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Hate Windows 8? Microsoft replacing it with Windows 9


Windows 8 is a big attempt designed by Microsoft that runs well in all PC?s and tablet. Many users feel very easy to use their apps very well and in a better way in windows 8. However, not many users were comfortable with its features, they found this upgraded version bit complex and till date XP has been considered the most favourite version of Windows. Each time, when Microsoft brings out something with newer features, the complexity and user adaptability to it also matters on its success.

At present Microsoft is planning to bring out Threshold which is officially called Windows 9 which will be launched in April 2015. At this point, it looks like we will have to wait a while to see what the new OS actually looks like or get our hands on a developer preview. The Microsoft is trying to include things which they missed out in Windows and make it more user-friendly.

The Windows 9 is trying to bring back the Start option that was more useful for many users of windows. Windows 9 is also expected to feature Metro 2.0 ? some kind of maturation of the current Metro design language that dominates the Windows 8 Start Screen and apps.


5 Tips to Defend Against Viruses and Worms


As we expose ourselves more and more in the Internet through our online presence we become more vulnerable to pc attacks by viruses and worms which are malicious programs that shall infect our pc and steal our personal information and thereby enabling hackers to tune it for their unethical purposes. At times, these may even eat up our secured and important information of high value.

The top 5 Tips to Defend against Viruses and Worms and thus protect your pc are

1) Installation of most recommended anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-phishing software in your pc and if you find them costly at least go for the free version of them.
2) Enabling firewall and secure browsing in pc and networks in which the pc is connected.
3) Prevent too much of downloading of files, especially pirated ones from file sharing sites which are the hub of viruses and worms.
4) Take a backup of your important files and format your hard drive once in a while, also keep your anti-virus software updated.
5) Clear your browser cookies and cache memory after every browsing period. Whenever there is a possibility for secured browsing of a site, go for it. Check every file or attachment for viruses before downloading, copying from other devices and before sharing them.