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Microsoft kills the last remnants of Nokia, will lay off 1,850 people

Microsoft kills the last remnants of Nokia, will lay off 1,850 people After selling the feature phone business to Foxconn last week for $350 million, and firing 7,800 people last year, Microsoft is firing 1850 people (1,350 from Finland, 500 elsewhere) and essentially exiting phone hardware altogether.” It’s really hard at this point to see just how Microsoft isn’t out of the phone business.

Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade

The Seattle Times reports that Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California, sued Microsoft after a failed Windows 10 upgrade left her system performing poorly, prone to crashing, and reportedly unusable for multiple days.One $10,000 judgment against Microsoft isn’t going to make a blip in the company’s financial earnings or its overall Windows 10 trajectory.

Latest Windows 10 Build 14385 packs in many bug fixes, feature updates

Latest Windows 10 Build 14385 packs in many bug fixes, feature updates The 14385 build focuses on resolving common issues and bug fixes.More issues with LastPass were resolved, and the mobile version of the OS saw a battery life pickup and PDF improvements.

ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows?

ExtremeTalk: Does anyone actually love Windows? When Microsoft announced Windows 10 back in January 2015, Satya Nadella described the operating system’s goal as follows: “We want to move from people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Windows,” he said.“We continue to pursue our goal of moving people from needing Windows to choosing Windows to loving Windows,” Nadella said.

Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge

Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge Over the past few months, Microsoft has taken potshots at Google for high power consumption under Chrome.Independent tests have regularly demonstrated that Chrome uses more power than Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera, though the exact ratios and scores depend on workload and use-case.

IBM claims moving to Mac drastically reduced support calls, operating costs

IBM claims moving to Mac drastically reduced support calls, operating costs “The goal was to deliver a great employee choice program and strive to achieve the best Mac program,” Previn said.The $273 to $543 savings is the expected amount over four years compared with a conventional Windows PC deployment.

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 Although, Microsoft says the public patches might not be enough to keep Windows 7 safe anyway.Markus Nitschke, the head of Windows at Microsoft Germany posted a rundown of the situation on Microsoft’s Technet site.

Close to the Metal Ep. 29: Windows puts its head in the cloud

Close to the Metal Ep. 29: Windows puts its head in the cloud The cloud-based operating system is still niche, but definitely has its converts among those looking for a bargain PC.We still don’t know much about the new version of Windows, because Microsoft hasn’t officially revealed it.

KasperskyOS aims to secure the billions of forgotten network devices

KasperskyOS aims to secure the billions of forgotten network devices Today, there are not only more internet-connected devices in sheer absolute numbers, but there are also more different kinds of devices than ever before.Russian security company Kaspersky is responding to the growing threat of unsecured devices with its KasperskyOS (KOS), a secure operating system that the company has been working on for 14 years.

Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package

Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package Some of the world’s biggest gadget-makers have tried and failed to built an elegant device that consolidates the computer and smartphone in one.Beijing-based Jide Technology has spend the last three years developing a dual-mode operating system based on Android, Google’s mobile smartphone OS, called Remix OS.

You’ll soon be able to run Jolla’s Sailfish OS on Sony’s Xperia devices

You’ll soon be able to run Jolla’s Sailfish OS on Sony’s Xperia devices Sony’s Open Devices Program is now bringing the Xperia X into the lineup of Sailfish OS smartphones.The Xperia X is a device the company launched last year, and it’s available for purchase running Android.

Neverware helps schools run Chrome OS and Office 365 on low-end machines

Neverware helps schools run Chrome OS and Office 365 on low-end machines Google’s Chrome OS has made some headway in the educational market for a few important reasons.One weakness of Chrome OS, however, is that it doesn’t provide the best integration with Microsoft’s productivity solutions.

Google releases Chrome OS 57 to stable channel, adds features for tablet mode

Google releases Chrome OS 57 to stable channel, adds features for tablet mode Where Chrome OS hasn’t been as strong is on 2-in-1 devices, due in part to the fact that the Linux-based OS isn’t highly optimized for such systems.That’s slowly changing, however, and the latest stable version, Chrome OS 57, introduces a couple of features that will make the growing number of touchscreen devices more attractive.