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Gartner analyst: Businesses don't want annual Windows updates

At the crux of the matter is how the Windows desktop "is not changing much" in spite of the faster release cadence that started with Windows 8.

More than 2M downloads of Windows 8.1 RTM in 24 hours

There have been more than 2 million downloads of Windows 8.1 RTM, or Released to Manufacturing, in the first 24 hours that it was made available to professionals and developers.

Spotlight: DisplayFusion 5.1 improves on Windows 8.1 compatibility

Multi-monitor fans will be interested to know that DisplayFusion 5.1 has been launched earlier this week. 

Windows XP patches available after April 2014--for a price

Microsoft won't just stop making security patches for Windows XP altogether come April 2014, reports Computerworld. Though delivery of these updates will cease for the general public, companies that sign up for a "Custom Support" contract designed for large customers still using Windows XP--for whatever reasons--will still be able to receive them.

Spotlight: Parallels Access

Designed for the Apple iPad, Parallels Access is a simple and secure way to access full-featured Windows and Mac desktop apps on a tablet. 

Android is the new Windows for malware writers

More malware is targeting Android devices, and its looking more like Windows malware than just a mobile app.

Surge in hacker activities expected when Windows XP is retired

Businesses that are still using Windows XP could face a surge in hacker activities after Microsoft stops patching it in April 2014. So thinks Jason Fossen, a trainer for SANS.

Microsoft releases preview of Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Microsoft on Tuesday released a preview of Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which builds on Windows 8.1 Preview by adding features that pertain to mobility, security, management and virtualization.

A closer look at Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Virtual machine technology continues to improve and evolve to meet the needs of businesses. Even if you are not looking into deploying Hyper-V in your enterprise, the substantial improvements incorporated into Hyper-V 3.0 put the pressure on competing offerings--and help bring prices down.

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 will be like your C Drive

SkyDrive will be getting a radical overhaul in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, and using it will be "as easy as saving to your hard drive." Or so says Mona Akmal, group program manager for SkyDrive, in a new blog entry.