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Windows 10 will receive an Anniversary Update with Linux support, Xbox One compatibility, and more

Update: An earlier version of this post implied that games would be among the Universal Windows applications that would run on either the Xbox One or PC. This is incorrect, the new capability refers to applications, not game titles. Microsoft’s ...

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Latest Windows 10 update erases Word customizations, can break Edge, Outlook, File Explorer

Share This article Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 cumulative update, KB 3124200, dropped last week, but clearly needed more time to bake. While initial reports suggested that the update would fix some issues with WiFi connections dropping out, the latest cumulative ...

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SteamOS, Ubuntu, or Windows 10: Which is fastest for gaming?

Share This article For years, game support on Linux has seriously lagged behind Windows, to the point that the OS was basically a non-option for anyone who wanted to game on a PC. In recent years, that’s begun to change, ...

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Microsoft updates Windows 10: adds features, addresses clean install license nightmare

Share This article Microsoft has released Build 10565 to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. It is chock full of new features, but the most-important may be an improved system for licensing a new install on a Windows 7 or ...

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Microsoft kills patch notes, will no longer explain most Windows 10 updates

Share This article When Microsoft debuted Windows 10, it began offering significantly less information about KB updates in any given package. Instead of getting a clickable link that provided more than a bare sentence of information, users have to manually ...

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Windows 10 coming to Xbox One in November with new UI

Share This article Microsoft announced at Gamescom today that the Xbox One’s Windows 10 rollout will take place in November. We’ve known that the upgrade was coming for a while, alongside DirectX 12 support, but Microsoft had previously declined to ...

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Mozilla blasts Microsoft for overriding user choice in Windows 10

Share This article Windows 10 dropped this week with a promise of a free upgrade for anyone using Windows 7 or 8, but it turns out there’s a fly in that ointment. If you previously used Chrome or Firefox as ...

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Demystifying DirectX 12 support in Windows 10: What AMD, Intel, and Nvidia do and don’t deliver

Share This article Now that Windows 10 is finally shipping, the question of DirectX compatibility is going to move from a marketing bullet point to a tangible issue for users. For more than a year, AMD and Nvidia have been ...

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Windows 10 no longer launching on July 29 for vast majority of people

Share This article When AMD accidentally leaked that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 this summer, it surprised a number of people. Even at the time, midsummer was near enough to seem unlikely, particularly given how badly Redmond bungled Windows 8. ...

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ExtremeTalk: Windows 10 is coming — what will it take for you to upgrade?

Share This article As Windows 10’s release date rolls steadily onward, Microsoft has been clarifying some of the concerns and issues that users have been asking. We now know that the free upgrade offer that arrives with the operating system ...

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