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Running Windows on ARM? Now you’ll need Windows 11 for x64 app emulation

One of the challenges Microsoft faced when bringing Windows to computers with ARM processors was that many Windows applications were designed for x86 chips like the ones Intel and AMD product. So Windows on ARM has an emulation feature that uses software to get x86 apps to run on ARM. When Windows 10 on ARM […]

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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big gains in performance and efficiency, whether you’re running apps designed to run natively on ARM or apps that were originally made for Macs with Intel chips.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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Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows on ARM

Windows on ARM was supposed to deliver the best of the both worlds: the low power consumption, long battery life, and always-connected capabilities that come with ARM-based chips, and compatibility with millions of Windows applications. In practice, it’s been more of a mixed bag. Not all Windows applications have been compatible, and performance hasn’t always […]

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The Surface Duo’s unlockable bootloader could make it a hacker-friendly phone

The Microsoft Surface Duo is now available for pre-order for $1400 and up, and while that’s a steep price to pay for a phone with mediocre specs, there are number of things that make the Surface Duo an interesting phone. It’s Microsoft’s first phone since the company gave up on Windows Mobile. The Android-powered phone […]

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Lilbits 400: Google’s problematic auto-policing of the Play Store and Chrome Web Store

Google has a long history of using computers to do thing that… quite honestly could probably be done better by humans. But it’s easier to scale an algorithm than it is to hire more people. And that leads to situations where an algorithm makes an obviously wrong decision that stays in place until a human […]

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Hackers are bringing Windows 10 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and other Snapdragon 835 phones)

Windows 10 is the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system that’s designed to run on devices with either x86 or ARM processors. But the ARM version is designed for tablets and notebooks rather than smartphones. That hasn’t stopped developers from porting Windows 10 on ARM to run on phones though. Last year developers figured […]

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MobileShell makes Windows on ARM more smartphone-friendly

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, Microsoft doesn’t officially make a smartphone operating system anymore. But the company does have a version of Windows 10 designed for tablets and laptops with ARM-based processors… and hackers have been finding ways to make it run on smartphones for the past year or so. But while it’s gotten […]

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Mozilla released Firefox beta for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft recently announced that it was working with Google to port Chromium to run natively on ARM64 architecture, which means that in addition to the Microsoft Edge web browser, we could see Google Chrome and other related browsers running on Windows 10 Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But it looks like Mozilla got there first […]

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Sure, why not run Windows 10 on a Nintendo Switch?

Over the past few months we’ve seen developers port Windows 10 to run on smartphones and Raspberry Pi computers. So what’s next? The Nintendo Switch, apparently. Over the weekend, Ben Imbushuo posted a couple of pictures to Twitter showing the progress he’s made getting Microsoft’s desktop operating system to run on Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/living room […]