Sources speaking to Paul Thurrott have said that the Surface Go, Microsoft’s latest miniaturized version of its flagship Windows tablet, was originally intended to use an ARM processor. It reportedly wasn’t until Intel ‘petitioned Microsoft heavily’ that it went with a Pentium Gold processor.The report deals with a response many had to the Surface Go: why did Microsoft choose an Intel processor for its smallest Surface tablet instead of an ARM-based one, considering the latter’s supposed benefits to battery life and mobile-centric use?Not to mention that Microsoft was expected to set an example for Windows on ARM. Earlier this year, the Windows on ARM platform debuted to poor performance, so an improvement was expected.Update: A Microsoft spokesperson has provided us with the following statement: "Part of being product makers is listening to our customers and pushing ourselves to evolve and improve with every generation of devices we create. The Intel … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go was reportedly almost an ARM Windows tablet
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Windows 10 New Windows 10 preview updates sign-in screen In latest Windows test builds, Microsoft discourages alternate browsers After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately Microsoft's October 2 Fall Event: What to expect Ubuntu maintainer Canonical and Microsoft have teamed up to release an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image that's available through Microsoft's Hyper-V gallery. The Ubuntu Desktop image should deliver a better experience when running it as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro host, according to Canonical. The optimized version is Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.1 LTS release, also known as Bionic Beaver. Microsoft's work with Canonical was prompted by its users who wanted a "first-class experience" on Linux virtual machines (VMs) as well as Windows VMs. To achieve this goal, Microsoft worked with the developers of XRDP, an open-source remote-desktop protocol (RDP) for Linux based on Microsoft's RDP for Windows. Thanks to that work, XRDP now supports … [Read more...] about Linux on Windows 10: Running Ubuntu VMs just got a lot easier, says Microsoft
In addition to pushing out a boatload of new Surface hardware yesterday, Microsoft also made the October 2018 update of Windows 10 generally available—it should be heading to your machine soon if it isn’t there already. Here are all the new features you’re going to be able to take advantage of with the new update. This being Windows, of course, there are dozens of little tweaks and improvements spread across the vast amount of code that makes up the operating system, but these are some of the most significant differences you’ll notice. 1) Sync your phone with Windows 10 The biggest upgrade arriving with Windows 10 is the Your Phone app, which you can find from the Start menu. If you remember the old Phone Companion app, it does something similar—essentially making it easier to use Windows 10 and your smartphone together. Right now the app is limited in terms of what you can do on an iPhone (you can transfer web links and that’s it), but integration … [Read more...] about 9 Things You Can Do in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update That You Couldn’t Do Before
Microsoft announced today that Windows Defender is the first antivirus to gain the ability to run inside a sandbox environment. Windows 10 Microsoft's former Windows Chief Terry Myerson joins two investment firms What Microsoft's executive compensation metrics say about its priorities New Windows 10 1809 bug: Zip data-loss flaw is months old but Microsoft missed it Windows 10 October update's new public rollout nears as Microsoft fixes more bugs In software design, a "sandbox" is a security mechanism that works by separating a process inside a tightly controlled area of the operating system that gives that process access to limited disk and memory resources.The idea is to prevent bugs and exploit code from spreading from one process to another, or to the underlying OS.A sandbox escape is one of the most complex pieces of exploitation malware, or a hacker can perform, and running programs inside sandboxed environments is considered an optimal security measure and good software … [Read more...] about Windows Defender becomes first antivirus to run inside a sandbox
You don’t necessarily need to install a desktop application to get your hands on a decent office suite any more, and the biggest names in tech all have free, online productivity tools you can access from any browser—so which one should you be using? We take a look at the features, strengths, and weaknesses of each. For people who need to get online work done fast Google has had a long time to refine its web app technologies—it picked up Writely, the foundation of Google Docs, in 2006. It shows with the slickness and speed of the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps that are built into Google Drive. Don’t forget the wider Google Drive app either, because as far as organizing, searching for, and viewing files on the web goes, it’s ahead of iCloud and OneDrive at this point. If all you need to do is bang out a book report or whip up a small spreadsheet quickly to share to your boss, then Google Docs is your best bet. It’s the perfect blend of simplicity … [Read more...] about Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?