Windows 7’s Mainstream Support Ends, Extended Support Ends Jan. 14, 2020

BY PRADEEP ON JANUARY 12, 2015 Windows 7 is the most popular OS in the world and its mainstream support is ending tomorrow, Jan 13 2015. What does it really mean? After the end of mainstream support, Windows 7 will be under Extended Support period. Extended Support ends Jan.14, 2020. Yes, another five years. During this period, Microsoft will continue to release security updates to all users. The only difference is that Microsoft will not release any new features ...
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Microsoft Ranked No.5 In The List Of Top U.S. Patent Recipients For 2014

BY PRADEEP ON JANUARY 12, 2015 IFI CLAIMS Patent Services today released its annual tabulation of the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014. The company has posted the official 2014 IFI CLAIMS Top 50, a ranking of global companies and organizations to receive the most utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Without any doubt, IBM came on top again with over record breaking 7,534 patents. Microsoft held its No.5 position with over 2,829 patents. Biggest...
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Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

Posted Dec 21, 2014 by Alex Wilhelm Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close together. Given that I was roughly negative 3 or 4 at the time, I’ve decided to forgive myself. Whatever the case, if you go back and read the original...
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The History of Computer Development

The rapidly advancing field of electronics led to construction of the first general-purpose electronic computer in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania. It was Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer or ENIAC, the device contained 18,000 vacuum tubes and had a speed of several hundred multiplications per minute. Its program was wired into the processor and had to be manually altered. Later transistors appeared. The use of the transistor in computers began in the late 1950s. It marked the...
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Microsoft’s Next Era

Editor’s note: Aaron Levie is CEO and co-founder of Box.  Moments like this happen only once a generation in the technology industry. The announcement of Steve Ballmer’s retirement from his post as CEO of Microsoft puts an end to one of the most powerful and interesting “regimes” in technology history. Symbolically, this is likely the closing chapter of an era that was led by Bill Gates, then collectively by Gates and Ballmer, and then more recently just Ballmer. We think o...
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