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The latest Chrome update leverages its PWA platform on Windows 10 - OnMSFT (blog)

Google may have just broke the damn on PWA's being treated as first class citizens on the desktop with its Chrome 70 release on Windows 10 and Chrome OS (Chrome 67). The latest Chrome upgrade comes with the rare collaborative support between ...

Microsoft fixes more issues in Windows 10 October 2018 Update before public rollout - WindowsLatest (blog)

Microsoft today released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809 and it's currently rolling out to Insiders. Windows 10 Build 17763.104 (KB4464455) is available for Insiders in Slow Ring and Release Preview Ring. It comes with several ...

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 is now available for Slow and Release Preview Insiders - OnMSFT (blog)

If Microsoft has yet to resume the public rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the company has just shipped a new cumulative for the build 17763 which is now available for Slow and Release Preview Insiders. This new patch bumps the build ...

Patched Windows 10 October 2018 update with number of fixes now available to Slow and Release Preview rings - MSPoweruser

After the file deletion disaster, Microsoft is taking it slow and easy while testing the October 2018 Windows 10 update. The company has re-issued the Windows 10 October 2018 update Build 17763.104 which includes cumulative update KB4464455 to ...

Microsoft Begins Rolling Out Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 to Insiders - Wccftech

Having released a Preview Build last week, Microsoft has just started to roll out Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 (KB4464455) to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. Today's cumulative update brings the follows ...

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 Released to Insiders With Fixes - BleepingComputer

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.104 is now rolling out to the Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview Ring with important fixes. This build fixes issues with the Task Manager, third-party Antivirus products, and addresses driver ...

You can now use Chrome to install Progressive Web Apps on Windows 10 - WindowsLatest (blog)

Google Chrome 70 is now available and you can use it to install Progressive Web Apps on your Windows 10 device. Google says that web apps installed on desktop offer an experience much like native apps. The progressive web apps are integrated into the ...

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Inches Closer to Re-Release - Thurrott.com (blog)

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update had a very rough start. It all started when Microsoft released the update to the public, soon following multiple reports of a data deletion issue affecting some users. The company later pulled the update ...

Hold off before installing that new patch or update - Reno Gazette Journal

Windows 10 users who recently noticed their files are missing are not alone. Just days after releasing the latest version of Windows 10 version 1809 update, Microsoft is issuing a recall. Microsoft began receiving reports of missing files from users ...

What to do when a game won't run - PC Gamer

If you're new to PC gaming, open the System Information window—an easy way to get there is to hit the circle in your Windows 10 taskbar and search for 'system.' Next, find the game's minimum system requirements, which are usually published on the ...

Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update - WindowsLatest (blog)

A while ago Microsoft confirmed that it plans to end support for older versions of Windows 10 and last week the company finally brought the shutters down by pulling support for the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update version 1607. Microsoft had ...

Google Chrome Now Lets You Install PWAs As Regular Apps on Windows 10 - Thurrott.com (blog)

With desktop PWA support, Chrome now lets users install PWAs as regular apps on Windows 10. You can, for example, install Starbuck's PWA app as an app from the Chrome menu and it will then show up on the Start Menu in Windows 10. You can then ...

For Honor 'Marching Fire' expansion launches on Xbox One and PC - Windows Central

Keep an eye on WindowsCentral.com/Gaming for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews! This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for more details. ViewClose Comments (1). Games · for honor.

Bank customer was 4 numbers away from having accounts drained by a scammer. Here's how he spotted the phishing ... - St. George Daily Spectrum

The topics for this fourth installment of the Windows Seminar series will cover buying a new printer, using MS Edge, how to speed-up the boot process in Windows 10, and some new features of the Windows 10 2018 October Update. The latest version of ...

Crysis trilogy joins Xbox backward compatibility - Windows Central

Ever since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced, gamers have been asking for a few high-profile games. While the majority of requests revolve around the Call of Duty franchise, the Crysis trilogy has been another hot series. Today, Xbox Live's ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 FAQ: What's new, black finish, accessories, and more - Windows Central

... presumably at a higher cost. If you want Windows 10 Pro you can purchase a license through the Microsoft Store and upgrade the device instantly. If you don't know the difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro we have a detailed guide explaining ...

