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I hate my Mac – Here’s why I’m moving to Windows

As introductions go, this is definitely one of the more divisive ways to introduce myself. But where’s the fun in being prudent? After a decade of worshiping the shiny Apple logo on my Mac, I’ve finally seen the light and will be switching to my first Windows OS since Windows XP. Considering I just used the...

Windows 11 build 22000.706 comes to Insiders with Windows spotlight for desktop

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22000.706 to the Release Preview channel of the Insider Program. As usual, the channel is reserved for cumulative updates that are slated to eventually roll out to the public. Non-Insiders will see this as an optional update in a week or two, and then the fixes that are...

Windows 11 build 25120 is the first step toward a possible future with widgets on the desktop

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25120 to the Dev channel. There isn't a whole lot that's different, but there is one notable change: a search box on top of the desktop. As noted in the blog post, the Dev channel is about testing new features, so this might not ever ship. But...

Microsoft says Windows 11 is ready for broad deployment

Windows 11 is now ready for broad deployment in business environments, Microsoft has announced through its release health information page. That means anyone with a PC that meets the minimum requirements for Windows 11 should be able to safely install it. Microsoft says there may still be safeguard holds on specific devices, however. Microsoft officially released...

How to setup and install WSL 2 on Windows 10 and 11

In case you hadn't heard, Microsoft loves Linux. That phrase draws its skeptics but then you look at the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and start to see the truth in it. WSL 2 allows you to install a Linux environment running a full Linux kernel inside Windows 11, or 10 if you're still using...

Windows 10 and Windows 11 audio drivers arrive for the Steam Deck

Valve recently announced through its official Steam Deck Twitter account that new Steam Deck audio drivers are now available for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Previously, the Steam Deck offered crippled audio support for Windows 10 and Windows 11, with limited support for Bluetooth or USB-C audio devices. Valve has updated its support page with info...

Windows 11 version 22H2 might RTM on May 24

The next feature update for Windows 11 is just about complete, according to Microsoft leakster WalkingCat. Windows 11 version 22H2 is reportedly set to hit RTM status on May 24. Windows 11 22H2 RTM = May 24 — WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) May 14, 2022 What RTM means for Windows 11 In the old days - the days before Windows 10...

XDA Basics: How to batch rename files in Windows 11

Renaming files can be a very tedious task when you have a whole folder full of photos or whatever it may be. If you're renaming them one at a time, you might be there for a while. Thankfully, if have a bunch of files you want to rename, there are more efficient ways to do...

XDA Basics: How to run an app as an administrator on Windows 11

In Windows 11, just like previous versions of Windows before it, you can have different user accounts on the same PC. Some of these accounts can be administrator accounts, and others might just be regular accounts. That's because some apps - particularly ones that can change important system files - sometimes require administrator permission to...

Microsoft splits Dev and Beta channels with two new Windows 11 builds

Microsoft has been promising to do this for a couple of weeks now, but moving forward, the Dev and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program are going to get different builds. Today, the Redmond firm released Windows 11 build 25115 to the Dev channel and build 22621 to the Beta channel. Why it matters to...

How to find out your RAM specs on Windows 11 PCs

Having a large enough amount of RAM is important if you want to have a smooth experience with your PC. RAM, or random access memory) is extremely fast memory that temporarily stores files you need super-fast access to, and the more of it you have, the more files it can store. That means you're able...

Windows 11 is getting a new Sound Recorder app, and Insiders can try it now

Microsoft is preparing an all-new design for the Voice Recorder app on Windows 11 - which will now be known as Sound Recorder. Like many of the bundled apps Microsoft has updated for the new OS - such as Paint, Notepad, and Clock - the new Sound Recorder features a new design language more in...