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Windows Subsystem for Linux Exits Beta PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:48

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a new Windows 10 feature that enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and modern store apps, is no longer in beta and will be fully supported in the Fall Creators Update later this year. Users will be able to share and access files on the Windows filesystem from within Linux, and call Linux executables from Windows and vice versa. We're excited to announce that in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) due to ship in fall 2017, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will no longer be a beta feature and will become a fully supported Windows feature. Early adopters on the Windows Insider program will notice that WSL is no longer marked as a beta feature as of Insider build 16251. This will be great news for those who've held-back from employing WSL as a mainline toolset: You'll now be able to leverage WSL as a day-to-day developer toolset, and become ever more productive when building, testing, deploying, and managing your apps and systems on Windows 10. Source: hardocp.com Posted by Megalith

 
How to disable the Windows 10 welcome screen after updates PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 16:04

With the Windows 10 Creator’s Update rolling out from last week, there’s a long install period followed by an welcome screen with Microsoft’s highlighted features.
Not everyone is a fan of those welcome pages, indeed some people just plan to use Windows as they used it before, which is how their grandfathers used it and how their children will use it – as a chrome and office launcher. Others may already know all these features, and so it isn’t important to get them highlighted. Microsoft has stealthily added an option to disable the welcome screen from the Creators Update onwards. So while you won’t be able to use it now from, it’ll take effect from the Fall Creators Update onwards for a regular user, and on Insider builds for Insiders. How to disable the Windows 10 Update Welcome screen

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You can buy this 18-carat gold mini PC… for $1 million PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 July 2017 14:44

Swiss company Prime Computer offers a line of small, fanless desktop computers that are basically modified versions of Intel’s NUC mini PCs. Priced at 1,099 Swiss Franks ($1135) and up, they’re not exactly cheap. But now the company is offering something really special (and expensive): a computer covered in 18-carat gold. It’s a limited-edition model that will sell for $1 million. And it’ll probably be a solid gold doorstop eventually, since there’s no easy way to upgrade the processor on this type of computer. I guess the good news is that the 7 kilograms (about 15 pounds) of gold used in the case will probably hold its value even as the PC’s specs start to look dated. The little computer does offer some decent specs: it has an Intel Core i5 processor and supports up to 32GB of RAM and up to 5 terabytes of solid state storage. It comes with Windows 10 Pro or Linux-based software. And if a gold-encrusted PC isn’t extravagant enough for you, there’s also an option to cover the power button with a precious stone. Clearly, the limited edition Prime Computer computer with a gold case is a luxury item for folks who’d rather spend $1 million too much on a PC than find something better to do with their money. But as FanlessTech notes, there is one (kind of) practical benefit to using gold: it’s a durable material that conducts heat pretty well, so it should be at least as effective as aluminum in helping dissipate heat in this fanless computer.
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CIA hacking tool exposes myth of “safe” Mac and Linux computers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 July 2017 18:46

WikiLeaks today revealed 3 new hacking tools built by the CIA that target Mac and Linux computers. The leaked hacking tools are supposedly related to the CIA’s so-called Imperial project.
The first hacking tool called Achilles is probably the most interesting out of the three. Achilles can be used by CIA operators to essentially pack malicious applications with an actual macOS app (.dmg) for one-time execution. Once a user installs the infected file, the malicious app would run in the background without the user noticing its execution, and it’ll also self-destruct — leaving the actual application look untouched. The first version of Achilles was built back in 2011, tested only on macOS’ Snow Leopard (10.6).

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It looks like someone else might be using your account: Outlook, SkyDrive, Xbox PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:36

It looks like someone else might be using your account: Outlook, SkyDrive, Xbox

If you see the message It looks like someone else might be using your account when you go on to sign into your Outlook, SkyDrive, Xbox, here are a few things you need to know. Over the last few years, Microsoft has greatly expanded the Windows online service pack to add a baffling list of services. Way beyond the usual email and instant messaging, this software giant now offers a host of free services that include a cloud storage service like SkyDrive, a browser-based version of Office, Outlook, an Address book, a system to sync files between desktop machines and mobile and above all, the Xbox.
It looks like someone else might be using your account

With so much on offer, and that too for free, it does sound like a brilliant deal – and it is no doubt. However, there is one downside – it is not rare for users of Microsoft Accounts to see a message – It looks like someone else might be using your account message from Microsoft.

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Guide: Here’s what you need to know PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 July 2017 13:21

Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc posted an interesting guide to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The document is a huge collection of all the features of the upcoming Fall Creators Update. Buckle up because there are 51 pages to read! Windows 10 Fall Creators Update highlights We can’t tell you all about everything, as we said there are 51 pages to read, but we’ll list some of the most important features that will be available in the upcoming Fall Creators Update:
• You can access all files in the cloud on demand with OneDrive Files On-Demand new feature; you won’t have to download them and use the storage space on your device.
• My People will take connections to the next level, and it will bring you closer to your loved ones.
• The Fluent Design System will come with lots of improvements including the following: acrylic, vertical resize, horizontal resize, diagonal resize, resize grips, tablet mode transitions.

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Looks like there is no such thing as the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update after PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:25

It was reported earlier this week that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be known as the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update in some countries. As it turns out, that’s not going to be the case.
Microsoft today confirmed (via Ars Technica) that there is no such thing as the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update. Redmond claimed that the name was shown in some countries due to “mistranslation” and that the update will indeed be known as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update everywhere. It is no secret that the “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” is one of the worst product names from Microsoft. In parts of the world, there is no such thing as Fall due to the fact that the season is referred to as Autumn in some regions and Spring in others. If the update had different names in different parts of the world, that would actually be even worse as it’ll result in confusion for regular users. Microsoft hasn’t been too creative when it comes to naming Windows 10 updates, and I personally hope it doesn’t get any worse from here.
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Microsoft releases new firmware update for the Surface Pro device PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 July 2017 13:31

Microsoft today released the first firmware update for the newly launched Surface Pro device.  This firmware update revises system power reporting. This update will appear in the name of “Surface – Firmware –233.1763.257.0” in the Windows Update History page. You can download this update from Windows Update or from the Surface Pro Drivers and Firmware page in the Microsoft Download Center.
The new Surface Pro device is slim, light and incredibly powerful. It offers you a best-in-class laptop, plus the versatility of a studio and tablet. It comes with refined design, improved battery life, and desktop performance. Find it here from Microsoft Store. For a limited time, you get 3 months of Groove Music free with purchase.
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