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Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

July 27th, 2012 07:09 admin View Comments

GUI

First time accepted submitter Quantus347 writes “I am trying to convince a number of people to give Linux a chance, arguing that it has come a long way on the road of consumer usability. Can you, oh Wise Ones of Slashdot, recommend a Lunix setup that will be as similar as possible to a Windows environment (Windows 7 or XP). These people hate and fear change, and so will latch onto nearly any noticeable differences, so I’m thinking in terms of both front end functionality and the look of the interface. It would also be very important for them to have to go to the command line as little as possible during daily use (meaning as close to never as can be managed).”

Source: Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

First Look: Microsoft Office 2013

July 16th, 2012 07:54 admin View Comments

Microsoft

snydeq writes “Ever since the first beta editions of Windows 8 appeared, rumors have circulated over how Microsoft would revamp its other flagship consumer product, Office, to be all the more useful in the new OS. Would Office become touch-oriented and Metro-centric, to the exclusion of plain old Windows users? A first look at Office 2013 provides the short answer: No. ‘Office 2013 has clearly been revised to work that much better in Windows 8 and on touch-centric devices, but the vast majority of its functionality remains in place. The changes made are mostly cosmetic — a way to bring the Metro look to Office for users of versions of Windows other than 8. Further, Office 2013 has been designed to integrate more closely with online storage and services (mainly Microsoft’s), although those are thankfully optional and not mandatory.’”

Source: First Look: Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

December 15th, 2011 12:40 admin View Comments

Internet Explorer

helix2301 writes “Microsoft will be upgrading all Windows XP, Vista and 7 users to the latest IE silently. They are doing this because they have found a large number of non-patched systems. Microsoft pointed out that Chrome and Firefox do this regularly. They will start with Australia and Brazil in January, then go world-wide after they have assured there are no issues.”

Source: Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

Latest Humble Bundle Hits $1 Million

October 11th, 2011 10:33 admin View Comments

Stats

dylan_- writes “The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle — where you pay whatever you want for a collection of games — has just hit the $1 million mark with 1 day and 9 hours left to buy. The games are DRM free, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and include a donation to the EFF and Child’s Play charity. As with previous bundles, Linux users are the most generous, paying an average $9.18, Mac users come in second paying $6.58 leaving Windows users lagging behind, paying $4.11 on average.” These stats are presented right on the page dynamically, so you might see slightly different figures — the dollar figure should only be moving one direction, though.

Source: Latest Humble Bundle Hits $1 Million

New Worm Morto Using RDP To Infect Windows PCs

August 28th, 2011 08:46 admin View Comments

Security

Trailrunner7 writes “A new worm called Morto has begun making the rounds on the Internet, infecting machines via Remote Desktop Protocol. The worm is generating a large amount of outbound RDP traffic on networks that have infected machines, and Morto is capable of compromising both servers and workstations running Windows. Users who have seen Morto infections are reporting in Windows help forums that the worm is infecting machines that are completely patched and are running clean installations of Windows Server 2003.”

Source: New Worm Morto Using RDP To Infect Windows PCs

Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious

May 18th, 2011 05:49 admin View Comments

Security

alphadogg writes “About one out of every 14 programs downloaded by Windows users turns out to be malicious, Microsoft said Tuesday. And even though Microsoft has a feature in its Internet Explorer browser designed to steer users away from unknown and potentially untrustworthy software, about 5% of users ignore the warnings and download malicious Trojan horse programs anyway. IE also warns users when they’re being tricked into visiting malicious websites, another way that social-engineering hackers can infect computer users. In the past two years, IE’s SmartScreen has blocked more than 1.5 billion Web and download attacks, according to Jeb Haber, program manager lead for SmartScreen.”

Source: Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious

Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

April 24th, 2011 04:15 admin View Comments

Desktops (Apple)

adeelarshad82 writes “A recent survey conducted on 400,000 people — in which 52% of respondents were self-described PC (Windows) people, 25% were Mac users and 23% were neither — showed that Mac users are more politically liberal than their PC-using counterparts. 58% of Mac users were ‘liberal,’ as compared to 38% of PC users. Amongst other things, the survey also indicated that Mac users were, on average, more urban, younger and more educated than PC users, which could potentially be a contributing factor toward being more liberal.”

Source: Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users

66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

October 3rd, 2010 10:31 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “Almost one year after the introduction of Windows 7 it appears that the hype surrounding it has faded. The overall market share of Windows has turned into a slight decline again. Windows 7 is gaining share, but cannot keep pace with the loss of Windows XP and Vista. Especially Windows XP users seem to be happy with what they have and appear to be rather resistant to Microsoft’s pitches that it is time to upgrade to Windows 7.”

Source: 66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

October 3rd, 2010 10:14 admin View Comments

An anonymous reader writes “Almost one year after the introduction of Windows 7 it appears that the hype surrounding it has faded. The overall market share of Windows has turned into a slight decline again. Windows 7 is gaining share, but cannot keep pace with the loss of Windows XP and Vista. Especially Windows XP users seem to be happy with what they have and appear to be rather resistant to Microsoft’s pitches that it is time to upgrade to Windows 7.”

Source: 66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

How To Jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 Using Redsn0w For iPhone 3G Users [Windows]

August 14th, 2010 08:12 admin View Comments

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

We had just published our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 using Redsn0w for iPhone 3G for Mac users. This guide is for Windows users.

Redsn0w is a popular jailbreaking tool developed by the iPhone Dev Team for Mac and Windows users. 

RedSn0w 0.9.5 allows iPhone 3G users to jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 that was released earlier in the week.

Source: How To Jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 Using Redsn0w For iPhone 3G Users [Windows]

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