Sometimes at Ars Technica, a staffer has to call in "sick" for reasons other than illness, emergency, or hangover. Those are all poor working states, but I would argue that one is even worse: a computer meltdown. Everyone on staff has suffered at least one of these (or its awful cousin, the ISP outage) and been left distracted or set back to some extent. But when the crash in … [Read more...] about How I went from testing a fancy new graphics card to shouting at Windows 10
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The October 2018 Update (version 1809) is the second semi-annual feature update and the sixth major refresh for Windows 10 that introduces a new set of improvements and features around productivity, performance, and security, including the highly requested dark theme for File Explorer and new cloud clipboard. In addition, this release includes two new built-in apps, including … [Read more...] about Windows 10 October 2018 Update biggest problems and complaints
Assuming that there not hiccups at the eleventh hour, Microsoft is expected to release the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) on October 2. This is the sixth major update that the OS is getting in the last three years, and it's a continuation of the April 2018 Update that introduces a new set of features and enhancements. However, officially releasing on October 2 … [Read more...] about Is your PC getting the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on October 2?
When buying a new laptop, you may have noticed that’s labeled with “S Mode.” It’s a version of Windows 10 that deliberately limits users to installing apps from the Windows Store and imposes certain other restrictions. That’s a weird thing to do when you think about it. Who wants their PC to be more limited, on purpose? Well, Microsoft gives … [Read more...] about Windows 10 in S Mode rubs me the wrong way
Microsoft has issued another round of cumulative updates today, following up on those released last week and on this month's Patch Tuesday before that. The latest round of fixes are available for Windows 10 April 2018 Update PCs, along with PCs still running the Fall Creators Update and last spring's Creators Update. Here's a look at all of the fixes included, along with each … [Read more...] about Microsoft issues new round of Windows 10 cumulative updates