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GeneralRe: Whip it good! Amazon patents a launch system for snapping payloads into the air — or even into orbit Pin
Joe Woodbury16-Feb-20 15:54
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GeneralRe: Whip it good! Amazon patents a launch system for snapping payloads into the air — or even into orbit Pin
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GeneralRe: Whip it good! Amazon patents a launch system for snapping payloads into the air — or even into orbit Pin
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GeneralRe: Whip it good! Amazon patents a launch system for snapping payloads into the air — or even into orbit Pin
Kaladin17-Feb-20 3:04
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NewsDecompilation of C# code made easy with Visual Studio Pin
Kent Sharkey16-Feb-20 11:30
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NewsNext for Windows 10: What to expect from the version 2004 update Pin
Kent Sharkey16-Feb-20 11:15
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GeneralRe: Next for Windows 10: What to expect from the version 2004 update Pin
Mark_Wallace16-Feb-20 15:28
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check out the release of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), which incorporates a major architecture change
You'll find that it will allow you to run some of the many, many, many Linux programs that you want to run.
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you can change the dull defaults, Desktop 1, Desktop 2, and so on, to more meaningful names. Press Windows key + Tab, then click New Desktop, and click the label above the desktop's thumbnail to change the name
So only when you create a new desktop.  Gotcha.  It's a pretty much useless function, even if you can do it at any time; being able to only do it when you create a desktop obviously makes it indispensable.
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In Task Manager, you can now see the GPU temperature for discrete graphics cards without having to install a third-party utility. Likewise, the Performance tab now shows the disk type (SSD, USB, and so on) for storage devices.
Because the Task Manager is almost the best place for that.  Not perfmon, oh no.  Who would ever look in a program called "Performance Monitor" for performance information?  It's obvious that the place to look is a program that displays tasks.

It's a shame they're getting rid of Notepad, because it would have been absolutely perfect to put it as an option on the Notepad Edit menu.
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The new version also extends the option to automatically restore open apps after a restart
Because collisions and crashes and half-hour disc thrashes during boot-up are what you really need, for a great start to the day.  Didn't Mary Poppins do a song about that?

However, the best quote is:
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Windows 10 users will finally get an option that Mac users have had for years.
In place of "Mac", put "Linux", "Control Panel", "Dexpot", "Sandboxie", or any one of the myriad other programs that have done what the "new features" do for years, only better.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!

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NewsHelix Bitcoin mixer owner charged for laundering over $310 million Pin
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GeneralRe: Helix Bitcoin mixer owner charged for laundering over $310 million Pin
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GeneralRe: Helix Bitcoin mixer owner charged for laundering over $310 million Pin
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GeneralRe: Helix Bitcoin mixer owner charged for laundering over $310 million Pin
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NewsBing is working on ways to clarify your search query by asking follow up questions Pin
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News25 years of Delphi and no Oracle in sight: Not a Visual Basic killer but hard to kill Pin
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GeneralRe: 25 years of Delphi and no Oracle in sight: Not a Visual Basic killer but hard to kill Pin
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GeneralRe: 25 years of Delphi and no Oracle in sight: Not a Visual Basic killer but hard to kill Pin
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GeneralRe: 25 years of Delphi and no Oracle in sight: Not a Visual Basic killer but hard to kill Pin
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