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Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update Revealed.
     Fri, Aug 26 2016 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were recently invited to an exclusive tech briefing on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, where Andres Sirel, Windows & Devices Group Lead, demonstrated new features like Windows Ink, as well as improvements in Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Windows Notes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 vs. Ubuntu Bash On Windows 10 Anniversary
     Wed, Aug 24 2016 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Microsoft and Canonical brought Bash and Ubuntu's user-space to Windows 10 earlier this year I ran some preliminary benchmarks of Ubuntu on Windows 10 versus a native Ubuntu installation on the same hardware. Now that this "Windows Subsystem for Linux" is part of the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I've carried out some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu running atop Windows 10 compared to Ubuntu running bare metal."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update Revealed
     Tue, Aug 16 2016 | 9:03A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were recently invited to an exclusive tech briefing on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, where Andres Sirel, Windows & Devices Group Lead, demonstrated new features like Windows Ink, as well as improvements in Windows Hello, Microsoft Edge, Windows Notes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 NVIDIA OpenGL Performance
     Fri, Apr 15 2016 | 12:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With having a clean Windows 10 installation around for the benchmarking of Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10 and Windows vs. Linux Vulkan benchmarking, I also took the opportunity to run a number of OpenGL benchmarks on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux with the same hardware and set of graphics cards. In this article are benchmarks of Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 with various NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: The Windows 10 Mobile Flagship
     Tue, Apr 12 2016 | 9:01A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Forget almost everything you’ve read about the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL up to this point. We know that’s a bold statement, but bear with us here. Save for the phone’s specifications, if there’s one thing we’ve learned evaluating the 950 XL over the last few weeks it’s that virtually everything from the OS to the camera app has been changed or updated very recently, and it has affected battery life, responsiveness, and browsing, among many other things. Information published about the Lumia 950 XL that's any more than a couple of weeks old is simply outdated. It seems that Microsoft was tweaking a large number of elements and features in preparation for Windows 10 Mobile’s “official” release on a wide range of devices. Sure, Windows 10 came pre-installed on the Lumia 950 series, but there have been major changes over the phones’ relatively short lifespan. In any case, we’ve been using the Lumia 950 XL as our daily driver for a few weeks now and think we’ve gotten a very good feel for the phone and how it compares to previous-gen devices and the competition...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

The Performance Of Ubuntu Software Running On Windows 10
     Mon, Apr 11 2016 | 5:45P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At the end of March was the surprising news about Microsoft bringing Bash and Ubuntu's user-space to Windows 10 via a new "Linux subsystem" for natively dealing with Linux ELF binaries atop Windows. Since last week the latest Windows Insider update now ships with said support for being able to run Bash and other Ubuntu user-space programs on Windows 10. I've been benchmarking the performance of Ubuntu/Linux software on Windows 10 and have some results to share comparing it to a clean Ubuntu installation."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing
     Wed, Feb 24 2016 | 11:30A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As it's been a month since our last large Linux distribution comparison (a 10-way Linux distribution battle), here are some fresh benchmarks of six Linux distributions to see how their out-of-the-box performance compares. From a Core i7 Broadwell system, the updated versions of Clear Linux, Fedora 23, CentOS 7, openSUSE 42.1, Ubuntu 15.10, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS were compared."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
Windows 10 Media Treasure Hunt.
     Sat, Feb 20 2016 | 4:00P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the 3rd of February, Microsoft Malaysia organised a treasure hunt for the Malaysian media. It was a way to familiarise the participants with the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 950, as well as a great way to start 2016 with a bang!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Ubuntu 6.06 To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Performance Benchmarks
     Sun, Feb 14 2016 | 9:01A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As I'm in the process of retiring an old AMD Opteron dual-socket system, prior to decommissioning it, I figured it would be fun to go back and re-benchmark all of the Ubuntu LTS releases going all the way back to the legendary 6.06 Dapper Drake release. So here are some fresh benchmarks of this AMD Shanghai system with eight cores and 16GB of RAM when re-benchmarking the releases from Ubuntu 6.06 through the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS development state."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Windows 10 Mobile Wish List
     Thu, Dec 03 2015 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was a big fan of Windows Phone 8 when it was released, but with Microsoft neglecting their smartphone platform for the better part of a year, the OS has slipped far behind Android 5.0 and iOS 8. What follows in this article is a list of changes, improvements and new features I hope Microsoft will include when Windows 10 Mobile lands later this year.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Sony's warning to VAIO users not to upgrade to Windows 10
     Wed, Oct 28 2015 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this update, we added a new table on Sony features and apps that have issues with Windows 10, and another table on third-party apps that have issues with Windows 10 on Sony VAIO PCs. Be sure to check them out BEFORE upgrading to Windows 10!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Windows 10 Update - Everything You Need to Know
     Thu, Sep 24 2015 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over 75 million people have already installed Windows 10. So is it time for you to take the plunge? In order to make an intelligent decision, let’s take a good look at this entire issue.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Windows 10 Update - Everything You Need to Know
     Wed, Sep 23 2015 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over 75 million people have already installed Windows 10. So is it time for you to take the plunge? In order to make an intelligent decision, let’s take a good look at this entire issue.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Here's How To Keep Microsoft's Nose Out Of Your Personal Data In Windows 10
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Amid the privacy concerns and arguably invasive nature of Microsoft's Windows 10 regarding user information, it's no surprise that details on how to minimize data leaks as much as possible have been requested. To this end, we've put together a quick guide to help out. If you are using Windows 10, or plan to upgrade soon, it's worth bearing in mind a number of privacy related options that are available, even during the installation/upgrade. If you are already running the OS and forgot to turn them off during installation (or didn't even see them), they can be accessed by...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux
     Mon, Aug 31 2015 | 12:13P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Top 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features
     Sun, Aug 30 2015 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of Windows 10’s key features have been talked about at length, but the operating system actually comes with a lot of great features that aren’t as immediately obvious to everyday users and even enthusiasts. These features don’t get the attention that they should, so without further ado, let’s get on with the top 10 hidden features of Windows 10.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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