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Most bugs in Microsoft's June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

June was a cruel patching month, with loads of bugs, lots of initial confusion and a few belated fixes. We now have a pretty good handle on what’s going bump in the night. Here’s how to get your patching caught up.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 is on track to reach 85% by mid-2021

It's not unusual for Windows 10 use to rise as Windows 7's use falls, which is what happened (again) in June. One continuing surprise: it was the third straight month where Linux saw gains.

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Apple plots path to the next Intel iMac

But where is the next iMac Pro?

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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

June’s crop of Microsoft patches brought printer problems two ways from Tuesday, a debilitating Outlook conflict, more LSASS failures, a zinger from the Microsoft Store, masses of Win10 version 2004 bugs – and no fix for the...

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 20161 for the Dev Channel, released on July 1, 2020.

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Apple's Silicon Macs promise screaming performance

The first early Silicon Mac benchmarks are just a pale reflection of the potential Apple could unleash with these machines.

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Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites 'confusion'

Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.

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Microsoft nixes update deferral settings, but gives us a TargetReleaseVersionInfo

The company intentionally removed the “update deferral” options from the Win10 version 2004 Update Advanced options pane, ostensibly “to prevent confusion.” Riiiiight. But there’s good news: a newly documented Pro, Education and...

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Microsoft wants Windows 10 servicing calendars? Here are two more

Microsoft's "Windows servicing calendars" are designed to help companies keep track of several product lines so IT shops can prep and deploy each year's updates. But they don't have to be set in stone.

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WWDC 2020: Yes, Apple is dumping Intel, gently

Apple will ship its first Macs running its own Apple-developed ARM-based processors this year as it begins a two-year transition from Intel.

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The argument for dedicated collaboration hardware

Maybe a PC isn’t the ideal communications tool for video and audio. If not, then what is?

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Microsoft to resume non-security updates for Windows 10 in July

The company plans to resume distribution of the non-security updates, but only to Windows 10 1809 and, eventually, to Windows Server.

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Windows 10 version 2004 slams into a Storage Spaces brick wall

According to official sources, the latest Windows upgrade contains a bug in the Storage Spaces feature. Information, as usual, is sketchy. We have no idea what triggers the bug, or whether rolling back to 1909 will fix it, but … why...

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Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

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Odds are we'll all soon move to Desktop-as-a-Service

I still love my standalone desktops. But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people to work from home, it's becoming clear, we're doing a lousy job of protecting our PCs. The only real answer: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

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WWDC 2020: Apple to announce move to ARM-powered Macs

Apple reportedly intends to announce a move to use its own ARM-developed chips inside Macs starting next year.

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It's a bumpy road for the Win10 version 2004 rollout

Microsoft’s been testing the “final” version of Win10 May 2020 Update - better known as version 2004 - for almost six months now. The number and nature of extant problems at this late date hits a new low, even by Microsoft’s...

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