Worldwide PC shipments grow for first time in six years in 2Q18
The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2% in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4%.
Traditional PC market in Asia/Pacific declines by 5.5% in 2016: IDC
Traditional PC shipments in Asia/Pacific (including Japan) totalled 101.8 million units in 2016, accounting for a 5.5% y-o-y decrease – a softer contraction from the 7.7% y-o-y drop in 2015.
Windows 7 gets a cumulative update – finally
Update rolls up all patches released so far Effectively Service Pack 2 in all but name MICROSOFT released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 in 2011. And since then, users had to download and install individual patches. And there was no second service pack in sight – until now.
The Windows 7 start menu lives on with Start10
Stardock has launched Start10, which brings back the familiar Windows 7 start menu to the Windows 10 desktop. Keith Liu finds out if it's worth the US$5 asking price.
Windows 8 upgrade offer, plus special deal for SMBs
Microsoft has announced the availability of the Windows Upgrade Offer for consumers purchasing a new Windows 7 PC, where they have the option to purchase a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of US$14.99. In Malaysia, the company also announced that SMB customers who upgrade to Windows 7 on Open License with Software Assurance will enjoy a 30% discount.