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Spartan Browser Could Be Named PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:19

Spartan Browser Could Be Named

The Spartan browser, or more accurately understood as 'Project Spartan' is a next-generation web browser for Windows 10. Its main features include being a Store app for dynamic updates, using the older IE11 rendering engine for legacy websites, Cortana integration, and the ability to annotate right on the web page for document sharing. However, Spartan is not the final name, just the internal codename that Microsoft is currently using for the project. The question is, what will Microsoft call the browser upon its final release? A new report suggests a few names are being kicked around and we have the list. The information comes from a person who participated in an online survey from a company acting on behalf of Microsoft. Although 'Spartan' was not named specifically, it was referred to in the description including "Writing on webpages", "A built-in digital assistant" and the fact that it is a browser from Microsoft launching later this year. No doubt that the survey is referring to Project Spartan. This list would create possible combinations such as 'IE Evex' or 'Microsoft Elixa' or 'Internet Explorer Edge'. Those possible combinations are interesting because, if accurate, it demonstrates that Microsoft is considering dropping IE or Internet Explorer from the new name. That is something that has been brought up before due the heavy baggage associated with the browser...For the possible names visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Known Issues In Windows 10 Technical Preview PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 January 2015 16:29

windows 10 JTP Known Issues

As you all know, Microsoft today released the Windows Technical Preview January Build 9926. This Build 9926 is now available for download for Windows Insiders. Microsoft is pushing Build 9926 out widely, fighting simultaneously to both “Fast” and “Slow” rings simultaneously as well as available on ISOs. Here is a list of a few issues with Build 9926. As with the last builds, Microsoft may release updates to fix some of the most prevalent issues and others may be fixed in subsequent builds. After installing this build, you may see a boot selection menu each time you reboot your PC. This is because a bug where a second boot option is persisted to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview and roll back to the previous OS installed. When you get to this screen, if you do nothing it will automatically boot to the Windows 10 Technical Preview within 30 seconds by default or you can choose it on your own. Don’t worry, this behavior is only temporary. Xbox Live enabled games that require sign-in will not launch correctly. If you see the below dialog box the game requires Xbox Live sign-in. A fix for this will be distributed via WU shortly after the release of Build 9926. Battery icon shows on lock screen of PCs without batteries. In Cortana, reminders can’t be edited and more complex reminders might not get created...We will keep adding to this as more become available ay windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 will ship with two web browsers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2015 14:06

Windows 10 will ship with two web browsers

When Windows 10 launches later this year, it’ll include a new web browser designed to run on phones, tablets, notebooks, or desktops. Code-named Project Spartan, the new browser is a Universal Windows App, and it includes new features include support for annotating web pages and integration with the Cortana personal assistant feature of Windows. But Spartan won’t be the only web browser included with Windows 10. Microsoft says the next-gen version of its desktop operating system will also include Internet Explorer. That’s because there may be some users that need to access websites that use custom ActiveX controls, Browser Helper Objects, or other features that are only available to Internet Explorer users. Rather than force developers of those web apps to update their software before the year is out (and risk having users decide not to upgrade to Windows 10 when developers fail to do so), Microsoft is including IE in Windows 10 for users that still need it. The Spartan web browser has an entirely new rendering engine, but it can also load the Internet Explorer 11 engine for older websites that might not be optimized for Spartan and other web browsers. Interestingly, the version of Internet Explorer that ships with Windows 10 will also use dual rendering engines: it will also be able to use the Spartan engine to render web content...For more turn to our forum.

 

 
Windows 10 is free for lifetime of device PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:25

Windows 10 is free for lifetime of device

Microsoft announced earlier today that Windows 10 would be free for all Windows 7 users and Windows 8.1 users within the first year of Windows 10's launch. This is excellent news, as it means there's no excuse for users running the older operating systems to upgrade. However, it appears there is some confusion as to whether users who upgraded will need to pay after that year. Gabe Aul on Twitter has confirmed that those who update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will receive Windows 10 for the lifetime of their device, meaning you don't need to pay yearly or monthly fee after that first year is up. So yes, everyone can relax and look forward to updating to Windows 10 when it launches later this year. Now, that doesn't mean new customers won't have to pay for Windows 10. Right now, it only looks like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get a free pass to Windows 10. New customers coming from other operating systems may have to pay for a license, or perhaps Microsoft is planning a subscription based module for Windows 10? Windows 10 will run on all device form factors, including PC, tablet, phone, Xbox and big screen displays. The company earlier today unveiled a number of new OS features, including Spartan, Cortana, and more, which will be available to Windows Insiders over the next few months...More encouraging news on this upcoming OS can be found at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows crosses landmark build number PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:26

