Archive | October, 2012

Ballmer: Demand for Windows 8 exceeding Windows 7

Speaking at an event to launch Windows Phone 8, a new operating system for smartphones, Ballmer said the new computer operating system was greeted with enthusiasm at its launch on Friday. “We’re seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7, which is gratifying,” he said. “We’re seeing retailers here in the United States and hardware […]

White House Confirms Chinese Cyberattack

“White House sources partly confirmed that U.S. government computers — reportedly including systems used by the military for nuclear commands — were breached by Chinese hackers. From the article: ‘The attempted hack used “spear phishing,” in which an attacker sends an email to a specific target that uses familiar phrases in hopes that the recipient will […]