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Articles tagged with: windows vista

Windows 8 Will Hit The Market In October

Windows 8, Microsoft’s next major operating system for PCs, tablets and laptops will be released next month to the manufacturers. The Operating System’s key features were developed keeping touch screen devices in mind. It’s more tablet-friendly than any other OS available up to date…

Windows 8 Build 8042 Compiled

Windows 8 is still being worked on, getting some major kinks ironed out in hopes of a smooth April 2012 launch, as the company had earlier said. However, a new Milestone 3 Build had just been completed and was compiled on July 7th.

The most recent build was unsuccessful in fixing all the broken features but expects a refresh by the next build. The most recent build was focused on perfecting the new user interface and ensuring its functionality.

Microsoft Retires Office XP And Vista SP1

Well, wadya know. Microsoft is finally going to retire it’s 2001 Office XP and first service pack for Windows Vista next week, according to the company’s own calendar. Both platforms will end on July 12th, and will no longer have updates supporting the antiquated software.

Since Microsoft supports its business products for ten years, this change shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Vista users will still be able to get security updates by upgrading to service pack 2, that is, if they are still using SP1.