Windows crosses landmark build number

For decades, Microsoft has been compiling builds of Windows with a continuous count for version control and as of today, the version number has crossed 10,000, according to sources who are close to Microsoft. This does not necessarily mean that 10,000 builds of Windows have been compiled as the company will jump version numbers around major releases but this does mean that new builds of Windows 10 going forward, will have 10XXX version numbers. This is a big milestone ahead of the company's press event, which takes place tomorrow at its campus in Redmond, Washington, that will be packed with new features coming to the Windows platform. Microsoft is expected to release a new build for the Windows Insider program that will incorporate updates to the OS - but don't expect all features that are shown off tomorrow to make their way into the next build that is publicly released. The rolling over across the 10,000 count is a bit symbolic too as Windows 10 is an ambitious release for Microsoft, impacting not only the desktop, but phones, tablets, and even Xbox too. Some of you may be familiar with buildfeed.net that keeps an unofficial track of all the builds compiled and you will notice that the last compilation was 9925, so this is a jump of 75 builds...Here at windows8newsinfo forum we will be following tomorrows event and reporting back to you our members.

 

 
Windows 10 Build 9924 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 05:32

Windows 10 Build 9924

Number, numbers everywhere! Microsoft regularly compiles all manner of builds, but this new one, Windows 10 build 9924 is special as it has just been finished ahead of a high profile event. Yes, the January 21 gathering at Redmond headquarters. Where the company is expected to launch JTP, the January Technical Preview version of its upcoming operating system. Little is known about what build number JTP will arrive with once it gets the green light for Windows Insider later this week. But as shown here, the “awesome” branch got another new addition recently, with version 9924 being officially added not too long ago. While it does reveal that Microsoft continues to compile new Windows 10 versions, adding features and squashing bugs as often as possible, it is still not clear that this is the one that will be shipped to users in just a few days. Since the January Technical Preview is expected to include many consumer oriented features, the software titan probably wants to provide as advanced an experience as possible. There’s also the matter of the Consumer Preview, which many expect will go live in a few months from now at BUILD 2015. The dates for that anticipated event have been set for between April 29 and May 1, just for the record...Follow this and all other builds at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Spartan Is Actually Internet Explorer 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 January 2015 06:28

Spartan Is Actually Internet Explorer 12

Well, that’s a shock, is it not? Microsoft is apparently not yet ready to give up on the IE name, and according to one analyst, the codename Spartan is actually just that. A codename for version 12 of Internet Explorer. We’ve all heard that Redmond is currently working on a new browser that will be bundled with Windows 10, and this new solution is believed to represent a completely new beginning for Microsoft in a market where some users still have negative perception with the IE brand. Anyway, Rob Enderle, the principle analyst at Enderle Group thinks that Spartan will not be used as a name for the final product — the Internet Explorer moniker is here to stay for the foreseeable future. He is, however, sure that Microsoft will unveil this new solution at the upcoming January 21 event in Redmond next week. Internal sources have hinted that the software titan has at least juggled with the idea of changing the name of its web browser, and if this is to happen, then Spartan is the perfect point to just do it...With January rapidly approaching windows8newsinfo forum will posting all breaking news we can find to keep you updated on this exciting new browser.

 

 
Obama’s proposed hacking law PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:12

Obama’s proposed hacking law

Next week, Obama is expected to unveil an update to the US’ CFAA law against hacking in a State of the Union address, hot on the tail of Sony’s massive hacking attack that unfolded in late 2014. A draft version of the new law has been published on the White House website and gives us a look into a scary future in which clicking a single link could make you complicit in committing a hacking crime. A letter accompanying the proposal dated January 13 introduces the new law to Congress for discussion. Remember when Sony wanted to sue Twitter (and individual users) who posted screenshots or links to its stolen data? According to Errata Security, these new laws could pin you as a “racketeer” who willingly participated in hacking if you were one of those users (or if you clicked one of those links); punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Didn’t click a link? There’s plenty of other ways you could be in legal trouble; Errata points out that something as trivial as being in an IRC channel where others are discussing a hack or having an online conversation with a “hacker” could make you a member of a “criminal enterprise” which would allow the FBI to confiscate all your electronics. The above piece of legislation also could cover data like email address and password dumps that might be found on services like Pastebin...Get the details by visiting windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
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