Upcycle Windows 7

Upcycle Windows 7 : Microsoft announced support for Windows 7 would end Janury 14, 2020 with plenty of lead time. A regular procedure in the world of enterprise software. The idea behind such a process is fairly simple. The software won’t stop working, nor are users unable to use in any other way. Only the company will stop developing and supporting patches for the operating system.

Upcycling Windows 7
Upcycling Windows 7

While this is typically not a immediate issue for the private user, it has some security implications. The corporate user, that requires support, still has an opportunity to pursue a more recent version of the software, Windows 10. The entire procedure created some media echo recently, given the date is only past due by one week.

Instead of simply letting go, the Free Software Foundation started a campaign and petition to create an alternative for Windows 7 to just stop it. While this didn’t happen with software are recent as Windows 7, the approach has been precedented. MS DOS, Classic Word and even calc.exe are up on the internet nowadays. The Register mentions potential issues with content licensed from third parties, too.

The announcement and petition is here: Upcycle Windows 7 — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software

Windows gets Linux kernel and terminal

Oh Satya, you are spoiling us.

So, with this announcement you’ll not be able to purchase a regular PC that doesn’t have some *nix on it. Somehow, it’s finally the year of Linux on the Desktop.

That cold air you feel, that’s hell freezing over.

Source: Windows 10 gets a legit Linux kernel and a souped-up terminal app

Microsoft Student Technology Congress

IEEE ist mit einem eigenen Stand und etwa 10 Teilnehmern auf der Microsoft Windows 8 Student Technology Conference 2012 vertreten gewesen.

Das Event findet vom 26.-28. April 2012 in der Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin statt, unmittelbar neben dem Friedrichstadtpalast.

Neben der IEEE wird das Event von Avenade, der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), Sony und Nokia gesponsort. Continue reading “Microsoft Student Technology Congress”