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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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Windows 11 22H2 is rolling out to Insiders on the Release Preview channel

The next  major update to Windows 11 is almost ready to go. Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 22H2 is now rolling out to members of the Windows Insider program on the Release Preview channel. In other words, this is the last stop before the OS update rolls out to the general public in the […]

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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. […]

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Coming to Windows 11: File Explorer tabs, Start Menu folders, and better touch support

Microsoft is finally bringing tabs to the Windows File Explorer, allowing you to open multiple views in the same window, while flipping between directories or other items through a menu at the top of the screen. It’s one of several new features coming to Windows 11 that the company highlighted during a Future of Hybrid […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Steam Deck (but you might not want to… yet)

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer with a custom AMD processor featuring Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics. It offers some of the best PC gaming experience you’ll find in a handheld device and it ships with Valve’s Steam OS software, a Linux-based operating system built around the company’s Steam game […]

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Lilbits: Nothing’s phone (1) coming this summer, NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin dev kit available now

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin is a single-board commuter designed for AI projects, featuring up to a 12-core ARM Cortex-A78 CPU and up to 2048-core NVIDIA Ampere graphics, 64GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. NVIDIA says to expect up to 275 TOPS of AI performance. First announced in November, a Jetson AGX […]

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Lilbits: Another Celeron N5105 mini PC, variable refresh rates for Chrome OS, and all handheld gaming PCs now face Steam Deck comparisons

Ever since Valve announced it was developing a handheld gaming PC, it’s been hard to resist comparing other handhelds from companies like GPD, One Netbook, and AYA to the Steam Deck. Now that the Steam Deck has actually begun shipping and the first reviews are in, those comparisons have become inevitable. And it’s obvious why: the […]