Windows 10 Specially Designed Hardware Might Not Let You Use Another OS

23 Mar 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Microsoft to make Windows 10 upgrade free, but not with pirated copy.

Now, the bad news: those with pirated copies of Windows who upgrade to Windows 10 may not be able to get other updates as their devices will still be considered non-genuine. “With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license…They’re so determined to make a clean break with the past, in fact, that they’ve made an unprecedented offer of free Windows 10 upgrades for anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

New details revealed about requirements that hardware systems need to comply with to get the “Designed for Windows 10” label suggest that they might be restricted to functioning only on Microsoft’s operating system.SEATTLE — Microsoft officials, from Chief Executive Satya Nadella on down, have repeated the mantra that Windows 10 will bring a “more personal” computing experience.RBI has come out with a circular announcing that they have now removed requirement of Additional Factor of Authentication for small value card present transactions.

This concern comes from a recent hardware conference in China, where Microsoft announced that hardware manufacturers that want to get a “Designed for Window 10” logo will no longer be required to make the Secure Boot feature optional, as was the case with Windows 8. The new biometric scanning capability, dubbed Windows Hello, will work on any Windows 10 smartphone, tablet or personal computer that features the combination of hardware to support it. We know the arrival period of the new Windows and have also heard Microsoft announced some pretty interesting Windows offer, but it looks like Microsoft has more under their sleeve.

Meanwhile, Ars Technica said Windows 10 signals a new way of doing business for Microsoft, which charges via subscriptions instead of up-front licenses. “For this new modus operandi to be successful, it’s very important that Microsoft gets everyone onto the same common platform – Windows 10 – rather than a bunch of fractured, older operating systems. UEFI Secure Boot is a feature designed to protect the computer’s boot process against any possible type of malware that may interfere at that level; but in order for it to work, it verifies cryptographic signatures of software components and files necessitated to boot. That prompted Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global vice president, to take to his Google+ account to defend the Microsoft arrangement, repeating that the Microsoft-led program is “experimental” and does not suggest Xiaomi’s interest in Android is waning in favour of Windows. With Windows Hello, Microsoft is joining the roster of companies, including rival Apple, that are rolling out technology to make typed passwords redundant. In his Google+ post, Barra, addressed the rumours surrounding the deal, reiterating that “Xiaomi continues to fully embrace the Android ecosystem through our MIUI software platform and we’re moving ahead full steam building many exciting new Android-based features and services.” Microsoft is working on a build of Windows 10 specifically for Mi 4 devices.

Such is the ripple effect of rising smartphone and phablet sales, that it is now directly threatening tablet sales and severely affecting personal computer market all over the world. On the other hand, PC World said Microsoft could be trying to get Windows 10 a healthy installed base “to build up an ecosystem of modern apps and services.” “This is a difficult line to walk, as pirates could eye Microsoft’s upgrade offer with suspicion, and may prefer to stay off the grid,” it said. Nadella hinted at the biometric capability during Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting in December, after a woman in the audience asked the assembled executives when the company would roll out tighter security that “that has fingerprint, eye, some kind of identity where we do not have to use 20 million passwords?” Nadella said he was optimistic that image recognition would help fix the password theft problem. “That’s something that as we disclose and talk more about Windows 10 you will hear more about it,” he said then.

A team of Chinese researchers from Research Center of Materials Science situated at the Beijing Institute of Technology have created a material from raw Silk, which can replace graphite in present day Lithium Ion batteries. Despite being the reigning crown of smartphone market in terms of brand loyalty, revenues and sales, $700 billion worth Apple has decided to openly poach Android users with incentives and gifts if they decide to switch. Pune comes at #2, beating both Mumbai and New Delhi according to Mercer Report 368 year old Taj Mahal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 wonders of the world is also the most popular destination for online Google Street View tourists.

Facebook removed 5832 pieces of content posted by Indian users – In comparison, United States had none, United Kingdom had 3, Germany had 60 and France had 13 pieces of content removed. They have introduced a new age based rating system, which is being enforced across all applications, failure to which may result in your app being removed from the Playstore.

Xiaomi, the Chinese handset company which has taken the world by storm as they became world’s 3rd largest handset vendor is now the number 1 vendor for selling 4G handsets in India. Here’s our complete exchange on the subject: The first impression from Myerson’s remarks was that Microsoft was essentially offering an amnesty program, as the company “re-engages” with pirates worldwide. Lufthansa, TiE and ET Now have once again collaborated to create #RunwaytoSuccess to discover, mentor and reward India’s most daring entrepreneurs and push them forward to reach new heights of success.

Seed accelerator 500 Startups have decided to refuel Startwallah, which was their Indian operation and are currently infusing Rs 120 crore ($20 million) to make it fully operational. In what should be music to ears for Indian startups, SEBI plans to make changes in the rules that could make it easy for Indian startups to take IPO route to raise funds. As per the recent IAMAI report on the state of Indian ecommerce industry, it was revealed that with 61% share, travel industry is still the biggest segment.

Those upgrades are available only through volume licensing programs, and only VL customers who pay for the Software Assurance benefit will get the Windows 10 upgrade. Magic Leap, the Google backed, Virtual reality company has finally unveiled what they are working on – they have released a video of that is sure to blow your mind. Not once, but twice, it refers to “the consumer free upgrade offer.” That word consumer, which was nowhere to be found in the January announcement, has a very specific meaning when it refers to Microsoft’s desktop operating systems. Google India Director for Ecommerce and Online has recently made a startling revelation: Indian fashion market is all set to cross Rs 2 lakh crore mark by the time 2020 ends. Consumer editions, such as Windows 7 Home Premium, are distinct from business editions, which cost more and have the word Professional, Pro, Business, or Enterprise as part of the name.

Even after stringent measures enforced by Indian Government, hackers across the world have managed to hack over 155 Government websites which generally reside on GOV.IN and NIC.IN domains. And they want to offer a friction-free upgrade experience via Windows Update, which will benefit them by getting their entire customer base (or a very large chunk of it) on the most recent release.

But now the lawyers are busy adding exceptions, including the right to drag you into court if they think you’ve violated their licensing terms. (And make no mistake about it, Microsoft regularly drags people into court for installing Windows without paying for it.) Why do many boards leave IT security primarily to security technicians, and why can’t techies convince their boards to spend scarce cash on protecting stakeholder information? If that’s the goal, then why not just say, “If you own a PC today, you can install Windows 10 for free.” Call it a one-time amnesty, if necessary, but get past it.

The introductory upgrade prices for Vista’s successor, Windows 7, were described as a “screaming deal” at $50 and $100 for the Home Premium and Pro editions, respectively. We don’t know how much Microsoft is charging for the standard edition of Windows 8.1 on more conventional PC form factors, but it’s a very good bet that that price tag is a fraction of what it was just a few years ago. If Microsoft is serious about moving to a business model where Windows versions don’t matter and the bulk of its revenue comes from services like Skype and Office 365 and Azure, why this last desperate bit of clinging to an outmoded business model?

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