Category Archives: computerworld

Microsoft previews ‘full-Chromium’ Edge on Windows 7, Windows 8.1

Microsoft last week unveiled preliminary versions of its remade Edge browser for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

The preview builds for the older operating systems were marked as from the “Canary” channel, the least polished of the four eventual versions Microsoft will support. Two other more reliable channels – “Dev” and “Beta” – will lead to the production build, dubbed “Stable.”

A first look at macOS Catalina (public beta now available)

Apple officially opened up its Public Beta Program today for its newest deskop OS.

So I thought it might be useful to share some first impressions of macOS Catalina. I’ve spent a little time with it since its introduction at WWDC

You can try macOS Catalina for yourself

Mac users who want to test the beta themselves can sign-up to join Apple’s Public Beta Program.

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Memory-Lane Monday: 240 would be twice as good, right?

Pilot fish walks into his small lab at a big computer maker one morning and finds one of the building’s maintenance guys packing up his tools. So fish chats with him for a bit and then asks what he had been working on. “I had a work order to change the wall power for the lab’s printer from 240 volts to 120 volts,” responds the maintenance guy.

“That’s odd,” says fish. “The printer’s been happily plugged into that outlet for years.”

Maintenance guy shrugs and leaves. Almost immediately, one of fish’s co-workers announces that the printer is down.

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Microsoft cranks up Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forcible upgrades

Microsoft this week quietly alerted customers running last year’s Windows 10 version 1803 that it would soon start a forced upgrade to the latest feature refresh.

In a note added to the Windows release health dashboard on June 18, Microsoft wrote: “We are now beginning to build and train the machine learning (ML) based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10, to ensure we can continue to service these devices.”