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Why Windows 11 won’t be another Windows 8

Why Windows 11 won’t be another Windows 8

Microsoft has a plan to reveal and potentially release Windows 11 this year, the year 2021. When you get your first look at the operating system, courtesy of leaked Beta builds and teasers, you might be shocked. You won't be shocked because the OS looks so shockingly different from what's available now in Windows 10 - you'll more likely be shocked by how similar it all looks to what you already have on your computer right now.

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Windows 11 leaks don’t point to a significant upgrade (Opinion)

Windows 11 leaks don’t point to a significant upgrade (Opinion)

Microsoft has an event scheduled next week to reveal what CEO Satya Nadella has painted as one of the biggest Windows updates of the past decade. Of course, it might just be Microsoft's top honcho hyping up what is now believed to be called Windows 11 but it has definitely gotten people talking. A leaked build of this Windows 11 upgrade just leaked this week to give a partial preview of what's to come. If that represents what Microsoft has to offer, however, Windows 11 might end up being more of a dud and yet another anecdote to the platform being chained forever to its past.

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Windows 11 might let you get your Windows 10 Start Menu back

Windows 11 might let you get your Windows 10 Start Menu back

The Internet is buzzing with opinions and discoveries on the alleged leaked Windows 11 build and what features the next Windows release will bring or miss. Unsurprisingly, much of the focus has been on Windows 11's version of the Start Menu and Taskbar. Equally unsurprising is how some are already raising their voices against the changes. They may not be fans of the Windows 10 Start Menu in the first place, but they might not have much choice but to revert to it, which Windows 11 will apparently allow them to do with a bit of tinkering.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 support ends in 2025

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 support ends in 2025

All Windows users know that the latest version of the Windows operating system eventually sees support end. When support ends, Microsoft tries to get people to migrate to a new version of Windows whether they want to or not. A new Microsoft support document has been updated that gives an exact date for when support for Windows 10 Home and Pro will end.

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Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

Epic Games Store “free” game is Control: What is this?

The game Control is interesting - of that you can be sure. Due in part to the far-too-simple name of the game, you might've missed the release back in August of 2019. Today we're going to take a quick look at Control, as developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. Once you've seen what it's all about, you might want to head over to the Epic Games Store where the game is "free" for a while.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

Samsung Galaxy Book Go released with Qualcomm processor, Dolby Atmos, 14-inch screen

There's a new notebook on the market from Samsung called the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. This device has a 14-inch TFT FHD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform (CPU), and Qualcomm Adreno GPU. The most enticing bit about this piece of hardware is the prospect of using it as an entertainment machine, given its relatively low price ($349) and Dolby Atmos speakers.

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Windows updates on pause before big event

Windows updates on pause before big event

Microsoft revealed today that they are pausing all updates to Windows for the next several weeks. This pause isn't the sort of announcement Microsoft makes often. It is here, on the lead-up to the next major Microsoft event, that Microsoft makes clear that this update will be so major, they can't possibly risk revealing what's inside by pushing updates with code that could spill all the beans.

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Minecraft adds new ways glow and emit light

Minecraft adds new ways glow and emit light

Today we're taking a peek at the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update: Part I, and the several new ways you can now emit light. There's a new Cave Vine, for example, grown by Glow Berries. They're not as bright as torches and grow downward, from the bottom of a block.

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Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon processors finally announced

Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon processors finally announced

When Samsung revealed its "most powerful Galaxy" last month, it was expected that an unusual Galaxy would also show up. The Galaxy Book Go isn't exactly powerful as far as the rumors went so maybe it was an ill-fit for the event after all. That said, it does have its appeal, or at least Samsung is trying to make it sound appealing, with its focus on mobility and battery life. Of course, that's thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c and 8cx compute platforms which basically means the Galaxy Book Go series is the latest addition to the rather small group of Windows 10 on ARM laptops.

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Microsoft Windows event promises “biggest update” in years

Microsoft Windows event promises “biggest update” in years

Microsoft will host an event on June 24, 2021 with a promise to show "what's next for Windows." It's likely more than one head of Microsoft will appear at the event to present new features and potentially new devices with Windows. This will likely include product head Panos Panay and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as well as others.

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Microsoft’s WinGet 1.0 released for real: Here’s why you want it

Microsoft’s WinGet 1.0 released for real: Here’s why you want it

At long last, WinGet 1.0 is out in the wild, courtesy of Microsoft. This piece of software allows users to more readily work with 3rd-party applications on the regular by seeking out updates for said applications outside of the Microsoft Store. The release of this software is a sign that Microsoft is not only ready to believe that people want to use Windows in ways not served by the Microsoft Store's hosted apps - they're also ready to assist.

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Windows Your Phone now runs multiple Android apps on more phones

Windows Your Phone now runs multiple Android apps on more phones

Microsoft has been trying to bridge the gap between its so far one and only operating system and the mobile OS it at least has some influence over. Windows 10's Your Phone app tries to link almost all Android phones in some ways but its full potential is only realized if you have the latest high-end Samsung phones. It sometimes doesn't even work for older high-end Samsung phones. That changes a bit today now that Samsung's 2019 flagship can finally use one of Your Phone's most compelling features.

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