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Windows10NewsInfo Forum & Blog Now Open PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:29


Windows10NewsInfo Forum & Blog Now Open


I grew up with the age old adage "All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait!" Well we all will have to wait 7 more days for the official launch of Windows 10, but in the mean time you all are invited to visit our newest forum Windows 10 News Info and blog Windows 10 News Info. Windows10NewsInfo (w10ni) is dedicated to Windows 10, the Newest, Greatest, Fastest, most Secure Operating System to come out of Redmond. Not only is Windows 10 all the things mentioned above, it will probably be the last standalone OS from Microsoft. Windows 10 is designed to be "One Platform" knowing what type of device it is installed on and delivering unmatched performance and more native features than any OS previously released. If you are visiting W10NI for the first time, Please accept my invitation to join us at W10NI where you can contribute your expertise in helping others make their installation better or learn how to improve your iteration of Windows 10. If you already have membership..."Welcome Home" If you have been a member at W8NI, You have automatically been enrolled at W10NI using all the credentials you previously had. In the not to distant future we will be bidding adieu to our old friend Windows 8 News Info which has gotten us to this place in time. W8NI was a spin off from W7NI which started all of this, and so many of you have input your knowledge, ask important questions, and posted your beneficial articles, and least we not forget comments, compliments, and Oh yeah compilants about the OS and various other topics...Finish reading at windows10newsinfo forum.

Windows 10 build 10158 updates PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:42

Windows 10 build 10158 updates

After what seemed like a feeding frenzy of news regarding Microsoft's future, Gabe and the Windows team decided to push quietly out the latest build of Windows 10 to Insiders. Windows 10 build 10158 for PCs dropped a little later in the day and is bringing some final refinements just ahead of the Windows 10 July release date. According to the Windows Dev blog, Insiders upgrading to build 10158 can expect to see some great new features and improvements for you to try. General UX improvements and refinement: You’ll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you’ll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode. And when using the Start Menu, you can swipe up on the left side to open All apps. This also works in Tablet mode, when you have opened up the left side of Start behind the hamburger menu. Additionally, in All apps – you can click on a letter to quickly go to apps on the All apps list under that letter. Taskbar: On the Taskbar, when an app needs your attention, it will now flash in orange. And when you download something or move files around in File Explorer, the progress animation in the Taskbar has been changed back to green and back to animating horizontally (instead of white and animating vertically seen in the previous build – thanks for the feedback!). Cortana integration with Office 365: With this build, you’ll be able to try out the Cortana integration with Office 365 if your company is opted into First Release for Office 365. Cortana is already great at letting you quickly see what your day is going to look like, when and where to go for your first meeting, get a sense of travel times to work, or even get updates for upcoming trips from your calendar...Surely this has sparked your attention, and you have a yearning for more which means you should visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Turn your Windows 10 Insider Preview into Windows 10 RTM PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:16

windows 10 rtm

I think most active Windows Insiders have been hoping for a new build of Windows 10 today since it has been three weeks since build 10130 was released but unfortunately that build is not coming. We did however learn quite a bit about the last stages of the Windows Insider Program in these last 40 days or so before the release of Windows 10. In a blog post over at the Blogging Windows website, Gabe Aul our intrepid Ring Master, has provided information on key changes to the Windows 10 Insider Program related to the final builds before Windows 10 is made available to everyone on 29 July 2015. It all boils down to this – in order to get Windows 10 RTM (Home or Pro) on 29 July 2015 you need to take a few steps first. After following the those steps you will have any other pre-release builds delivered to your system and then the final version of Windows 10 will arrive for your Insider Preview based system on 29 July 2015. Through that upgrade process it will be properly activated for the life of that device. That build will be delivered via Windows Update just like all the others in the Insider Program. Connecting the Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 install is a change only for Windows Insiders. After the final build is delivered on 29 July no Microsoft account is needed to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 although that still doesn’t mean your Microsoft account might store your activation code for later use. These changes are being implemented now to wring out some of the infrastructure that will be used to continue a Windows Insider program after the release of Windows 10. Microsoft plans to ask Insiders to continue receiving updated builds of Windows 10 so new features, fixes and updates can be tested and of course they will continue looking for feedback before those changes are promulgated to the final build. If you have no interest in continuing to be an Insider there will of course be an option to leave the program...We have the steps needed to complete this process posted at windows8newsinfo forum.


