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Windows 10X spotted running on a MacBook with M1 chip and Lumia smartphone

January 20, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10X was recently leaked in the form of what’s apparently a near-final build, and enterprising developers have already got that version of Microsoft’s lightweight OS running on a MacBook (with M1 chip) and a Lumia smartphone, as well as […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

For Microsoft’s January patches, no all-clear (yet)

January 18, 2021

Via: Computerworld

I’m not ready to give an all-clear to the security patches released Jan. 12, and I want to warn you about one specific update that is affecting HyperV servers and some consumer level workstations. KB4535680, also known as Security update […]


Application Software, Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

Windows 10 update kills off one useful feature, but improves many more

January 18, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, killing off the Aero Shake feature that some people – but not enough, it seems – found very useful. Aero Shake allowed you to click a window and shake it with […]


Operating systems, Windows

This Windows 10 bug can corrupt your hard drive just by opening a folder

January 15, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Be careful. A particularly “nasty” Windows 10 bug can potentially corrupt your hard drive just by looking in a folder. An attacker can embed and specially crafted string in a shortcut or folder that instantly corrupts the MFT. It can […]


Operating systems, Windows

A leaked build of Windows 10X shows what to expect from Microsoft’s Chrome OS clone

January 14, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft’s initial plans for Windows 10X were derailed and then shifted last year, but the company is getting close to delivering a version for single-screen devices. A leaked build of the upcoming operating system shows a striking similarity to Google’s […]


Operating systems, Windows

Not another Windows interface!

January 12, 2021

Via: Computerworld

I’m a lucky guy. I can pick up new operating systems and desktop interfaces at the drop of a hat. But, over the years of learning how to make IBM 3270, CP/M-80, and Windows 1.0 to 10 jump through hoops, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft adds ‘news and interests’ feature to Windows 10 taskbar in latest Insider test release

January 6, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is starting to test a potential new Windows 10 feature called “News and Interests” in the Windows 10 Insider Dev Channel. The feed of news, weather and other information can be personalized and, more importantly, completely turned off for […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft hints at coming “sweeping visual rejuvenation” of Windows 10

January 4, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

We’ve been hearing rumors for a while now about a significant visual refresh planned for Windows 10 in 2021 under the codename “Sun Valley.” Those rumors gained some extra steam this morning, when Windows Latest reporter Mayank Parmar spotted a […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 7: A year after the end-of-support deadline, millions choose not to upgrade

December 30, 2020

Via: ZDnet

With a heartfelt nod to Monty Python, Windows 7 would like you all to know that it’s not dead yet. A year after Microsoft officially ended support for its long-running OS, a small but determined population of PC users would […]


Operating systems, Windows

The end-of-the-year patching all-clear

December 28, 2020

Via: Computerworld

It’s that time of the month to give the final 2020 all-clear for installing updates. Microsoft has already fixed the issue with KB4592438 for Windows 10 20H2 and 2004, where if you were lucky, or rather, unlucky enough to perform […]