This Week's Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Sony FS5, GoPro Karma, ZEISS Lens and more - cinema5D news

The Windows 10 Home 64-bit OS is being displayed on 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 anti-glare IPS display. The laptop further offers SD & MMC card reader, USB 3.0 type-A and HDMI connectors, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, bluetooth 4.2 and gigabit ethernet port. Buy link: Dell ...

Sonca review: A gorgeous media player for Windows 10 - Windows Central

It's available for Windows 10, Xbox One, HoloLens, and the Surface Hub. The standard price is $7.99, but it's on sale at the time of this review for $4.99. The app is made by Finebits, who also published Torrex and some other popular apps for Windows 10.

How to install a virtual machine on Windows 10 using Hyper V, now even easier with Quick Create - OnMSFT (blog)

Currently, it's possible to run a number of Linux distros natively on Windows 10. However, these Linux environments are limited in the features and tools that you can use. In Windows 10, there are only three distros to choose from: Ubuntu, SUSE Linux ...

How to restore internet access to apps after the Windows 10 October ... - Windows Central

In this guide, we'll show you three recommendations to get apps from the Microsoft Store connecting to the internet after upgrading to the Windows 10 October ...

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10
A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows 10 Logo.svg
Windows 10 build 14393 (Redstone).png
Windows 10 version 1607, showing the Start menu and Action Center
Developer Microsoft
OS family Microsoft Windows
Source model Closed source and shared source
Released to
manufacturing
July 15, 2015; 17 months ago (2015-07-15)
General
availability
July 29, 2015; 16 months ago (2015-07-29)
Latest release 1607 (10.0.14393.576)
Latest preview 1703 (10.0.14986.1001)
Marketing target Personal computing
Update method Windows Update, Windows Store, Windows Server Update Services
Platforms IA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64
Kernel type Hybrid (Windows NT)
Userland Windows API
.NET Framework
Universal Windows Platform
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Default user interface Windows shell (Graphical)
License Trialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, MSDN subscription, Microsoft Imagine
Preceded by Windows 8.1 (2013)
Official website windows.microsoft.com
Support status
RTM:
  • Mainstream support until October 13, 2020,
  • Extended support until October 14, 2025
Version 1607 LTSB:
  • Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
  • Extended support until October 13, 2026

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014. The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as "universal apps"; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Windows Holographic. The Windows user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices‍—‌particularly on 2-in-1 PCs; both interfaces include an updated Start menu which incorporates elements of Windows 7's traditional Start menu with the tiles of Windows 8. The first release of Windows 10 also introduces a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

Microsoft described Windows 10 as an "operating system as a service" that would receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality, augmented with the ability for enterprise environments to receive non-critical updates at a slower pace, or use long-term support milestones that will only receive critical updates, such as security patches, over their five-year lifespan of mainstream support. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, argued that the goal of this model was to reduce fragmentation across the Windows platform, as Microsoft aimed to have Windows 10 installed on at least one billion devices in the two to three years following its release.

Windows 10 received mostly positive reviews upon its original release in July 2015; critics praised Microsoft's decision to downplay user-interface mechanics introduced by Windows 8 (including the full screen apps and Start screen) in non-touch environments to provide a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions of Windows, although Windows 10's touch-oriented user interface mode was panned for containing regressions upon the touch-oriented interface of Windows 8. Critics also praised the improvements to Windows 10's bundled software over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, as well as the functionality and capabilities of Cortana personal assistant and the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge.

Critics characterized the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015 as being rushed, citing the incomplete state of some of the operating system's bundled software (such as the Edge web browser), as well as the stability of the operating system itself on launch. Windows 10 was also criticized for limiting how users can control its operation, including limited controls over the installation of updates on the main consumer-oriented edition in comparison to previous versions. Privacy concerns were also voiced by critics and advocates, as the operating system's default settings and certain features require the transmission of user data to Microsoft or its partners. Microsoft has also received criticism for how it has distributed Windows 10 to users of existing versions of Windows, which has included the automatic downloads of installation files to computers, the recurring display of pop-ups advertising the upgrade, and allegations of the installation process being scheduled or initiated automatically without expressed user consent.

Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, and with previous versions of Windows declining in their share of total usage as measured by web traffic. The operating system is running on more than 400 million active devices and has an estimated usage share of 24.43% on traditional PCs and 12.08% across all platforms (PC, mobile, tablet, and console).