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Microsoft updated Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, but not everything went smoothly

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Microsoft has released a large collection of cumulative updates as part of the traditional monthly Patch Tuesday for the Windows operating system. Updates are available for the latest Windows 11, Windows 10, and even veterans like Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

This is the second Tuesday update released for Windows 11, which debuted in October. KB5007215 is intended to fix performance issues in PCs with AMD processors, File Explorer, memory leaks, search and inability to rename files, and stuttering sound. and refusal to start Office applications. In addition, a fresh security update is provided.

Update for Windows 10 under the number KB5007186 is available for OS versions 2004 (last year’s May update), 20H2 (last year’s November update) and 21H1 (fresh May update). In addition to security fixes, the update solves problems with the rendering of some interface elements. However, KB5007186 already has a long list of known issues. In particular, the update may bring new printing problems.

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 were not ignored either. For these operating systems, Microsoft solves the next printing problems.

Support for Windows 8.1 will continue until early 2023, but free support for Windows 7 is no longer available. Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system a year and a half ago – January 14, 2020. However, for corporate users, Microsoft offers paid extended support for Windows 7. They can receive security updates through the Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Updates) program until January 2023. In 2021, the price of this service has risen to $ 50 per computer, and in 2022 it will rise to $ 100 per computer.

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Windows 11 introduces third-party widgets

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Windows 11 introduces third party widgets

Microsoft has released a new test build of the Windows 11 operating system in the Developer (Dev) channel.

Windows 11 introduces third-party widgets

The assembly is available to members of the Windows Insiders program. The main new feature in build 25217 is the long-awaited support for third-party widgets.

Windows Insiders can now start developing and testing widgets for their apps. Widgets can be added to the widget board, which is currently only populated with web content offered by Microsoft.

Because this is a preview, developers are not yet able to submit widget-enabled apps to the Microsoft Store. Accordingly, users cannot simply find applications with widgets right now.

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Elon Musk accused Twitter of recklessness: the company intends to continue to sue

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Elon Musk accused Twitter of recklessness the company intends to

Billionaire Elon Musk, who plans to acquire Twitter, accused the social network’s executives of reckless actions that jeopardize the completion of the deal.

Musk’s advisers sent a notice on Twitter that the entrepreneur intends to complete the deal on the terms stipulated in the agreement dated April 25, 2022. Musk’s lawyers are pushing for the deal to be canceled in Delaware court, scheduled for October 17, in order to raise the necessary funding without hindrance and complete it as early as October 28.

Surprisingly, they (Twitter) are insisting on continuing this lawsuit, recklessly putting the deal at risk and putting the interests of their shareholders at risk.

Elon Musk accused Twitter of recklessness: the company intends to continue to sue

In April, Musk offered $44 billion for Twitter, but then demanded to check the company’s data that the number of fake accounts used, among other things, to send spam, did not exceed 5%. According to Musk, the social network underestimated the number of such accounts, and also did not provide sufficient information when requested. He was also dissatisfied with the personnel policy of the company. Later, on July 8, Musk notified Twitter that he was refusing to buy it. The social network filed a lawsuit against the businessman in a Delaware court.

The other day, Elon Musk said that the purchase of Twitter is “an accelerator for creating X, an application for everything.” The service may be very similar to WeChat, the Chinese super app that the billionaire openly admired and grew out of a mini-internet messaging service with a billion user base.

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Pavel Durov’s statement about the danger of WhatsApp called the head of the analytical center Zecurion a fight with a competitor

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Pavel Durovs statement about the danger of WhatsApp called the

The head of the Zecurion analytical center, Vladimir Ulyanov, said that the words of Telegram founder Pavel Durov about the dangers of using WhatsApp are PR for his messenger, and also added that such statements should be treated with a certain degree of skepticism.

Any programs that we use, both for ordinary users and corporate ones, are all vulnerable in one way or another. If now we do not know about the existence of any vulnerabilities, this does not mean that they do not exist at all.

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Pavel Durov's statement about the danger of WhatsApp called the head of the analytical center Zecurion a fight with a competitor

Vladimir Ulyanov said that messenger vulnerabilities always have a human factor, and their detection is a matter of time.

You should not assume that there is one messenger that is absolutely unique in terms of device and security, and the other is full of holes and bad, and you should not use it. No, this statement is rather made within the framework of competition.

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The head of the Zecurion analytical center also noted that in any application there are settings that allow you to increase its security level. He reminded that you should not follow dubious links sent from an unknown addressee.

Earlier, Pavel Durov said that WhatsApp has been a surveillance tool for 13 years.

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