Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

Windows 10’s next feature upgrade will commandeer 7GB of a personal computer’s storage space to better ensure updates are properly processed, Microsoft announced Monday.The drive space, dubbed “Reserved storage,” will be set aside starting with what Microsoft will likely name “Windows 10 April 2019 Update” and mark as 1903 in its four-character yymm label. The feature upgrade may begin distribution in March or April.[ Further reading: Top 35 free apps for Windows 10 ]”Our goal is to improve the day-to-day function of your PC by ensuring critical OS functions always have access to disk space,” Jesse Rajwan, a program manager in the storage and file systems group, said in a Jan. 7 post to a company blog.To read this article in full, please click here

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Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake

Starting late Friday night, Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade package from various locations. The official Download Windows 10 page is on version 1803, ISOs have disappeared, and 1809 is no longer available via WSUS.[ Related: Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Key enterprise features ]The KB 4464619 article now states:To read this article in full, please click here

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft’s shift to Windows-as-a-service (WaaS) for Windows 10 crafted a repetitive, predictable schedule of version release and support expiration dates for Windows 10.Although consumers can essentially ignore any schedule – Microsoft decides when their devices are upgraded – business customers and their IT personnel should be marking the calendar with the important upcoming events.To read this article in full, please click here

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Intel unveils 8 new Broadwell and Skylake processors

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US chip maker Intel has recently announced eight new processors, as it expands its Broadwell and Skylake families. The chips will be available for both desktop and mobile CPUs, the company added.

The new processors announced today include the Celeron 3855U, Celeron 3955U, Core i3-6098P, Core i5-6402P, Core i5-5200DU, Core i5-6198DU, Core i5-5500DU, and the Core i7-6498DU. Out of these, the two new desktop CPUs are the Core i3-6098P and the Core i5-6402P. Like previous processors with a “P” prefix, it is likely that these processors do not come with an integrated GPU. They have been priced at $117 (£79) and $182 (£122), respectively.

The four new mobile CPUs — Core i5-5200DU, Core i5-6198DU, Core i7-5500DU, and the Core i7-6498DU are dual-core SKUs with four threads. The D in the name is still a mystery.

According to CPU World, the Celeron 3855U and 3955U are both ULV dual-core processors and come with an integrated Intel HD 510 graphics and 2MB of L3 cache.

The company announced new processors the same day it announced the completion of the acquisition of Altera. According to the company’s press release, the acquisition will enable new classes of products in the IoT and datacenter businesses.

“Altera is now part of Intel, and together we will make the next generation of semiconductors not only better but able to do more”, said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “We will apply Moore’s Law to grow today’s FPGA business, and we’ll invent new products that make amazing experiences of the future possible — experiences like autonomous driving and machine learning”.

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