Get Microsoft Windows 10 For Free

Microsoft is planning a big push for Windows 10 and will be giving away the new operating system to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 users in the first year of release. “With Windows 10, we think of the operating system as ‘Windows as a service’,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s VP of operating […]

Microsoft’s swipe’n’swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

Windows 8 Picture Passwords Easily Cracked? Windows 8 and Windows RT come with a feature called Picture Passwords. Users can choose any picture, and then “annotate” it with three finger movements: tapping a point, drawing a stroke, or sweeping a circle. This pattern becomes a users’ means to open or unlock a device as an […]

Internet Explorer Security Fix & Web Browser Choice

You may be hearing news reports or rumours to the effect that Microsoft Internet Explorer is once again unsafe to use, due to recently discovered and apparently quite severe vulnerabilities. Although a proper patch has yet to appear, there is a temporary fix from Microsoft, as pictured below, and it’s just a single click away. […]

Getting started with Windows 7

New PC for Christmas? Windows 7? What’s all that about? Well, it’s the latest incarnation of Microsoft Windows. Please don’t ask what was wrong with the last one. We haven’t the time. Early reports from users of all levels seem to indicate that Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista. In fact yours truly […]

Windows Vista Performance and Tuning

Microsoft has produced a simple and useful guide to help you improve the performance of Vista on your computer. Moreover it’s a free download! Windows Vista Performance and Tuning Overview “Windows Vista and SP1 focus on delivering greater performance and overall system responsiveness by striking a balance between speed and responsiveness. This guide looks at […]