Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on Tuesday

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 Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are reaching ‘end of life’ on Tuesday, meaning they’re no longer supported by Microsoft.

A patch, which goes live on January 12, will nag Internet Explorer users on launch to upgrade to a modern browser. KB3123303 adds the nag box, which will appear for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users still using the old browsers after installing the update.

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I personally don’t use any of those. But there are an awful lot of italians’ public administration tools that requires old versions of those browsers (AVCP, CNR general protocol, etc) … it’ll be funny to see how fast they’ll upgrade

That feeling when a Windows 10 upgrade warning appears

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Hilarious image showing my feelings months after the release of Windows 10 and the crazy policies and privacy invasions put on the field by Microsoft.

I am trying to stop people upgrading from Windows 7, but the upgrade availability advisory is so overwhelming that many falls and click that “upgrade” button …

Windows Phone has a new application problem

American Airlines, Chase Bank, Bank of America, NBC, Pinterest, and Kabam have all discontinued their Windows Phone apps in the past year. These huge apps have simply disappeared or will no longer be updated. Some companies have cited a lack of Windows Phone users, and others have remained silent, but each removal has put Microsoft another step behind in the mobile race.

It’s not just third-party apps disappearing, either. Microsoft has removed several MSN apps and its popular Photosynth app, and the software maker has also killed off a number of special Lumia camera apps. Windows Phone users still don’t have great Skype or Office apps like Microsoft produces for the iPhone. It’s stunning that, after five years, the best experience of using Skype or Office on a phone isn’t on one powered by Windows. This will change in Windows 10 Mobile, but it’s not available yet.

OSnews reports this … If you think about it this new failure was in the air.

Follow this guide to fix Windows 10 and restore your privacy

Fix Windows 10 →

Evolution of Windows

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OnTheHub presents: Evolution of Windows →

Here’s how to fix Windows 10’s privacy

If you’d like to retain most of your privacy and keep your personal data on your PC, Windows 10 can be configured in that way. Just be warned that there are quite a few toggles that need to be turned off, and you’ll lose some functionality as well (Cortana won’t work, for example).

Or, you know, don’t use Windows.

— via OS News

The coming novelty of Windows 10

Ten New Features Coming to Windows 10 →

Hongkiat website has dedicated a ten point list article to the upcoming, exciting, new features of Windows 10. Features that make it look more interesting to me than the ones in the Windows 8/8.1 era.

a “lovely” Microsoft Windows security bug

‘Redirect to SMB’: an old Windows bug that back in the spotlight →

breaking up!

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a website telling our break up with IE8

 

on the Microsoft / Google swap

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft →

Another interesting read for the day, this time from Forbes