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.”

BetaNews: Developer launches new version of Windows 95 that runs under Windows 10, macOS and Linux

BetaNews: Developer launches new version of Windows 95 that runs under Windows 10, macOS and Linux. “Who doesn’t feel a little nostalgic from time to time? Progress is great, but sometimes it’s nice to look back at how things used to be — even if it’s only to laugh at how different and primitive things used to be. The world of computing is no different in this regard. Last year, developer Felix Rieseberg released Windows 95 as an Electron app to let 90s computer users relive their younger years. Now he’s back with a second version of the Windows 95 app, and it’s even better than ever — gaming classics such as Doom and Wolfenstein3D are now included, for starters!”

ZDNet: Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December

ZDNet: Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December. “In December 2018, a security researcher going by the name of SandboxEscaper published details and proof-of-concept (PoC) demo code for two Windows zero-days. Today, cyber-security firm Acros Security published a temporary patch for the second zero-day, a patch that protects Windows systems against any exploitation attempts.”

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.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 has a built-in free screen recorder that you might not know about

BetaNews: Windows 10 has a built-in free screen recorder that you might not know about. “You’ve very probably been using Windows 10 for a long time now, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve discovered everything it has to offer. The operating system is packed with features, but there are some that are hidden away to the extent that they could be considered secrets. One such gem is the screen recording tool.”

Neowin: Microsoft rolls out updates to all supported versions of Windows 10 – here’s what’s new

Neowin: Microsoft rolls out updates to all supported versions of Windows 10 – here’s what’s new . “We’re just getting into the new year, but it’s already the second Tuesday of January, which means it’s time for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates. All supported versions of Windows 10 – which excludes version 1511 – are getting cumulative updates today, bringing a host of fixes after a small break for the holidays.”