Security firm warns of new XP flaw

Just five months before Microsoft Corp. ends support for Windows XP, a security firm has warned that a new zero day flaw in the aging operating system is being used by attackers to

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Windows XP deadline boosting PC market: IDC

The upcoming expiration of Microsoft Corp.’s support for its Windows XP operating system appears to be giving personal computer sales a boost according to analyst firm International Data Corp. Nothing much is happening

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Sidebar: XP migration tips

If you haven’t started on an XP migration project yet, here’s advice on what to do: --Decide what platform you’re moving to: Few organizations are standardizing on Windows 8,  says David Johnson of

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

The end of WinXP: Some still haven’t got the message

An official of a local government in Canada with thousands of desktop PCs recently got a shock, according to an industry analyst: Those end-of-support-for-Windows-XP stories should be taken seriously. Wes Miller, a research

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Careers built on obstructing users are coming to an end

Did you see the Dilbert cartoon for August 24? As with most of us, I’ve laughed along with Mordac, the preventer of information services, just as I’ve laughed along with Dilbert, Alice, Wally

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Bruce Stewart

Users desert Windows XP in near-record numbers

Microsoft's Windows XP shed a large amount of usage share again last month as users continued to desert the decade-old operating system for Windows 7.Windows XP lost 2.4 percentage points of share to

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Windows XP’s share falls below 50 per cent

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP has slipped under the 50 per cent share mark for the first time since Web measurement company Net Applications began tracking operating system usage.The decade-old XP closed July with

Published on: August 2nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Registry hack allows Windows XP SP2 patching

People still running Microsoft Corp.’s now-retired Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) can trick the operating system into installing security updates, a researcher said Monday.The hack requires an edit of a single key

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft in hot water over HTML 5 plans

Microsoft came under fire from some of its rivals on Wednesday for its decision not to offer Internet Explorer 9 -- and hence support for the upcoming HTML 5 standard -- to users

Published on: May 5th, 2010 James Niccolai