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Microsoft will officially unveil the next generation of Windows on June 24th, but the company's plans prematurely leaked yesterday. We were already relatively confident that the new operating system from Redmond would be called Windows 11, but an early ISO leaked confirming the name and a lot more. Given that Windows 11 is likely to be one of the highest profile software releases of 2021, we were eager to get a taste of what it has to offer (at least in its current state), so we installed it on two of our in-house test laptops. In this case, we chose a Dell XPS 13 9300 complete with a 10th generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) processor and 16GB of RAM. We also opted for a Lenovo IdeaPad... Read more...
It seems kind of hard to believe, but Windows 10 has been around for nearly six years. The operating system initially launched in summer 2015 and has seen regular updates as the years passed. However, Microsoft is ready to turn the page to a new chapter in the Windows story with what CEO Satya Nadella calls "one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade." Nadella made the comments today at Microsoft's BUILD developer conference, but it's unclear what precisely he is referring to. Is he talking about an all-new Windows operating system, or perhaps the Sun Valley update that is supposed to bring significant visual updates to the entire Windows 10 UI? We're placing bets on the... Read more...
Have you ever opened some buried menu in Windows 10 or stumble upon an icon and think, “Huh, that looks old”? That may soon be a thing of the past as Microsoft is prepping to deliver a visual rejuvenation with Project Sun Valley. Testers from the Insider program will get an early look, with the visual changes rolling out sometime later this year. We have talked about the Sun Valley refresh since at least late last year, with rumors of File Explorer changes, among other things. As we get closer to the presumed launch, reportedly coming sometime around October or November, information is slowly starting to trickle out about the update. Most recently, some have noticed some new icons... Read more...
Anyone who builds a new PC after Microsoft rolls out its next major update to Windows 10, codenamed Sun Valley, will notice some missing apps. Not to worry though, they are probably not ones you used very much, if at all. Arguably the most notable one is Paint 3D, as shown above, which will no longer come pre-installed on Windows 10. In essence, Microsoft is clearing out some of the bloat from Windows 10. Nothing overly dramatic, mind you, but a few apps that do little more than take up disk space are getting the boot on new installations. If you are upgrading an existing build, however, the banished apps will remain on your PC. Likewise, if you truly miss them when performing a clean installation... Read more...