Earlier today, it was revealed that Microsoft had bumped the NT Kernel version of Windows 10 from 6.4 to 10.0. WinBeta understands that this change has been apparent since build 9884, which was compiled on November 9. WinBeta confirmed earlier today when the news broke that this change was accurate, but if you were still in doubt, Microsoft has now somewhat confirmed this change in an MSDN document available to IE developers. The MSDN document is asking IE developers to begin updating if they...

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Why Windows 10 isn’t version 6 any more and why it will probably work

Posted 2 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 1 recent echos

A long standing oddity of Windows is that its branded number has for some years now not matched the version number stamped into the kernel and other parts of the operating system. Windows 7, for example, reported itself to software as being version 6.1. Windows 8 is 6.2, and Windows 8.1 is 6.3. Current public builds of Windows 10 repeat this trend—they purport to be version 6.4—but not for much longer. Chinese site ITHome published a picture showing the version number to be 10.0. Version number...

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PlayStation Network and Windows Live hack could be a hoax, experts say

Posted 3 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

Hackers are claiming to have broken into the Sony PlayStation Network PSN, Microsoft Windows Live and 2K Games to leak over 5,500 usernames and passwords. The hacking group called DerpTrolling claim, on Twitter and the anonymous text sharing site Pastebin, to have broken into Sonys PSN, Microsofts Windows Live and 2K Games Studios and stolen millions of usernames and passwords. A hack of the PSN would be the third intrusion into the service since a major attack in 2011, which saw 77m accounts...

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Windows 10 won’t be Windows 6.4

Posted 12 hours ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

The odd numbering scheme originates from Microsofts merging of NT and DOS based versions of Windows. It left software like Windows 2000 with the 5.0 version number after years of Windows 2.0, 3.0, 3.11, and 4.0 releases eventually merging alongside versions like Windows 95 and 98. Microsoft kept the NT numbering scheme to identify a major version to applications for compatibility. Ars Technica has a good explanation of how Microsoft is finally able to use version 10.0 instead of 6.4, allowing...

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Few weeks ago, several Nokia Lumia 925 and Nokia Lumia 1020 users started to report a bug in their handsets that would freeze their device while trying to wake it up from sleep mode. The issue started only after the said devices were updated to Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft has now acknowledged this issue, and promises to provide a fix soon. The company announced the availability of Windows Phone 8.1 in July. The update arrived on Lumia handsets as Lumia Cyan update which bundled Windows Phone...

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Updating Integration Components over Windows Update

Posted 12 days ago ago at Microsoft Virtual PC Guy with 1 recent echos

Yesterday, we announced that we would be releasing updated integration components over Windows Update from now on in more details here: http: blogs.technet.com b virtualization archive 2014 11 11 hyper v integration components are available through windows update.aspx. Specifically, we announced that if you are running Windows Technical Preview server or desktop and you have virtual machines running: I setup a clean installation of Windows 7 SP1 inside a virtual machine on my Windows 10...

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Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Posted 5 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. Its been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if youre in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, youll receive a personalized email detailing what youve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November....

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Tech startup Overdog raises $1.8M to improve Xbox One matchmaking

Posted 5 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

If you dont go online with a group of friends, youll usually end up in multiplayer matches with strangers and people you probably dont want to talk to. One startup is trying to fix that. Overdog is a new company that is priming to launch a new app on Xbox One that will match you up with people you may not hate in multiplayer games. To help bring the product to market, Overdog just closed a funding round worth $1.8 million with participation from capital firms like Atlas Venture and Chicago...

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