Old but gold: 14% of PC users in South Africa still running end-of-life Windows 7 OS

By Staff Writer 4 May 2021

A concern for cybersecurity is that 14% of PC users in South Africa are still using the end-of-life OS Windows 7, which stopped receiving support a year ago. FULL STORY >


Windows 8 adoption rate up, but slower than Windows 7 for September

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 October 2013

Microsoft's latest Windows desktop operating system is gaining in popularity with users but is outpaced in adoption rate by its predecessor. FULL STORY >


Windows 8 overtakes Windows Vista in global OS usage

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 July 2013

Microsoft's latest Windows desktop operating system is now doing service on more computers worldwide than Windows Vista. FULL STORY >


Net Applications reveals latest desktop OS market share

By Hanleigh Daniels 22 January 2013

Net Applications announced the latest global desktop OS usage figures, showing which OS is used most by computer users worldwide. FULL STORY >


Microsoft passes 40 million mark in Windows 8 licences sold

By Hanleigh Daniels 28 November 2012

Microsoft sells over 40 million Windows 8 licences so far and signs up more than 25 million Outlook.com users in around four months. FULL STORY >


Gartner - Windows 8 a must make gamble for Microsoft

By Hanleigh Daniels 25 September 2012

Gartner says Windows 8 and Office 2013 are must take gambles for Microsoft, within a world where mobile devices are becoming the norm. FULL STORY >


Windows 7 overtakes XP as most utilised desktop OS

By Hanleigh Daniels 4 September 2012

Windows 7 overtakes Windows XP to become the most utilised desktop operating system. FULL STORY >


Windows 7 surpasses 600 million mark

By Hanleigh Daniels 7 June 2012

Microsoft announces that it has sold more than 600 million Windows 7 PC operating system licenses. FULL STORY >


Microsoft launches Windows 8 Upgrade offer

By Staff Writer 4 June 2012

Microsoft makes a Windows 8 upgrade offer available for those now buying a Windows 7 machine. FULL STORY >


Windows 7 crosses the 400 million mark

By Hanleigh Daniels 13 July 2011

Sales for Microsoft's Windows 7 OS remain strong with the company keeping to a global sales rate of around seven copies per second. FULL STORY >


PC Medic - April issue

By Hanleigh Daniels 6 April 2011

The PC Medic addresses some questions posed by TechSmart readers. FULL STORY >


Windows 7 SP1 available as public download

By Hanleigh Daniels 23 February 2011

The first service pack for Windows 7- as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 has become available to all users of the operating systems on schedule. FULL STORY >


Vodacom unveils new office mobility package

By Hanleigh Daniels 1 February 2011

Vodacom has revealed a new business solution package, bringing all the mobile office tools together in one deal. FULL STORY >


Tech News Round-up - Smartphone edition

By Hanleigh Daniels 28 January 2011

This week in the Tech News Round-up: More leaked details regarding future BlackBerry devices hit the web, whilst there are now over two billion internet users in the world. FULL STORY >


Gigabyte launches S1080 tablet

By Johan Keyter 10 January 2011

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Gigabyte unveils its newest offering in the increasingly competitive tablet arms race. FULL STORY >

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