Stories by Gregg Keizer

Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe today said as it cited new data from its metrics platform.

Patch halt looms for half of all IE users

With just over four months left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer (IE) other than IE11, nearly half of all IE users are still running a soon-to-be-retired edition, new data released Saturday showed.

Windows 10 commandeers users' upload bandwidth

Microsoft will use its customers' upload bandwidth to deliver Windows 10's updates and apps with a peer-to-peer technology resembling BitTorrent, a fact that has caught some by surprise.

Windows 10's usage share jumps 4x in three days

Microsoft's Windows 10 got off to a roaring start in its first few days, with its initial usage share handily trumping that of the firm's last free upgrade, Windows 8.1, data from a Web analytics vendor showed.

Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

Microsoft customers downloaded 14 million copies of the Windows 10 upgrade on the first day of availability, the company said today.

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said today.

Windows 10 picks up good vibrations, user excitations

Windows 10 is buzz-worthy, Adobe said Wednesday as it cited data from its social media metrics platform that showed positive vibes about the new OS.

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 .iso files, free eval of Enterprise edition

Microsoft yesterday offered customers disk image files to do clean installs of and upgrades to Windows 10, and corporate users a way to try the enterprise-grade edition for 90 days free of charge.

IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Even enterprise IT professionals are taken with Microsoft's free upgrade offer to Windows 10, according to a recently-released poll.

Microsoft starts pre-loading Windows 10 upgrade onto PCs

Microsoft has begun downloading the Windows 10 upgrade to some PCs whose owners had previously "reserved" a copy, hinting that those customers will be among the first to see the upgrade notice on their Windows 7 and 8.1 devices.

Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, according to a content delivery expert.

Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been banging the Windows 10 patch drum almost daily as it prepares for Wednesday's launch.

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10% of its total outlet count, starting Aug. 7.

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.