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Lilbits: Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines without TPM, Mozilla VPN picks up new features, and more

You don’t need a particularly powerful computer to run Windows 11. But you do need one with a relatively recent processor featuring a Trusted Platform Module because Microsoft is making TPM one of the minimum system requirements for security purposes. Until recently one way to get around that was by installing Windows 11 Preview builds […]

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Mighty is a web browser that’s… hosted in the cloud.

As the internet has become increasingly integrated into everyday life, the web browser has become one of the most important apps that runs on most computers, allowing you to stream video, play games, do online banking and accounting, edit documents, make video calls, and much more. But as we ask browsers to do more and […]

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Parallels Desktop now lets you run Windows on Macs with Intel or M1 chips

When Apple launched the first Macs with ARM processors, the company managed to deliver big gains in performance and efficiency, whether you’re running apps designed to run natively on ARM or apps that were originally made for Macs with Intel chips. But there were some things you couldn’t do. You couldn’t install Windows on a […]

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Shadow slashes game streaming price to $12 per month (rent a gaming PC in the cloud)

Shadow is one of the more unusual players in the game streaming space. Rather than charging you for the games you want to stream over the internet, Shadow charges you a monthly fee to basically rent a virtual gaming PC hosted in the cloud. That means you can buy and install just about any game […]

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VirtualBox 6.0 released with improved graphics and hardware support

VirtualBox is a free and open source, cross-platform virtualization utility that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems. Install VirtualBox on your computer and you can use it to run an operating system-within an operating system. For example, I often use it to test Linux distributions on my Windows 10 computer without rebooting. […]

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Windows Sandbox will make running untrusted apps safer

Microsoft is introducing a new Windows 10 feature that could make it a little safer to run random programs you download from the internet. It’s called Windows Sandbox, and basically a virtual machine that lets you run applications without worrying that they’ll make changes to your core operating system files. It’s expected to be included […]

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Microsoft InPrivate Desktop feature to let you run untrusted apps in a secure, sandboxed environment

Most modern web browsers have a private browsing mode that lets you surf the web without saving any data to your history making it safe to look for birthday presents or… other things in privacy. Google calls the feature incognito mode. Mozilla calls it Private browsing. And in Microsoft’s Edge web browser, it’s called InPrivate […]

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HP kills its virtualization tool for using Win32 apps on Windows Mobile

The HP Elite x3 is one of the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile devices released to date, for what it’s worth. But while the phone has an operating system called Windows and supports Continuum, which gives you a desktop-like environment when you connect an external display, it doesn’t have native support for Windows applications developed […]

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VirtualBox 5.0 lets you drag and drop files between host, guest OS

VirtualBox is a free and open source virtualization utility that lets you run one operating system from within another. For example, you can create a virtual machine on a Windows computer and use it to install Linux Mint… or vice versa. The software is developed by Oracle, which released version 5.0 earlier this month. There […]

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Run Windows apps in the cloud with Chrome OS, VMWare

Google and VMware are taking steps to position Chromebooks and Chrome OS desktops as thin client PCs that let users run Windows apps from anywhere. The companies make the case that businesses can cut down on IT expenses this way while offering users the ability to run desktop apps as if they were web apps. […]