After Google went public with a Microsoft Windows flaw just days before Redmond issued the fix, it’s not surprising that January’s Patch Tuesday is hyper-focused on the flagship operating system.
Mainstream support for Microsoft's most widely used version of Windows -- Windows 7 -- has ended. But there's no need for Windows 7 users to panic or to jump unwillingly to Windows 8.1.
Google knows that Microsoft always releases security fixes on the second Tuesday of each month. This month, Google revealed a Windows zero-day flaw just days before the fix -- and Microsoft is not happy.
Instead of Internet Explorer 12, the next browser from Microsoft might be a more lightweight, Chrome-like and Firefox-like browser currently in development under the codename "Spartan."
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