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China bars Windows 8 for new government computers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 19:10

In a setback to software giant Microsoft, China Tuesday said it will prohibit Windows 8 on new government computers apparently to minimise computer security risks that may arise as the US-based firm last month ended support to Windows XP.

China bars use of Windows 8 in government computers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 14:39

China today said it will forbid the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system in new government computers to minimise security risks, as the software giant last month ended support to Windows XP.

Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 00:10

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft patching perilous hole in IE Web browser

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 23:31

Microsoft Thursday released a patch for a perilous hole in its Internet Explorer browser that hackers could slip through to invade computers.

Microsoft rushes to fix Internet Explorer bug; no fix for Windows XP users

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 09:21

Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies.

China faces security risks after Windows XP demise

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:26

China is trying to counter possible security risks for state agencies after Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system, a government official said here today.

China faces security risks after Windows XP demise

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:17

China is trying to counter possible security risks for state agencies after Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system, a government official said here today.

Microsoft releases self-satire game to sendoff Windows XP

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:54

As Windows XP moves towards its end, Microsoft has made a satirical game which fights the windows components.

PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 09:39

Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014.

Microsoft ends support to XP; opens market for Chinese firms

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 13:06

Computers can still run XP but it will become more insecure and prone to viruses.

Microsoft to end Windows XP support from Tuesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:27

The software giant has been warning users about its plans of withdrawing Windows XP support since September.

It's curtains down on Microsoft Windows XP on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 17:57

Microsoft will stop technical support for its most popular operating system (OS) Windows XP globally from Tuesday, bringing down curtains on the software giant's longest running OS.