Microsoft reneges on update policy for pushing out the patch for unsupported Windows XP and Windows 8 to help in protecting against ransomware attack. The outbreak for Friday’s ransomware, which was used recently revealed weaknesses in Microsoft Windows operating system for spreading further and faster than ever before, has caused the Redmond-based developer for breaking its own rules on software maintenance.
What is the surface Laptop?
Microsoft pitches the laptop worth $999 as an Apple MacBook challenger, with improved battery life and enhanced performance. Laptop also helps in dissuading students and schools by switching from mid to high-end PCs. Laptop uses utilizes Windows 10 S, which is a locked down OS version that it will only run the apps which are installed through Windows Store. Microsoft is also targeting fast boot times for Windows 10 S, so no more than 15 seconds for initial log in and for every single attempt within five seconds. When it was launched, Surface Laptop was shown sleeping and waking along with the lid being closed or opened. One major drawback of Windows Store Lock is that store is still missing many desktop releases of Windows.
Have you ever asked yourself that why do you lock your home when you go out for shopping? Answer is you need the sense of security that it will be secured this way. Same goes for your computer, you need the sense of being secured that all your files and documents are safe and won’t be a victim of any virus attack. The threat is even higher nowadays by virtue of living in the information age. But if you have installed modern operating system, chances are that it would have an embedded firewall. Don’t get confused with the word firewall as there is no actual fire involved. It’s a mechanism to protect any device attached to the computer from any kind of viruses and malwares that exists on internet. Most of the modern devices have a firewall but it would not be as effective as an application purposely designed to serve as a firewall.