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Lilbits: The sad fate of the JingPad A1 Linux tablet, Tabs coming to File Explorer for Windows 11, and more

Apple has long dominated the tablet space, but that hasn’t stopped companies from releasing hundreds of Android, Windows, or Chrome OS tablets in recent years. The JingPad A1 was supposed to be something different: it shipped with JingOS, a Linux-based operating system optimized for touchscreen input but capable of running full-fledged desktop apps. At least […]

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Windows Package Manager 1.3 brings support for portable apps, new settings to the command line app manager

Windows Package Manager is a free and open source utility from Microsoft that allows you to download, install and manage apps from the command line in Windows 10 or Windows 11. First introduced in 2020, the software is basically Microsoft’s answer to the command line package managers commonly used in GNU/Linux distributions. But instead of […]

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Lilbits: Windows 12 in 2024, Jasper Lake mini PCs, and you know what else can run DOOM? DOOM.

Hackers have been finding ways for years to run the classic PC game DOOM on devices you wouldn’t expect. But DOOM hacker kgsws has taken things to a whole new yo dawg level by finding a way to run DOOM inside of… a game of DOOM. To see how that happened, check out the video […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone (updated)

It’s been a few years since Microsoft stopped developing Windows-based operating systems for smartphones and ended support for existing devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But if you want to run Windows on a Microsoft-made smartphone, now you can. Earlier this year developer Gustav Monce succeeded in installing Windows on the 1st-gen Microsoft Surface […]

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Anbernic’s Win600 handheld gaming PC is now available for $300 and up

Anbernic is a Chinese company that makes handheld gaming devices, most of which are retro gaming devices powered by ARM processors and designed to run Android or Linux software. But now the company has launched its first handheld gaming PC with an x86 processor. The Anbernic Win600 is a full-fledged computer that ships with Windows […]

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M1 Windows project aims to bring Microsoft’s desktop OS to Apple Silicon (unofficially)

Back when Apple’s Mac computers had Intel processors, it was pretty easy to install Microsoft Windows on an Apple laptop or desktop computers using Apple’s Boot Camp feature which allowed users switch between macOS and Windows on startup. But that ended when Apple began shipping Macs with Apple Silicon processors because Windows doesn’t include native […]

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Microsoft is experimenting with a Search widget on the Windows 11 desktop

Windows 11 brought the return of widgets to Microsoft’s desktop operating system, but for the most part they’ve been confined to a Widgets board that slides out from the left side of the screen when you want to use it and hides away when you don’t. Now Microsoft has introduced an experimental search box widget […]

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Lilbits: Windows on the Steam Deck gets better, iPhones might get USB-C ports in 2023

The Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS that’s designed to put Valve’s Steam game client front and center, and which is optimized for PC gaming. But while many games available from Steam support Linux and Steam OS even allows you to play many Windows games that aren’t designed […]

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Now you can buy Windows 11 on a USB flash drive (physical media arrives 7 months after digital downloads)

Microsoft released Windows 11 in October, 2021 by making it available as a free upgrade for compatible PCs running Windows 10. The software also soon began shipping on new PCs as well. One thing you haven’t been able to do until now? Buy a box that has physical media with a Windows 11 installer pre-loaded. […]