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As time goes on, we continue to learn new things about the Windows 10 operating system, the successor to Windows 8/8.1 that Microsoft is planning to launch next year. The latest tidbit comes from Gabriel Aul, head of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals team, who took to Twitter to announce that Windows 10 will support FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) from day one. That's good news for audiophiles.FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but with lossless compression, meaning there's no loss in audio quality from the original source. Nevertheless, FLAC's fancy algorithm is capable of reducing a music file by up to 60 percent of its original size -- it's the equivalent of... Read more...