Today is the first day of the post Windows XP era. Microsoft discontinued support for XP yesterday, April 8th, 2014, unleashing the world of hackers on the Operating System. Typically Microsoft offers bounties to hackers for finding vulnerabilities, but that will end too. Any new vulnerabilities hackers find will be put on the market for…
Today marks the official release of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has built upon the success of the critically-acclaimed Windows 7 to bring to light a whole new generation of operating systems.
Windows 8 is a melding of their mobile Windows Phone platform with traditional operating systems like Windows 7 or XP. Using the stylized Metro UI, Windows 8 bridges the gap between desktop PCs and mobile/tablet devices. Whether you use a touchscreen or prefer the keyboard/mouse combo, Windows 8 allows users unparalleled flexibility to customize the operating system to best fit their needs.
Next up in our 7 for 7 series is a spotlight on some really useful Desktop Gadgets that you can download free for Windows 7. If you are not too familiar with Desktop Gadgets, they are basically widgets, or small programs that run in the background that you can keep on your desktop. I use a variety of gadgets to monitor information, get updates from social networks, and keep up to date on news. Below are 7 gadgets I found that I can see being very useful.