Steam Hardware Survey for July 2021 reveals the latest data about gamers' hardware and software preferences. According to Steam, almost 90% of users (89.66%, to be precise) prefer Windows 10 over any other platform (it is not like they have that much choice). Now-unsupported Windows 7 remains relatively popular with 5.48% of users. Combined with the 32-bit version, Windows 7 occupies 5.59% of the entire userbase and sits tightly in second place.
Microsoft today introduced a new feature for IT Pros, layered Group Policy. This new feature allows configuring which devices can be installed on machines across your organization and which are prohibited.
Here are the latest firmware updates available for a bunch of Surface computers. This time, new patches are available Surface Pro 4, the original Surface Book, and Surface Laptop 3. Here is what is new in those updates.
Microsoft has updated Windows 10 with a new capability. WSL users can now install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with a single command,
wsl --install. This command is one of the improvements included in the second version of WSL.
Microsoft is finally delivering its long-promised major update for the Edge browser on Android. The company started rolling out Edge 92 for Google's mobile operating system. It contains quite a lot of significant changes, both visible and under-the-hood.
Microsoft today released a new Preview update to users of Windows 10 version 2004, 20H2, and 21H1, which share the common base. The released patch is KB5004296, and it comes with a huge list of fixes.
The upcoming release of Windows LTSC will be the last one based on Windows 10, and all subsequent ones will be built on Windows 11.
Windows 11, the latest operating system from Microsoft, which is due to release later this year, brings not only several interface changes. Several weeks ago, Microsoft announced new servicing policies for Windows 11. The operating system will get one major update a year with two years of support for each version. As for enterprise customers, they will be getting 36 months of mainstream support.
Microsoft today reissued KB5004296 to Windows 10 Insiders on the Release Preview channel. The patch is available for Windows 10 version 21H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1, and raises the OS build number to 19044.1149 and 19043.1149, respectively.
During the Windows 11 unveil event, Microsoft announced a host of new gaming improvements coming with "the next generation" of Windows. One of those improvements is DirectStorage API - a special set of instructions that significantly improves loading time on computers with DirectX 12-compatible GPUs and NVMe SSDs.
While the most exciting stuff in the Windows world is happening around Windows 11, Microsoft is committed to supporting users on Windows 10. According to Microsoft, more than 1.3 billion monthly active devices are running Windows 10. Due to peculiar Windows 11 hardware requirements, not all Windows 10 users will get a chance to update to the next version of Windows. That means Microsoft needs to continue providing support in form of regular updates and patches for Windows 10. On its official Windows Blog, Microsoft announced the next feature update for Windows 10, 21H2.