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Well, this is not good. Chunks of source code related to internal Windows builds that have not yet been released to the general public were leaked online. According to The Register, a "massive treasure trove" totaling 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints was compressed down to 8TB and uploaded to BetaArchive.com, an online repository for beta software and what is known as abandonware.Image Source: Flickr (Julien GONG Min) Why this is potentially a big deal is because having access to source code—in this case, code that is normally closely guarded—allows hackers to look for vulnerabilities and then write exploits for them. According to the initial report,... Read more...
Microsoft's work on Windows never ceases. Earlier this week the Redmond outfit finally starting pushing its much anticipated Creators Update to Windows 10, but if Microsoft's engineers (and Windows Insiders) thought they could take a breath, they should think again. There is already a new build of Windows 10 available to testers, version 16176 for PC (and 15204 for mobile) as Microsoft works on Redstone 3, its next major update that is slated to arrive later this year. In the early going, the focus for Redstone 3 is to improve OneCore, the underlying the code that all versions of Windows 10 across various hardware platforms are based on, and improving Linux support. We'll get to the latter in... Read more...
Windows 10 users who are in the Insider Preview program and happen to be games (which is likely a big portion of the audience) were disappointed to learn that the the most recently released build was an absolute mess for gaming. An issue with the graphics stack caused crashing issues for many popular PC games including Fallout 4, Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3. Thankfully, Microsoft has been working around the clock to ease the pain of Windows Insiders and has fixed the graphics stack bug with the release of Windows 10 Build 14251. Considering that previous preview build was numbered 11102, that is a pretty huge leap. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul took to the Windows Blog to explain the large difference... Read more...