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Windows 10 is now installed on over 800 million devices

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Mar 8 2019 12:28 AM CST

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has hit a couple of major milestones, where it was spread far and wide today that over 800 million devices have Windows 10 installed.

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The other big milestone for Windows 10 is that it has the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows, something underlined by Microsoft Corporate VP of Modern Life & Devices Yusuf Mehdi. Mehdi tweeted: "Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million #Windows10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows".

Microsoft predicted it would have 1 billion users with Windows 10 within 2-3 years, but it hasn't quite hit that peak yet. However, Windows 7 is about to die finally and that should see Windows 10 adoption skyrocket.

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Windows 10 Pro for only $12.41, Office 2016 Pro just $28.10

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 26 2018 6:42 PM CDT

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Windows 10 passes 700 million active users

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Apr 3 2018 8:30 PM CDT

Windows 10 has been installed by over 700 million users across the world, with commercial usage of Windows 10 increasing 84% year-over-year, which is impressive.

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Terry Myerson, the outgoing Windows boss, explained: "Today, we are now approaching 700 million active Windows 10 users, commercial usage is growing 84% year over year, Xbox One is running a Windows 10 core, Surface is leading PC innovation, HoloLens is bringing breakthroughs to computer vision, our universal Microsoft store enables Xbox GamePass, Azure reserved instances, and Office distribution, and the OEM ecosystem is revitalized with profitable growth. Last year, we finished the year with over $8B in operating income from our segment".

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Windows 10's new update has AI, but uses your GPU power

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Mar 7 2018 11:32 PM CST

Microsoft has said that their new update for Windows 10 will have baked-in AI that will "operate complex machine learning applications locally that normally run in the cloud", reports The Next Web.

Windows 10's new update has AI, but uses your GPU power | TweakTown.com

The new AI-focused update to Windows 10 will need more processing power to give the artificial intelligence some brainpower, so your GPU will be used. Yay. In a world where GPUs are being targetted by crypto jacking, where your CPU or GPU are used to mine cryptocurrency, now Microsoft wants to take a bit of your GPU to power their AI.

Microsoft even teamed with NVIDIA and AMD for the new AI powers in Windows 10, but the company also worked with Intel where they will give Windows developers access to hardware alternatives. Intel is enabling developers to build "engaging and magical AI-powered experiences using Windows ML and the Intel Movidius VPU", says Microsoft's corporate vice president for the Windows Developer Platform Kevin Gallo.

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Windows 10 on ARM detailed, FUD is now spreading

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Feb 19 2018 10:21 PM CST

If there was something I've been excited over more than most things in the technology industry, but the thought of Windows 10 on ARM was doing funny things to my body. But now... it seems there's not much to get excited for, a bunch of things to be disappointed about, and a few points to be downright pissed off at.

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Microsoft reportedly published a list of limitations that Windows 10 on ARM would bring, but the list was quickly deleted over the weekend. This is the internet remember, so a cached copy of the information is still available and now we get to look at the major limitations and disappointments of Windows 10 on ARM:

  • 64-bit apps will not work. Yes, Windows 10 on ARM can run Windows desktop applications. But it can only run 32-bit (x86) desktop applications, not 64-bit (x64) applications. (The documentation doesn't note this, but support for x64 apps is planned for a future release.)
  • Certain classes of apps will not run. Utilities that modify the Windows user interface-like shell extensions, input method editors (IMEs), assistive technologies, and cloud storage apps-will not work in Windows 10 on ARM. They will need to be recompiled for ARM, and my guess is that this will not happen in most cases, especially in the next year.
  • It cannot use x86 drivers. While Windows 10 on ARM can run x86 Windows applications, it cannot utilize x86 drivers. Instead, it will require native ARM64 drivers instead. This means that hardware support will be much more limited than is the case with mainstream Windows 10 versions. In other words, it will likely work much like Windows 10 S does today.
  • No Hyper-V. This was a gray area previously-I've heard the phrase "it's just Windows 10, so it will work" several times-but now it's real: Hyper-V is not supported in Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Older games and graphics apps may not work. Windows 10 on ARM supports DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and DirectX 12, but apps/games that target older versions will not work. Apps that require hardware-accelerated OpenGL will also not work.

