Also broke Windows 10 Mobile promise
Software outfit Microsoft has U-turned over its decision to kill off support for Intel Skylake processors running Windows 7 and 8.1 next year.
Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017
In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.
Thanks to “Free Upgrade” offer, upgrade aggressiveness
The folks over at Neowin have recently reported that Microsoft’s latest operating system is quickly approaching a large installation base worldwide and should eventually overtake Windows 8.1 as the world’s second most dominant operating system (behind Windows 7) sometime later this year.
Just £169.99 for full Windows
Microsoft has released the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new budget-friendly additions to its Windows Phone range.
People are installing it
After a slump in the use of Windows XP, it appears that some daft people are re-installing it, even as they walk away from Windows 7.
Intel-based mini-PC runs Windows 8.1 or Android
MINIX showed the MINIX NEP Z64 back in September, but the new device was not available until today. MINIX is well known for its Android small form factor PCs such as the Minix Neo X8 H, however, the NEO Z64 is different because it is based on Intel’s Android Bay Trail 22nm silicon.
9.5 percent performance boost
Gives it Windows 8.1 compatibility
First logo certified driver for Windows 8.1
IDF 2013: Thanks Redmond for listening