Stopping the FUD PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 June 2015 20:44

Stopping the FUD

How many times have you seen in on the internet, whether it be in news stories from sites who know nothing about Microsoft, or from commenters who love spreading false information. Or you've seen it from readers who are genuinely confused about what Microsoft plans to do. Let's help stop the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and set the record straight. Windows 10 will not have an annual fee. Windows 10 will not charge you a yearly subscription after the free-for-one-year upgrade offer expires. Microsoft's Gabe Aul took it to Twitter just the other day to reiterate this point, after one Twitter user asked him to be clear. "@Microsoft before I go to #Windows10, you need to be clear what update free for year means? Statement leaves door open for annual fees later." Between July 29th 2015 and July 29th 2016, you will have the chance to snag a free upgrade to Windows 10. After July 29th 2016, you will have to pay for a Windows 10 license. How much will the license cost after the free year? That's not quite certain yet, but it will likely be the same price for the OEM version of the operating system ($119 for Home and $199 for Pro). However, chances are Microsoft will likely offer a discounted special to entice users to upgrade to the latest operating system. There will not be a yearly fee to run Windows 10 after July 2016. Unfortunately, Microsoft may have confused people by mentioning Windows 10 "as a service" causing people to believe there will be a subscription fee of sorts. There is no subscription model for Windows 10. Instead, Windows 10 "as a service" simply implies that Microsoft plans to update the operating system with smaller, more frequent updates, rather than larger Service Pack-like updates. Think of it like an app that gets updated regularly...At windows8newsinfo forum we try to keep everything as clear as possible.


Hands-On with Windows 10 Build 10125 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:26

Hands-On with Windows 10 Build 10125

When it comes to Windows 10, there are the official builds—the latest being 10122, which was provided to Fast Ring testers last week—and then there are the leaked builds. Windows 10125 falls into the latter category, and given where we are in the development cycle of this new OS, it won’t surprise you to discover that there are only minor differences between this build and the latest official build. “From here on out you’ll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing,” he wrote in the blog posted announcing the release of build 10122. “The Insider Previews continue to be aimed at very technical people who want to play with pre-released code, but I think you’ll feel more and more comfortable using this build and future builds on your day to day systems.” That wasn’t my experience with build 10122 at all, to be honest. Despite some obvious polish and improvements, Windows 10 remains too buggy for daily use. But what about build 10125? Is it worth braving the torrent world to attempt such an upgrade? No. And as always, my advice is to hold off for the official builds. I do this because I have to, because this is what I do for a living. And while I’m happy to share what I’ve discovered, you won’t have long to wait before we get a truly usable Insider Preview build. And let’s face it, we’re less than two months from the expected release of Windows 10. This thing is going to have to mature pretty quickly...Drop by windows8newsinfo forum for more hands on and to download this most recent leak.


Google eavesdropping tool PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:26

Google eavesdropping tool

Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. It was designed to support Chrome’s new “OK, Google” hotword detection – which makes the computer respond when you talk to it – but was installed, and, some users have claimed, it is activated on computers without their permission. “Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room,” said Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party founder, in a blog post. “Which means that your computer had been stealth configured to send what was being said in your room to somebody else, to a private company in another country, without your consent or knowledge, an audio transmission triggered by … an unknown and unverifiable set of conditions.” The feature is installed by default as part of Google’s Chrome browser. But open source advocates are up in arms about it also being installed with the open source variant Chromium, because the listening code is considered to be “black box”, not part of the open source audit process. After having identified Chromium as the culprit, developer Ofer Zelig said in a blog post: “While I was working I thought ‘I’m noticing that an LED goes on and off, on the corner of my eyesight [webcam]’. And after a few times when it just seemed weird, I sat to watch for it and saw it happening. Every few seconds or so.” Google also blamed the Linux distribution Debian for downloading the non-open source component with Chromium automatically, rather than Google Chrome. Learn more by turning your attention to windows8newsinfo forum.


