Microsoft in Skylake U-Turn
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Also broke Windows 10 Mobile promise

Software outfit Microsoft has U-turned over its decision to kill off support for Intel Skylake processors running Windows 7 and 8.1 next year.

Microsoft to only support Windows 10 on Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Bristol Ridge, Snapdragon 820
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Windows 7, 8, 8.1 updates for Skylake systems to end on July 17, 2017

In a rather authoritarian, sweeping effort to increase its worldwide Windows 10 install base, Microsoft has announced it will end support for operating systems older than Windows 10 on newer chipset platforms, including Intel’s Skylake, in a year and a half from now, and that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows OS on new chipset platforms going forward in 2016.

Windows 10 market share approaching Windows 8.1
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Thanks to “Free Upgrade” offer, upgrade aggressiveness

The folks over at Neowin have recently reported that Microsoft’s latest operating system is quickly approaching a large installation base worldwide and should eventually overtake Windows 8.1 as the world’s second most dominant operating system (behind Windows 7) sometime later this year.

Microsoft releases Lumia 640 in UK
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Just £169.99 for full Windows

Microsoft has released the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new budget-friendly additions to its Windows Phone range.

Windows XP will not die
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People are installing it

After a slump in the use of Windows XP, it appears that some daft people are re-installing it, even as they walk away from Windows 7.

MINIX NEO Z64 is available
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Intel-based mini-PC runs Windows 8.1 or Android

MINIX showed the MINIX NEP Z64 back in September, but the new device was not available until today. MINIX is well known for its Android small form factor PCs such as the Minix Neo X8 H, however, the NEO Z64 is different because it is based on Intel’s Android Bay Trail 22nm silicon.

9.5 percent performance boost

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Gives it Windows 8.1 compatibility

 

First logo certified driver for Windows 8.1

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IDF 2013: Thanks Redmond for listening