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  1. Rumor calls out Windows 95 as the reason Microsoft skipped version 9Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Engadget

    Still confused about why the new version of Windows is 10 , instead of 9? Beyond the loosely defined numbering schemes that are all too common in tech , a note posted to Reddit could provide an answer. Reddit user cranbourne claims to be a Microsoft developer, and cites rumors that early testing with the name "Windows 9" ran into problems with code used as a shortcut to detect when apps are running on Windows 95 or Windows 98. The problem, is that it was never written to actually check for the extra character.


  2. Remo Drive Wipe v2.0.0.20Read the original story

    1 hr ago |

    ... selected data shredding patterns and various international disk sanitization standards Works with Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 on both 32-bit and 64-bit PC's Remo Drive Wipe is designed ...


  3. Microsoft Hopes Customers Forget the Past by Skipping to Windows 10Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNet News

    The advent of Windows 10 took the press room at the Interop trade show here by storm. Partly that was because the show had reached an all-time level of boring, and partly because the news out of Microsoft was actually pretty important.


  4. Microsoft Invites 'Insiders' to Preview Windows 10Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNet News

    Beginning today, users can download Windows 10 Technical Preview, and the Enterprise edition, via the company's new Windows Insider Program. "As a member of the Windows Insider community, you will have an active role in helping us build Windows 10 and be among the first to see new stuff," said Microsoft spokesperson Brandon LeBlanc in an Oct. 1 blog post .


  5. Microsoft Is Finally Fixing The Disaster That Is Windows 8Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Microsoft gave the world a first look at its next operating system, Windows 10, at an intimate press event in San Francisco on Tuesday. From the beginning, reviewers, including myself, panned Windows 8 for being too clunky and confusing.


  6. Windows 10 Preview and Os X Yosemite Look More Alike Than Ever BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mashable

    My immediate takeaway from Tuesday's Windows 10 Preview event was "Wow, this looks a lot like OS X." I say that not with any judgment - just as an observation. On Wednesday, the Windows 10 Preview became available to advanced users and developers and I rushed to install it on a spare machine.


  7. Rumors suggest the reason Microsoft skipped over "Windows 9" is because of Windows 95Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    One of the most unexpected surprises to come with the Windows 10 announcement was the fact that it was called Windows 10 and not the expected Windows 9. There could be any number of reasons why this is the case, but the rumors are not just limited to the blogosphere. A redditor posting in the /r/technology subreddit and going by the screenname of cranbourne claims to work as a developer for Microsoft and suggests that there are rumors floating around Microsoft offices too regarding the name.


  8. Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because of Lazy CodersRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better-and funnier-answer. The name "Windows 9" could break a whole bunch of lazy code.


  9. Windows 8 user share nose-dives in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

    September's numbers put the user share of Windows 8 and 8.1 at 12.3% of the world's desktop and notebook systems, a drop from August A day after Microsoft shoved Windows 8 into the background with its introduction of Windows 10, an analytics firm reported that Windows 8's user share plummeted by its largest amount ever. September's numbers from Net Applications put the combined user share of Windows 8 and 8.1 at 12.3% of the world's desktop and notebook systems, a drop of 1.1 percentage points from August.


  10. Microsoft Earns Forgiveness With Windows 10Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | TechNewsWorld

    Microsoft on Tuesday pulled back the veil on the successor to Windows 8, and instead of debuting an expected Windows 9 version of its personal computer OS, the company introduced the world to Windows 10. A technical preview was made available on Wednesday. Microsoft also kicked off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort with the new Windows Insider Program, which is meant to help provide feedback to the company.


  11. First look at Windows 10 Technical Preview on the Surface Pro 3Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    With the new of the release of Windows 10 Technical Preview , I was quick to download it and try it out. Despite all of the warning about only using this on a secondary PC, I went ahead and installed it any way on my favorite device the Surface Pro 3. I have a long standing history of installing beta operating systems on computers I shouldn't, so why should this one be any different.


  12. Announcing the NEW dBASE PLUS 9.4Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - Oct. 1, 2014 - BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- What a triumph! Can you believe it; we are starting the fall season with the announcement of the significant upgrade, the NEW dBASEa PLUS 9.4 . The team has been hard at work continuing to enhance, update, and upgrade the most successful release of dBASEa since 2006! The dBASEa PLUS 9.4 release includes fixes fora *Graphics updates *ActiveX support updates *Toolbars updates *Form optimizations *Report optimizations *Editor optimizations *General bug fixes, etc.


  13. This might be why Windows 10 isn't called Windows 9Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Tech Report

    We were all pretty surprised when Microsoft announced the name of its new OS yesterday. The company justified the name choice by saying Windows 10 represents too great a leap over Windows 8 to be called anything else.


  14. Microsoft Windows 10: A Quick Video TourRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PC Magazine

    One day after Microsoft announced its numeral-skipping operating system version, Windows 10, the technical preview was made available to those who like to play around with pre-release software. PCMag went to , joined the Windows Insider Program, and installed the OS on a spiffy Surface Pro 3 .


  15. Re: Windows 10Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | EETimes

    XP was great, very few problems and pretty solid in all respects. If someone could reverse-engineer XP and offer it with a guarantee that they wouldn't change the GUI, I reckon people would be quite happy to subscribe for $50 a year.


  16. Chrome Show: Low-cost Windows laptops v. ChromebooksRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | GigaOM

    ... hurt. The Chromebook-killers are almost here: This week HP introduced a pair of low-cost laptops that run Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing. From a hardware perspective, they're similar to Chromebooks. And Microsoft is wisely bundling some items that ...


  17. Why Microsoft Should Offer Windows 10 for FreeRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

    The new OS will share a similar code base across PCs, tablets, and smartphones, helping Microsoft take a big step toward realizing its vision of "One Windows" when it arrives in fall 2015. published a statement from Microsoft Indonesia President Andreas Diantoro, who stated that Windows 8.1 will "update automatically" to the company's latest OS.


  18. Come on, 7! Microsoft Banks on Old SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | CMSWire

    The time for change was apparent. And not just the kind of changes Microsoft announced in August .


  19. Why Windows 10 is an Ambitious Step Forward, Not a RetreatRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Emmy Advanced Media

    From the early looks of Windows 10 , it's a long-overdue concession to the fact that Windows users prefer the way things used to be. A video tour hosted by Windows VP Joe Belfiore is most notable for what Microsoft's new OS is missing, as well as what's returned from the pre- Windows 8 days.


  20. Microsoft Unveils Windows 10, But What Happened to Windows 9?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Small Business Trends

    Microsoft has unveiled its new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Of course, if you're scoring at home, you're thinking there was Windows 7 and then Windows 8. Now, Microsoft is introducing Windows 10. So, what happened to Windows 9? In fact, in an official release on Windows 10 in the Microsoft News Center, there is no mention of Windows 9 at all.