Microsoft Edge is dead, long live Microsoft Edge Chromium (and other Windows 10 features killed off in the May 2020 Update)

Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 version 2004 this week, also known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. And while there are a bunch of new features, Microsoft is also killing off a bunch of older features. The company has posted a list of Windows 10 features and functionality that have been removed from […]

Lilbits 403: Microsoft release GW-Basic source code, hackers get an early crack at iOS 14

Microsoft’s GW-BASIC is a programming language that was released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS on early PCs. It was the first programming language many students and developers learned in the 80s, and nearly four decades later, Microsoft has released the source code. Available from Github, the code is being released “for historical reference/interest purposes,” […]

Project Reunion: Microsoft is bringing UWP and Win32 apps together as “Windows apps”

Microsoft sort of tried to reinvent the Windows app a few years ago by introducing Universal Windows Platform apps designed to run across a range of devices including PCs, phones, Xbox consoles, and Hololens. The concept hasn’t been a runaway success story, and many developers have continued to stick with the old-fashioned Win32 application platform. […]

Coming soon to Windows 10: Linux apps and a Windows Package Manager

Microsoft isn’t exactly turning Windows 10 into a GNU/Linux distribution, but the lines seem to be getting blurrier all the time. When Windows 10 first launched, it was the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system to feature an optional Windows Subsystem for Linux, allowing developers and advanced users to install a Linux distro within […]