We are pleased to introduce a new weekly digest entirely devoted to news about OS Windows. Today is the first issue of our digest so here we go!
Microsoft announced that they have sold over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 through its various partners. “Sales are ramping well as our reputation is growing for offering users a unique experience and are in line with our expectations – especially when compared to other new platform introductions. With a new platform you have to look at a couple of things, first of all customer satisfaction. As I mentioned before, we’ve seen great response on the complete mobile phone experience.”, – said Achim Berg, Microsoft Vice President for mobile communications business and marketing group.
Security firm Vupen has discovered new hole in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. The flaw allows remote attackers to take complete control of a vulnerable system. The issue is caused by a use-after-free error within the mshtml.dll library when processing webpages featuring CSS that use “@import” rules. Attacks can exploit the flaw by executing arbitary code via a specially crafted web page. The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows XP SP3. Internet Explorer 6 and 7 are also affected on Windows XP SP3.
Financial analysis firm Trefis has reported that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is now the most valuable software franchise in the world. Windows, now valued at $110 billion, has surpassed IBM’s Middleware ($107 billion).
The University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory has certified Windows 7 as IPv6 Ready, which confirms via third-party testing that the IPv6 protocol in Windows 7 complies with interoperability and conformance tests defined by the IPv6 Ready Logo committee.