Neowin: Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser now available for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

Neowin: Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser now available for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. “Microsoft first started offering public previews of its new Chromium-based Edge browser over two months ago. At the time, it was for AMD64 Windows 10 PCs only, but since then, it’s expanded to x86 Windows 10 PCs, and to macOS. Today though, the firm announced that you can now test out the browser on older versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.”

Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1. “Today is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases updates for all supported versions of Windows. While that means that all but one version of Windows 10 got cumulative updates, older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get updates as well. If you’re still on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll get KB4503292 as this month’s rollup.”

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free

Make Tech Easier: How You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free. “Remember that carrot Microsoft dangled years ago to get people to switch over from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, when it was offering free upgrades for a limited time? While that exact offer is now gone, there are still a few fun workarounds to get Windows 10 for free if you’re currently running on an older version. Here we’ll show how to get Windows 10 for free.”

BetaNews: Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that’s being actively exploited

BetaNews: Google recommends upgrading to Windows 10 to avoid unpatched Windows 7 zero-day that’s being actively exploited. “Google is warning users of Windows 7 that they are at risk from a privilege escalation zero-day bug — and the advice is to upgrade to Windows 10 as there is no patch currently available for the actively exploited vulnerability. The problem stems from two vulnerabilities being exploited in combination — one in Chrome, and one in Windows.”

Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. “It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for Patch Tuesday updates. As usual, today’s cumulative updates are heading out to all supported versions of Windows. These include Windows 10 and all older versions of Windows that are still supported. That list includes Windows 7 and its corresponding server version, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2, and the original Windows Server 2012.”

ZDNet: How to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

ZDNet: How to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint . “I actually sort of, kind of like Windows 10. Yes. Really. Well, I did when it first came out. My affection for it waned with every Windows 10 failed update. Take the infamous Windows 10 October 2018 Update, aka version 1809. When it first came out it deleted user files, would sometime fail at unzipping compressed files, and could fail while opening files on networked drives. Quality assurance? What’s that? It’s only now, three months later, that Windows 10 October 2018 is finally being automatically rolled out to users. So, maybe Windows 10 isn’t really what you want to ‘upgrade’ to right now. In that case, I have another suggestion: Linux Mint.”