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Ubuntu 18.04.1 now in Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery

Earlier this week, Microsoft and Canonical made a giant leap forward in bringing Linux to the Windows desktop. A pre-installed, pre-configured Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS virtual hard disk is now available in the Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery, and can be set up in minutes. No installation is required. The virtual machine created is Generation 2 and has full

Microsoft adds AI applications to Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced yesterday some new AI mixed reality business applications using HoloLens in Dynamics 365. “A new class of AI applications that will deliver out-of-the-box insights by unifying data and infusing it with advanced intelligence to guide decisions and empower organizations to take informed actions”, is what Alysa Taylor (Corporate VP, Business Applications & Industry)

Microsoft AI – Going Strong, Doing More

According to Microsoft, their Project Brainwave deployed on Intel’s Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chip makes real time AI calculations a reality. “Preview of Project Brainwave marks the start of Microsoft’s efforts to bring the power of FPGAs to customers for a variety of purposes”, says Mark Russinovich, CTO for Microsoft Azure cloud computing. Quoting Microsoft’s

European Parliament voted for strict copyright legislation

A few hours ago, the European Parliament, the main legislative body for the European Union voted in a piece of much-feared copyright and intellectual property legislation. Quoting the EU parliament’s official website: Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules on Wednesday, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression. Parliament’s position

USB install media with WIM file larger than 4GB

There’s nothing in the UEFI specifications that prevents booting from an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. In fact, this so-called limitation is entirely artificial. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Thus, one can indeed install Windows 10 from a custom WIM image larger than 4 GB, which is

User – The biggest threat to Windows

First, let me openly admit that most of this post is based on my subjective, personal opinion and experience, rather than statistics based on facts. I follow and subscribe to TenForums.com, biggest non-Microsoft Windows forums, in addition to some Finnish, Swedish and German sites. As I see it, it’s the users themselves that pose the

Happy Anniversary, PC!

Yesterday, Sunday the 12th of August 2018, marked the 37th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer 5150, the mother of those modern personal computers we still use today in the Windows ecosystem (original press release dated 12-AUG-1981). It was not the first computer intended for personal use — the Apple II had been released a few

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