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September 08, 2014
Should IT pros stay with Windows 7 or leave now that mainstream support ends in January 2015? It might depend on which Windows OS you trust the most.
April 10, 2014
Windows XP support has ended, and those who have yet to move off of the old OS stand at the junction of traditional PC upgrades, DaaS or VDI.
April 01, 2014
There are many reasons why the Windows XP lifespan lasted longer than those of most operating systems. Our columnist looks at three major reasons.
March 07, 2014
The OS still has some hardcore supporters, but Windows XP migration tools can help pave the way for users to access legacy Web-based data and apps.
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Our columnist says free alternative browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox are giving IE a run for its money because they run anywhere and don't rely on mandatory updates. Continue Reading
Sysprep is Microsoft's System Preparation tool intended to duplicate, test and deliver new installations for the Windows operating system based on an established installation. Continue Reading
Want to try a new OS sans commitment? Linux on USB sticks can be the first step to replacing Windows XP with an open source desktop such as Xubuntu. Continue Reading
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Organizations moving from Windows XP should consider app compatibility, security and alternative OSes before conducting a migration to Windows 8.1. Continue Reading
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility. Continue Reading
Microsoft desktop news didn't slow down this summer; see our top 10 articles on Windows 8 and its predecessors, Office 2013 features and more. Continue Reading
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The Windows 8 UI hasn't won any popularity contests, but there are workarounds for it, unlike for Windows 8 Metro apps and Windows XP or Windows 7. Continue Reading
On the run-up, Windows XP end of life was a big deal. Now that the OS is pushing up daisies, many shops still run it, and virtualization lets them do so without security and hardware compatibility problems. Continue Reading
The end of Microsoft's support for XP raises a lot of questions, so it's important to know your options and how to proceed. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Sysinternals suite of free tools may not specifically support Windows 8 yet, but it is still very useful, even for admins supporting the latest OSes. Continue Reading
Even after the Windows XP end of support, many IT shops still use the OS. Virtual desktops and custom support can help, but is it time to bite the migration bullet? Continue Reading
Windows 8.1 deployment tools can ease the switch from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, but be aware of compatibility issues and third-party utilities. Continue Reading