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Microsoft ports Sysinternals utilities to run on ARM PCs

Sysinternals has offered a suite of Windows utilities for power users for more than two decades. First developed as an independent suite of apps for managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Windows, Sysinternals was eventually acquired by Microsoft, which has continued to update and support the tools. Recently the company has also started to expand them to […]

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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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Running Windows on Chromebooks is going to get easier (for some users and devices)

Chromebooks are, by definition, laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to running web apps on a Chromebook. In recent years Google has added support for running Android apps and Linux apps. And soon you may be able to run Windows software as well. Heck, you’ll be able […]

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Report: Windows 10X pushed back to 2021, and it’ll be crippled at launch

Windows 10X was supposed to launch this fall for dual-screen and foldable computers including the Microsoft Surface Neo. But those plans have changed. Earlier this year Microsoft announced this new version of Windows would support only single-screen devices at launch, before eventually coming to dual-screens and foldables. Now ZDNet reports that launch has been delayed. […]

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Microsoft ports Sysinternals Process Monitor to Linux

Process Monitor is a free utility that gives you detailed information about the processes running on your computer. It’s a powerful, configurable tool that was developed by Mark Russinovich as part of the Sysinternals suite of Windows utilities, before Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in 2006. Now Microsoft is bringing Process Monitor to Linux. The GitHub page […]

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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 apps are coming to Chromebooks (for enterprise users)

Once upon a time Chromebooks were basically laptops designed to run a single app — the Chrome web browser. But over time Google has added support for Android apps and Linux apps, not to mention thousands of web apps. Soon you’ll also be able to run Windows applications on a Chromebook… assuming you’re a Chrome […]

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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 […]

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Windows 10X will debut on single-screen devices

When Microsoft first announced Windows 10X, the company described it as a new version of Windows that would be optimized for dual-screen and foldable computers like the upcoming Microsoft Surface Neo. But over time it became clear that the new OS would also run on single-screen computers. Now Microsoft’s Panos Panay says the first PCs […]