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Tech. Demand for PCs still erratic, outlook unstable

 Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting. The latest sign that the PC market’s stability could be short-lived came from technology distributor Synnex Corp. Its shares have slumped 16 percent since Chief

Microsoft rescues Internet Explorer users with emergency browser fix XP Included

 Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. MS14-021 Security Update for Internet Explorer (2965111) This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The

Thousands of websites are hosted by Windows XP but 500,000 still use Windows 2000

Thousands of websites are still hosted on Windows XP computers, despite the operating system reaching the end of its extended support period today. After today, Microsoft will stop providing automatic security updates for Windows XP, and Microsoft Security Essentials will also no longer be available for Windows XP. Originally released in 2001, Windows XP is

Six Things You Need to Know About ATMs and the Windows XP-ocalypse

 Microsoft’s deadline to end support for Windows XP is April 8, and while most PCs haven’t used the operating system in years, there’s a certain computer you interact with on a regular basis that probably still relies on it. The 12-year-old software powers more than 95 percent of the world’s cash machines, Robert Johnston, a

How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support

PC World – by Chris Hoffman  The Windows XPocalypse is almost upon us. After a legendary dozen year run, Microsoft will stop providing security patches for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Without Microsoft’s protection, all those WinXP PCs will have targets painted on their hard drives. Nearly 30 percent of Internet-connected PCs still run Windows

Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

 Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on