Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser preview now available for Windows 7 and up

Microsoft is designing a new version of its Edge web browser based on Google’s Chromium. Two months ago Microsoft released the first preview of the new browser, but it was only available for Windows 10 at the time. Now you can download Microsoft Edge preview builds and run them on Windows 7, Windows 8, or […]

Future versions of Microsoft Edge web browser will be based on Google Chromium

There was a time when government regulators took action against Microsoft for bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows, giving the browser an unfair advantage over the competition. These days Microsoft has a hard time convincing users to use its web browser to do anything more than download Firefox or Chrome. So after switching […]

Latest Windows 10 preview handles DPI changes without a reboot, reads PDFs aloud to you (in Edge web browser)

Microsoft’s latest preview build of Windows 10 for PCs includes new features for the Edge web browser, improved handling of DPI scaling changes, and support for Emoji 5.0 in the Emoji keyboard, along with a bunch of other feature tweaks, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237 is now available for […]

You can’t change default browser, search engine on Windows 10 S

Windows 10 S is easy to dismiss as a stripped-down version of Windows 10 since it can only run apps downloaded from the Windows Store. But it actually has a bunch of enterprise-friendly features that Windows 10 Home lacks, including Bitlocker encryption, Azure AD domain join, and Windows Update for Business support. Previously you would […]

What’s new in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Microsoft is beginning to push out the biggest update to Windows 10 since the operating system launched last summer. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a free update for anyone running Windows 10, and if you buy a new Windows 10 PC in the future, it’ll probably have the Anniversary Update pre-installed. While the update begins […]

Latest Windows preview removes Wi-Fi Sense network sharing, offers Edge browser improvments

Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program, and it includes several updates affecting the Microsoft Edge web browser, improved support for Ubuntu on Windows, and a few other tweaks. But one of the most notable changes is something that’s not in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342: […]

Microsoft Edge browser may get a built-in ad blocker [Update: nope]

Web browser maker Opera made headlines when the company announced that it’s working on a version of its desktop web browser with a built-in ad blocker. The feature just graduated from Opera’s developer channel to the beta channel, and should be available for all users when the final version of Opera 37 launches soon. But […]