Now, just to make it very clear: Windows 10 on ARM and the huge deal between Qualcomm and Snapdragon technology to get into Windows 10 devices, is going to be a game changer. It's not just the gamers, or to get the headlines like 'OMFG, Windows 10 gives us 30 hours of gaming on-the-go'. Yeah, no.

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Windows 10 will soon have 'Ultimate Performance' mode

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Feb 15 2018 9:29 PM CST

Microsoft is ready to unleash a new Ultimate Performance mode to Windows 10, something that will give beefier desktop PCs additional performance, while laptops and tablets will receive more performance soon.

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This new Ultimate Performance mode is something Windows 10 users can turn on when High Performance mode isn't enough, where the new mode will disable all power management. With ultimate performance unleashed, it will eliminate "micro-latencies" and provide 100% performance.

Microsoft will be letting PC makers provides the option of shipping out systems with Ultimate Performance enabled out of the box.

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Windows 10 update for 2018 called 'Spring Creators Update'

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Feb 5 2018 8:36 PM CST

Microsoft is steady and strong with Windows 10 updates, and now we're hearing the name of the 2018 update to Windows 10: Spring Creators Update.

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The company started their February Bug Bush and had some Quests to Insiders in order to find some bugs, with references of the Spring Creators Update found by @WildDreamer95 on Twitter, and found by Richard Hay. Hay tweeted: "Is Windows 10 Redstone 4 the Springs Creators Update? This Windows Defender Application Guard Quest for this months Bug Bash seems to like that name! Thanks to @WildDreamer95 for the tip."

After the Spring Creators Update reference was found, Microsoft were quick to replace the text with 'R4 update'.

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Windows 10 is now on over 600 million devices

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 29 2017 9:33 PM CST

It was only earlier this year that Microsoft boasted that there were over 500 million devices powered by Windows 10, but six months later the Redmond-based giant has added another 100 million users bringing the total to a whopping 600 million.

Windows 10 is now on over 600 million devices | TweakTown.com

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the new figures during Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting today, missing the mark that they planned on reaching by 2018. Originally, Microsoft expected to have Windows 10 running on 1 billion devices, but is now 400 million - or 40%, short of that number.

The Verge report that Microsoft revised its numbers for Windows 10 installations, targeting 550 million active Windows 10 devices by the end of June, and 575 million by the end of September. This means reaching 600 million by the end of November is falling into line, but will there ever be 1 billion Windows 10 devices? If so, it won't be in 2018 at this rate.

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Windows 10 data collection breaks Dutch privacy laws

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 15 2017 6:10 PM CDT

We all know Windows 10 sucks all of our data and sends it to the Illuminati, but now Microsoft is facing a growing threat from the Netherlands' Data Protection Authority, where Windows 10 violates the country's data protection law.

Windows 10 data collection breaks Dutch privacy laws | TweakTown.com

This is even after the changes Microsoft made to Windows 10 with the Creators Update, but Microsoft doesn't "clearly inform" users of the type of data that they're collecting, and the reason why they need it. Officials think that Windows' default settings stop users from truly consenting to the data collection, which is a really big problem.

The DPA has said that during the installation process, Windows 10 defaults to full data sharing, encouraging you to accept those terms. Accepting these terms doesn't mean you gave permission, says the Data Protection Authority. The regulator has also said that the Creators Update didn't honor some users' previous privacy settings, and that Microsoft doesn't make it clear that their Edge browser is continuously sucking down all of your app and browsing data when you've got the default privacy settings enabled.

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Google's AI has a much higher IQ than Apple's Siri

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 8 2017 9:50 PM CDT

Apple might get a lot of the media spotlight for the iPhone, but Google kicks Apple's ass in more ways than one when it comes to services... and especially AI assistants.

Siri was announced six years ago now, with much more competiion in the artificial intelligence assistant game now from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and others. But now a team of researchers out of Cornell have been working on a new report that sheds some light on which company makes the best AI for smartphones.

Google's AI has an IQ of around 47.28, which is just below the average IQ of a six-year-old, while Siri has an IQ of just 23.9. The team said: "Although this work is still in progress, the results so far indicate that the artificial-intelligence systems produced by Google, Baidu, and others have significantly improved over the past two years but still have certain gaps as compared with even a six-year-old child," the researchers wrote in a paper published on ArXiv".

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