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Lilbits: Windows Voice Typing, LG Wing, and Asus PN50 mini PC

Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program, and it brings a bunch of text and character input updates. There’s an improved touch keyboard rolling out to some testers, a new emoji picker for everyone (with a new design and animated GIF support), and Microsoft […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft brings new Windows Subsystem for Linux to older Windows 10 builds

One of the most surprising things Microsoft did when the company introduced Windows 10 was to include a Windows Subsystem for Linux, which allows users to install Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux distributions and run them within Windows. The optional feature lets you open up a terminal window and run Linux commands without the need to […]

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Lilbits: Samsung leftovers, LibreOffice 7.0, and another PC with a 6W AMD Zen chip

Yesterday Liliputing reported that Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market that will be among the first to ship with 6-watt AMD processors based on the chip maker’s Zen architecture. But I forgot at the time that Lenovo also has a mini-desktop that will use the most powerful of those new chips. Lenovo […]

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Lilbits 7-1-2020: Theme-aware Start Menu tiles and the Internet TV price war

Windows 10 is getting support for theme-aware Start Menu tiles, meaning they can adjust their look to match light and dark themes. An early version of the featured is baked into latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, but it likely won’t be available to all Windows users until early 2021. In other news, Fubo TV […]

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Lilbits 6-18-2020: Maybe Chrome will be less of a memory hog

Google’s Chrome web browser is fast, versatile, and… a bit of a resource hog. But that could be about to change for Windows users. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update includes a change that could allow the Edge web browser to reduce memory consumption by as much as 27-percent. And the folks […]

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Microsoft is bringing GPU computing to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to install a Linux environment within Windows and run some Linux applications without the need to reboot or switch computers. Right now only command line apps are officially supported, but in the future Microsoft plans to add support for desktop apps with a graphical user interface. In […]

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Windows 10 20H2 beta begins rolling out, will be first version of Windows to ship with the new Edge browser

The next major Windows update is currently scheduled for sometime later this year, and it’ll be the first version of the operating system to ship with Microsoft’s new Edge web browser based on Google’s Chromium. While the browser has been available for months, users have had to download and install it manually to use it. […]

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Windows 10 Feature Experience Packs will let Microsoft update some features without major OS updates

Microsoft has quietly begun testing a new way to deliver updates to some Windows apps and features without pushing a full operating system update. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, some users are starting to see a new “Windows Feature Experience Pack” mention in their System Settings. And while Microsoft hasn’t publicly said much about […]

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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 […]