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KitGuru uses multiple operating systems across a variety of hardware platforms, from Ubuntu and OS X through to Windows Server and Windows 7. Before you buy, read KitGuru’s expert opinions.

Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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Microsoft patch breaks records, again

For the third time in 2010, Microsoft have just issued another massive, jaw dropping slew of security patches. Their December Bulletin Release contains 17 security bulletins which address 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows OS, SharePoint Server, Internet Explorer and Exchange. In October they broke their previous record, issuing 16 …

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Google launch Chrome OS

Google have launched Chrome OS in their continued expansion into other areas of software. Chrome OS is released as a trial program that users can register for online and will eventually be offered preinstalled on a wide range of computers made by global names such as Samsung and Acer. The …

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Windows 7 sales hit 240,000,000 – breaks records

Microsoft have announced that over 240 million copies of Windows 7 have been sold since releasing the operating system over a year ago. This is now officially the fastest selling OS in their history. Vista was never warmly received, although at KitGuru we think some of the uneducated press damaged …

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Mega Microsoft patch list coming Tuesday – 34 fixes

Microsoft have announced a monster list of security software fixes coming this Tuesday. 34 vulnerabilities are being sorted in this months patch list. This patch list has been confirmed by Microsoft in an advanced notification which they posted on their TechNet site. It lists eight of fourteen security bulletins addressed …

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Microsoft patch Windows Shortcut Exploit

Microsoft have released a new patch which is an out of band security update for the Windows Shortcut vulnerability. This out of band patch is important as it locks down a loophole which allowed hackers access to user rights of an affected system by code related to Windows Shortcut Files …

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Windows 7 SP-1 download available for professionals

KitGuru loves Windows 7. There. We’ve said it. We have big love for the Snow Leopard, but there’s still plenty of room in our hearts for Bill Gate’s latest incarnation. So how much better can it get? KitGuru receives flash-traffic from Microsoft’s Technet, authenticates, inserts twin brass keys and prepares …

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Windows 7 SP1 Public beta available

KitGuru reported a few weeks ago that a public beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was coming soon. Microsoft have delivered on time and you can now get the public beta for yourself. “As Gavriella Schuster and I have mentioned in previous blogs, SP1 for Windows 7 does …

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Windows XP SP2 32 bit support stops tomorrow

With all the nVidia GTX460 excitement today it would be easy to forget that Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is no longer being supported by updates from tomorrow. Yes, in case you missed it, Microsoft stop support for XP SP2 tomorrow, the six year old edition of the operating …

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