did not notice the difference,…

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Security

Trojan.Dropper.UAJ modifies the library comres.dll

Researchers at antivirus company Softwin (software developer Bitdefender) found a complex Trojan horse that uses a non-trivial methods to disguise the code in the operating system. While a simple malware can add itself to startup, making changes to the registry – and so are easily identified by antivirus software, a new Trojan Trojan.Dropper.UAJ uses its own approach: it is introduced into one of…

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Simple HTML-tag leads to a drop of Windows 7

Uncorrected critical error in the 64-bit Windows 7 makes the computers vulnerable to fail with a “blue screen of death.” A memory corruption bug in Win 7 x64 can also allow to introduce malicious code into the machine at the kernel level, warned the company Secunia. Fortunately, the 32-bit OS is not susceptible to the bug was discovered in the operating system file…

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Windows 7 PORTABLE: make a bootable USB flash drive with the “Seven” on board

Our task today – to create a special build of Windows 7, which would work without having to install and run directly from the stick. Including in its membership the necessary software, we can solve different problems: to solve the problem with disk partitions, or remove viruses, for example, using hacking tools in familiar surroundings. Having seen long ago that many…

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Microsoft Windows XP has lost sizeable proportion of computers that went online last month

Microsoft Windows XP has lost sizeable proportion of computers that went online last month. Already Nenova operating system reduced the market share of almost 2% in September and the end of the month was set at 50.5% of desktop computers, according to analysts from Net Applications. It was the biggest drop in monthly anniversaries in the history of Windows XP. But this…

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Windows 7: 450 million copies

Microsoft announced a significant achievement of Windows 7 in October 2009 when it was released a new operating system, the company managed to sell 450 million licenses. The figure looks more impressive if you divide it by the number of days – one day is sold almost 650,000 copies of the OS. For comparison, a failed Vista for about the same…

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Security

Tuesday September patches do without critical patches

September Tuesday patches will include five ballots, neither of which is not marked as critical. This release patches – the first in recent times, which does not include critical bugs, but this does not mean that it should be ignored. The firm Qualys, the scanning of vulnerabilities and provides security services, said that attention should be paid to the vulnerability…

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Windows 8: The sum of the two interfaces

Head of Microsoft Windows Steven Sinofsky (Steven Sinofsky) at the official blog of Building Windows 8 bit said about the two different interfaces of Windows 8 – traditional and new, using the style of Metro Windows Phone. Many wonder how the company intends to merge the two into a harmonious environment. Why do we need two user interfaces? Why not go everywhere in the…

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Windows Thin PC Released RC

Microsoft announced a prerelease version of Windows Thin PC (WinTPC), designed to transform old PCs into thin clients. The final issue will follow later this quarter. Microsoft describes the product as a “cut-down version of Windows 7, which enables organizations to turn existing PCs into thin clients, thereby reducing the need for new equipment for thin clients. ” Community Technology…

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