Is the Leap Second 2015 a danger like Y2K PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 June 2015 02:20
Is the Leap Second 2015 a danger like Y2K Many IT companies are dreading over the leap second 2015. Most of these companies are considering the leap second as another Y2K-like bug. However, a recent blog on MSDN clears the air saying that leap second 2015 that is coming on June 30th is not a severe problem like Y2K and it will be taken care by most of the IT companies like Microsoft and Google. The concept behind a leap second and a leap year is same. It is basically a one-second adjustment done to the UTC or the Universal Time to match the days’ time adjacent to the mean solar time. Sometimes, due to climatic changes or natural events like earthquake, earth’s rotation varies. This directly affects the mean solar time. In order to match this irregular time, the leap seconds of UTC are made irregular and hence they become, slightly unpredictable. In simple words, when the event like leap second occurs, the UTC system’s clock can tick a second at any time, to adjust that extra second. The event of leap second hasn’t appeared for the first time. The last time it appeared was the year 2012. And this year it is going to occur on June 30th. The extra second will be inserted in the UTC at 23:59:60. IERS or the International Earth Rotation Service measures the earth’s rotation and makes sure if it is in sync with UTC. If it is delayed than UTC, then IERS decides when to insert a leap second to UTC. Generally, the leap second is inserted at the end of June or December and at UTC midnight. This time also, it is going to take place at the end of June. Basically, it is not the Leap second 2015; but it is the effect that this leap second might have on the computers and software that people are worried about. IT companies are even calling this extra second as the leap second bug. As per their prediction, the software cycle will go haywire due to this extra second and the program may respond in an unpredictable way; as it might misinterpret the leap second. So basically, when the clock completes the 3rd step, it should go to 5th step mentioned in above list. However, an extra second is inserted and that makes as 1 extra leap second. And people are worried that the software programs, internet and computer’s system clock will the 4th and 5th step as same and will overlap the procedures. Find out how your Windows Computer reacts to the extra Leap Second here. Synchronize the computer clock with the internet time server...We have a in depth explanation of the Leap Second 2015 posted at windows8newsinfo forum.
Windows 10 Staging Site PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:07

Windows 10 Staging Site

Clear cut sign that we are nearing the launch of Windows 10, just months away. Microsoft have launched a staging website for their new operating system. Complete with details, images, videos and links to other important resources. The highlight is the clean interface — the one we have seen ever all Microsoft sites transition to ever since the launch of the company’s modern platform, Windows 8. Another key element is the short video clip that introduces the upcoming OS. A sneak peek in the form of images is also available, with the dedicated gallery showing many of the new features of Windows 10, both on desktop computers and smartphones. And finally, there are handy links to resources, both for developers and general users that want to sign up for the Windows Insider program. Business and corporate customers also have a couple of pointers if they seek more information. On the whole, this is a well presented introduction to the new operating system, and the software titan is sure to build this portal up as we near the launch of Windows 10 sometimes this summer...Follow along as we crescendo to the General Availability of the next iteration of Windows at this new staging site and at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 3.0 turns 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 May 2015 01:22

 Windows 3.0

There are few who doubt Windows has been a successful product for Microsoft. One of the first truly successful versions of Windows was Windows 3.0 and the classic OS is now 25 years old (Windows 3.0 was released back in May 22nd of 1990). During this time, Microsoft has evolved Windows into a product which doesn’t look too different from the early GUI. Obviously interfaces of computers in 1990 were simpler but there are a surprising number of common elements. UI elements like the minimize button, scroll bars, and the ‘File’ drop down remain in most desktop applications today. Windows 10 still contains Notepad, Calculator, and a DOS prompt for users to accomplish simple productivity much like Windows 3.0 did. Mostly Windows has evolved as a platform; supporting faster processors and video cards, more ram and larger hard drives, and new interface methods. The majority of improvements exist below the GUI where users cannot see such as support for more advanced programming languages as well as more sophisticated security. Early GUIs brought computers to everyday people who weren’t interested in memorizing DOS commands. Windows 3.0’s large adoption was assisted by it being pre-installed on hard drives instead of just including disks in the box. This began Microsoft’s reign by default which has continued for many years. Looking back, we can all smile and be glad our computers can display more than 256 colors and sample higher than 44.1 kHz of audio...Happy Birthday Windows 3.0!



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