Why Is Microsoft pulling the plug on Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 next Tuesday

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 next week on January 12th 2016,…

Source: Microsoft is pulling the plug on Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 next Tuesday | The Verge

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What If Windows 10 Is Stealing Your Bandwidth?

Windows 10

Microsoft is stealing your Internet Service Providers (ISP) bandwidth!

Uh what?

Windows 10’s New Feature Steals Your Internet Bandwidth. It’s a devious little feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization. It’s enabled by default.

If you’re running Windows 10, you may want to terminate this travesty.
The settings you need are buried down in:
START->Settings->Update & Security->Windows Update->Advanced options, under: Choose how updates are delivered.

Source: Lauren Weinstein Blog or link to Lauren from here –

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Elbert Hubbard

I’m currently testing the new Microsoft Operating System (OS) Windows 10._GMS


Microsoft Puts The Start Menu Back in Windows 10


22 of the Best Free Software Products

Christmas time is upon us, and I thought this would be a great way to share with you a list of free software products that will enhance, clean, optimize, keep healthy and improve your desktop and or laptop computer.

Nearly all of the freeware products in this list, I use. How fitting it is, since the companies that provide us with the option to use their free software, likewise I’m compelled to repay them with a grateful thank you and most of all this article giving free advertising to their product. In no particular order, here is the list and a link to the company web site.


22 of the Best Free Software Products

  • AVG / 2014
    CCleaner / Best junk file cleaner, etc.
    / CCleaner helper, increase the cleaning capabilities of CCleaner.
    / adds tab browsing to Windows Explorer.
    / desktop enhancement / / / desktop application launcher
    / optimization software, loaded with a ton of features.
    / Password Manager
    / desktop spell checker as you type.
    / desktop enhancement
    / first program to use a behavioral approach to detect new changes due to infiltrations
    / all-in-one program that provides a full-featured screen capture tool, etc…
    / image and photo editing, support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects,
    / Windows 7
    / Internet Browser
    / talking system tray clock
    / lightweight, fast installer creator for the Windows(R) platform.
    / Unlock the hidden power behind Microsoft’s WordPad
    / html editor, etc…
    / Create professional PDFs with a few clicks.
    / Smart Defrag 2 is a FREE disk defrag tool designed for maximum hard drive
    / easy and fast way to create home video DVD from video files, camcorder,

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Microsoft lines up critical Windows, Office and IE fixes for next week – Computerworld

Microsoft said today it will ship 11 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer IE, Office and Exchange, including one meant to stymie active attacks the company confirmed a month ago. With the 11 slated for release on Dec. 10, Microsoft’s update tally for the year will reach 106, tying the record from 2010 and representing a 28% increase over 2012.

via Microsoft lines up critical Windows, Office and IE fixes for next week – Computerworld.


Windows lifecycle fact sheet

Windows lifecycle fact sheet Last updated: October 2013
End of support, end of sales, service packs and updates. Windows downgrade rights,
every Windows product has a lifecycle.
The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported or sold.
Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.

via Windows lifecycle fact sheet – Microsoft Windows Help.