Wait, what, now? In one of the oddest developments ever, it appears that the August cumulative update for Windows 10 fiddles with your update history, wiping it out altogether. Apparently, this is a bug that affects the cumulative update that Microsoft released yesterday. As part of the Patch Tuesday cycle of...

Microsoft Windows. The world’s most popular operating platform. Under fire from mobile and open source alternatives, but still keeping it strong after nearly three decades. Windows 1.0 launched exactly 29 years ago — on November 20, 1985. Although based on MS-DOS, this premiere version became the first operating...

Yes, the one and only. The Blue Screen of Death, also known as BSOD, is as much a Windows trademark, as the Start Button, Start Menu, and more recently, the Start Screen. Currently it shows up whenever something goes wrong with the operating system, but in previous versions this blue screen popped up whenever a...

April 4, 1975 was the big day when Bill Gates and Paul Allen officially founded what was to become the Redmond software empire. Today, Microsoft celebrates its 39th anniversary. Microsoft already has history page up on its official website, that highlights its years of existence, and much has been written on the...

All eyes are currently fixed on Windows 8, its upcoming refresh, or how and where the Surface tablets are debuting. But it was 23 years ago that Microsoft launched one of its most important products. Windows 3.0, undoubtedly one of the most important revamps of the Windows platform, launched on May 22,...

A direct comparison may sound odd to you, but then again, not many know the story behind the Windows 3.0 iteration of Microsoft’s line of operating systems. Let’s just say that that version number, released in 1990 had quite a colorful history. The third major release of Windows actually came into being when a bunch...

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This has led to a term called the “skipped” O/S, or an O/S that has not matched the success of both its predecessor...

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This has led to a term called the “skipped” O/S, or an O/S that has not matched the success of both its predecessor...

Today’s the day! November 20 marks the day when Windows 1.0 found its way to the streets. Microsoft rolled out the first version of Windows in 1985. It was the first Microsoft software that provided a multi-tasking graphical interface, as all previous solutions from the company up until that time were text based. The...