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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

The first early Silicon Mac benchmarks are just a pale reflection of the potential Apple could unleash with these machines.

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Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

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Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

The company intentionally removed the “update deferral” options from the Win10 version 2004 Update Advanced options pane, ostensibly “to prevent confusion.” Riiiiight. But there’s good news: a newly documented Pro, Education and...

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Microsoft wants Windows 10 servicing calendars? Here are two more

Microsoft's "Windows servicing calendars" are designed to help companies keep track of several product lines so IT shops can prep and deploy each year's updates. But they don't have to be set in stone.

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WWDC 2020: Yes, Apple is dumping Intel, gently

Apple will ship its first Macs running its own Apple-developed ARM-based processors this year as it begins a two-year transition from Intel.

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The argument for dedicated collaboration hardware

Maybe a PC isn’t the ideal communications tool for video and audio. If not, then what is?

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Microsoft to resume non-security updates for Windows 10 in July

The company plans to resume distribution of the non-security updates, but only to Windows 10 1809 and, eventually, to Windows Server.

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Windows 10 version 2004 slams into a Storage Spaces brick wall

According to official sources, the latest Windows upgrade contains a bug in the Storage Spaces feature. Information, as usual, is sketchy. We have no idea what triggers the bug, or whether rolling back to 1909 will fix it, but … why...

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Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

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Odds are we'll all soon move to Desktop-as-a-Service

I still love my standalone desktops. But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people to work from home, it's becoming clear, we're doing a lousy job of protecting our PCs. The only real answer: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

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WWDC 2020: Apple to announce move to ARM-powered Macs

Apple reportedly intends to announce a move to use its own ARM-developed chips inside Macs starting next year.

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It's a bumpy road for the Win10 version 2004 rollout

Microsoft’s been testing the “final” version of Win10 May 2020 Update - better known as version 2004 - for almost six months now. The number and nature of extant problems at this late date hits a new low, even by Microsoft’s...

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Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

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Windows 10X: Train wreck in slow motion – or the future of Windows?

Microsoft hasn't said much about Windows 10X – and what it has spelled out so far leaves the company's plans unclear. Is 10X the next version of Windows 10? Or a dead end?

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What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

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How PaaS could drive sustainability into the PC market

IT buyers have long wanted a true PaaS (PCs-as-a-Service) option, and, more recently, high sustainability products from their tech suppliers. The PaaS model, done right, potentially provides both.

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13 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

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Podcast: Answering your Windows 10 questions: May 2020

Listen as Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.  And check out Preston's column on how the coronavirus will change Windows...

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