Tag Archives: Windows

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and it’s easy to enable. TechCrunch reports that the… Read More »

Windows 10 tip: How to disable unwanted startup programs

Every time you start your PC, Windows checks in more than a dozen places to see if you (or, more likely, some program you installed) has specified that a program should start automatically. Those auto-start programs can run as a result of entries in the Windows registry, scheduled tasks, Group Policy settings, even the ancient Win.ini file. Most… Read More »

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Windows 7’s security rollups, the most comprehensive of the fixes it pushes out each Patch Tuesday, have almost doubled in size since Microsoft revamped the veteran operating system’s update regimen last year. According to Microsoft’s own data, what it calls the “Security Quality Monthly Rollup” (rollup from here on) grew by more than 70% within the first dozen issued… Read More »

Windows 10 to Group Apps Into Tabs With ‘Sets’, Timeline Feature Coming Soon: Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft bringing tabs to Windows apps through ‘Sets’ The multitasking feature is inspired by Microsoft Edge Timeline is coming to next Windows Insider Preview build Microsoft is taking Windows 10 to new levels by adding a new multitasking feature called ‘Sets’, where apps are placed like tabs in a browser. The Redmond giant is also enhancing the latest Windows platform… Read More »

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

icrosoft’s latest batch of software updates for Windows has been blamed for a mysterious ailment befalling some poor old Epson dot-matrix printers. Reg readers let us know that, after installing this week’s Patch Tuesday payload from Redmond, their Windows boxes no longer work with Epson’s dot matrix printers (which are still a thing, apparently, especially among those working with… Read More »

Microsoft grants enterprises 6 more months of support for Windows 10 1511

Microsoft has reversed the retirement of Windows 10 version 1511, extending support for the 2015 feature upgrade by six months for commercial customers. “To help some early enterprise adopters that are still finishing their transition to Windows as a service, we will be providing a supplemental servicing package for Windows 10, version 1511, for an additional six months,… Read More »

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with settings and input improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with settings and input improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes,… Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Mixed Reality Headsets to Launch on October 17

At its keynote hour at IFA 2017 trade show, Microsoft said Friday it will start rolling out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17, delivering the third major update at no charge since the company moved its operating system to a service model. Announced earlier this year at the developer BUILD conference, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings several new functionalities to the… Read More »

Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

Microsoft’s reviving Windows Workstations with a new cut of Windows titled “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations”. The moniker “Windows for Workstations” was used for the cut of Windows NT 3.5.1 and 4.0 intended for use as desktops for the power-hungry, as opposed to the version of Windows NT intended to power servers. Windows for Workstations was rather more… Read More »

Windows 10 Gets ‘Eye Control’ Feature, Command Prompt Console Gets Colour Overhaul

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has announced Eye Control for Windows Insider preview build Microsoft Console has also received a new colour scheme Both the features are included in the latest Windows build 16257 To empower physically-challenged people to operate an on-screen mouse and keyboard, Microsoft has announced beta version of ‘Eye Control’ feature for Windows 10 that lets users control… Read More »