Zorin OS 12.4 Linux distribution is here — switch from Microsoft Windows 10 now!

I’m not a Microsoft “hater” at all. With that said, I am not a fan of the state of Windows 10. The privacy issues alone are a reason to avoid the operating system, but that is hardly the only concern. For instance, Microsoft has been pre-loading tiles for games like Candy Crush and other apps — a move that shows major disrespect towards its customers. Not to mention, the “Insiders” program is just a way for the company to get free beta testing — Microsoft is all too happy to treat Windows 10 users as guinea pigs. It is all… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/08/14/zorin-os-124-linux/

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Wow! Microsoft releases action-packed Windows 10 Redstone 5 build with dark theme for File Explorer, acrylic in Sets, Cloud Clipboard, and more

With Redstone 4 builds of Windows 10, the new features and changes came to users quite gradually. That’s certainly not the case with Redstone 5 releases. The latest build rolling out to Insiders on the Fast ring and Skip Ahead today is the perfect case in point. Build 17666 (it’s a beast of a build, so the number is apt) is chock full of exciting new features that you really won’t want to wait to get your hands on, including Cloud Clipboard, a dark theme for File Explorer, major improvements to Sets, the ability to search Bing in Notepad and… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/05/09/wow-action-packed-windows-10-redstone-5-build/

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How to rollback and uninstall the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is rolling out to users. If you install it and encounter major problems, as some users doubtless will, you might want to go back to your previous version, and wait until the update is a bit less buggy. If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while you’ll probably know how to do this, although the process may be slightly different to what you’ve been used to. SEE ALSO: How to upgrade your PC to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update now How to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update Six great hidden… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/05/03/how-to-rollback-and-uninstall-the-windows-10-april-2018-update/

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How to download the Windows 10 April 2018 Update and create your own installation USB flash drive or DVD

Windows 10 April 2018 Update is slowly rolling out to users with compatible systems, but don’t expect to be offered it any time soon If you can’t wait to try the new features, the good news is Microsoft has updated its Media Creation tool to include the update and you can use this to download Windows 10 now and create your own installation media on either a USB flash drive or DVD. This is particularly handy if you want to perform a clean install, or update multiple computers in quick succession. If you’ve previously updated Windows 7 or 8.1 to… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/05/01/download-windows-10-april-2018-update-create-installation-usb-drive/

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How to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

The latest feature update for Windows 10 is about to start rolling out, although it may be months before it comes to your device. While you might be keen to update your installation, the truth is it’s often best to wait. Big updates like this usually introduce bugs and problems alongside new features, and unless you’re desperate to screw up your copy of Windows 10, I’d recommend holding off for a while. If you’re not in a hurry to get the April 2018 Update you can delay it. SEE ALSO: Microsoft officially announces the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, available… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/04/30/how-to-delay-the-windows-10-april-2018-update/

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How to Prepare for Monday’s ‘Windows 10 April 2018 Update’

That’s right. The “Spring Creators” update is no more; Microsoft is now calling its upcoming mega-update to Windows the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” and the company is barely locking this name in by releasing the update on Monday, April 30—the last day of the month.Read more…

Original URL: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-prepare-for-mondays-windows-10-april-2018-update-1825590970

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Microsoft officially announces the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, available on April 30

For a long time, it was believed that the next big feature update for Windows 10 would be called the Spring Creators Update, following in the footsteps of the Fall Creators Update, and the Creators Update. Then it was discovered that Microsoft was intending to call it the April Update, even though it looked increasingly like the new release wouldn’t arrive this month. Finally though, we have an official name, and a release date. SEE ALSO: The Fall Creators Update is now easily the most installed Windows 10 update ever Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17655 for Skip… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/04/27/windows-10-april-2018-update/

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Microsoft Windows 10 gains Linux/WSL Console copy and paste functionality

For better or worse, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) initiative seems to be moving full steam ahead. There are some very respectable distributions available in the Microsoft Store, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Kali to name a few. Not to mention, Microsoft is trying to encourage even more maintainers to submit their distros with a new tool. Apparently, some Windows 10 users have been clamoring for the ability to copy and paste both from and to WSL consoles — a reasonable request. Well, as of Insider Build 17643, this is finally possible. “As of Windows 10 Insider build #17643, you… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/04/14/microsoft-windows-linux-wsl-copy-paste/

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Kali Linux for Windows 10 now available in Microsoft Store

It still seems unreal, but yes, you can install Linux distributions from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. This remains shocking for many people (including me), as Microsoft was a longtime enemy of both open source and Linux. Of course, that is no longer true, as the Windows-maker embraces both nowadays. Today, yet another Linux distribution comes to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10, joining such favorites as SUSE and Ubuntu. While not as popular as those two, Kali Linux is still an important distro, as it focuses on security and penetration testing. “As with other Linux distros, you can now… [Continue Reading]

Original URL: https://betanews.com/2018/03/05/kali-linux-windows/

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