An introduction to Windows 10’s new PowerToys

Back in the 1990s, Windows users had access to a number of small, free software tools from Microsoft handy for everyday tasks, such as accessing desktop items from a menu on the taskbar or quickly changing the screen resolution. Collectively, these programs were called “PowerToys” (see the eponymous Wikipedia article for more history and a list of items).Today, Microsoft offers a set of tools under the control of a single UWP app by the same name. Unlike the ‘90s tools, which had to be downloaded and installed individually, the newest Windows 10 PowerToys app gives users access to all available PowerToys in one go.To read this article in full, please click here


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Is it EOL for IE11? (Not yet.)

Microsoft last week began a process that will, eventually if not immediately, result in it canning Internet Explorer (IE), the browser it’s built since 1994.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)


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Useful PuTTY Configuration Tips and Tricks

Putty is an opensource terminal emulator that supports several network protocols like Telnet, SSH, Rlogin, SCP, and Raw Socket. The initial version of putty is dated back to January 8, 1999, and designed for Windows
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Get ‘The Witcher: Enhanced Edition’ PC Game for Free Today

I will spare you the obvious joke about tossing coins to Geralt of Rivia, because for today only, you’re going to be able to hang out with everyone’s favorite freelance monster hunter without paying a dime. The PC game that started it all—taking us down an incredible fantasy path that led us to that bangin’ bard…Read more…


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How to Set Up Microsoft’s New Spotlight-esque PowerToy in Windows

Launching apps is easy on Windows 10: Just mash the Start button, begin typing in the name of the app and odds are good that you’ll be able to quickly pull up whatever you were trying to find. You’d never use Windows Key + R and your operating system’s “Run” box to launch most apps—but thanks to the latest Windows 10…Read more…


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It’s time to squirrel away a clean copy of Win10 version 1909

Downloading a clean Win10 version 1909 is remarkably easy, doesn’t take very long (if you have a fast internet connection anyway), and may well save your keister at some point. You can even download it from your phone or iPad.Don’t worry, it’s 100% legal and, at worst, will occupy about 8GB on a USB drive for a while. Nothin’ to it.Step 1. If you’re running Win10, use the Media Creation Tool
If you have a license for Windows 10, the easiest way to get version 1909 involves Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool. Go to the Download Windows 10 site and, under “Create Windows 10 installation media,” click the link marked “Download tool now.” To read this article in full, please click here


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‘Windows Subsystem for Linux 2’ Will Include a Microsoft-Written Linux Kernel

ZDNet reports that there’ll be some changes in Microsoft’s second version of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL2:
Microsoft has decided to remove the Linux kernel from the Windows OS image with WSL2. Instead, the company will deliver it to users’ machines using Windows Update. Users will be able to manually check for new kernel updates by clicking the “Check for Updates” button or by waiting for Windows to do this automatically. “Our end goal is for this change to be seamless, where your Linux kernel is kept up to date without you needing to think about it. By default this will be handled entirely by Windows, just like regular updates on your machine,” said Microsoft Program Manager Craig Loewen in a blog post today outlining the coming change…

When Microsoft first introduced WSL in Windows 10 in 2016 WSL was more of an Linux interface at that point designed in


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Microsoft promotes ‘full-Chromium’ Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft this week pushed the “full-Chromium” Edge one step closer to a production release with the launch Tuesday of a Beta build for macOS and all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10.”Beta is the third and final preview channel which will come online before launch,” wrote Joe Belfiore, a top Windows executive, in an Aug. 20 post to a company blog. “Beta represents the most stable preview channel, as features are added to Beta only after they have cleared quality testing in first the Canary channel and then the Dev channel.”To read this article in full, please click here


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Windows 10’s fall upgrade: Yep, it’s a service pack

Microsoft last week tacitly confirmed that this year’s fall upgrade for Windows 10 will, in fact, be service pack-like, in effect a rerun of the May 2019 Update, aka Windows 10 1903On Thursday, Microsoft delivered two previews to what it continues to call 19H2, a reference to the second-half upgrade in its twice-annual cadence for Windows 10. Some Insiders – the volunteer participants in the Windows 10 beta program – would get one build while others would get another.[ Related: Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Key enterprise features ]The difference? “A subset of Insiders in the Slow ring will have features turned off by default, and another subset will have them turned on by default,” wrote Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft employees and the public faces of Windows Insider. “We are testing the ability to ship these updates with features turned off by default so that we can then


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