Desktop

Four more years! Four more years! Svelte Linux desktop Xfce gets first big update since 2015

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/19/lightweight_linux_desktop_xfce/

4 days ago

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Microsoft Planning To Answer Windows Virtual Desktop Questions Next Week

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/19/microsoft-windows-virtual-desktop-questions.aspx

4 days ago

Microsoft has set aside time to answer questions about its emerging Windows Virtual Desktop service on Wednesday of next week, according to an announcement. 08/19/2019

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How long will Microsoft continue to support desktop versions of Office?

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/16/how-long-will-microsoft-continue-to-support-desktop-versions-of-office/

a week ago

The latest version of Microsoft Office for the desktop is Office 2019; the company released Office 2019 in September 2018 and made it a Windows 10 exclusive which means that it supports […]

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Microsoft: Windows Virtual Desktop is now 'feature complete'

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-virtual-desktop-is-now-feature-complete/

2 weeks ago

Next stop for Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is general availability, which could happen as soon as September 2019.

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Cloud-based virtual desktop provider hit by ransomware

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-based-virtual-desktop-provider-hit-by-ransomware/

a month ago

Some customer backup files were encrypted, delaying recovery operations. Outage has now reached a week.

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How to load SWF files on the desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/16/how-to-load-swf-files-on-the-desktop/

a month ago

Adobe will retire Flash in late 2020 and all major browser makers announced that they would end support for Flash in 2020 in the browsers as well. Mozilla will set Flash to […]

Desktop

A look at VX Search, a desktop search program for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/10/a-look-at-vx-search-a-desktop-search-program-for-windows/

a month ago

VX Search is a powerful desktop search program for Windows that is available as a free version and commercial versions. Windows Search, the built-in search function of the Windows operating system, does […]

WindowsDesktop

Time to Ryzen shine, Intel: AMD has started shipping 7nm desktop CPUs like it's no big deal

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/08/amd_shipping_7nm_desktop_cpus/

2 months ago

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Parallels Upgrades App, Desktop Server

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/parallels-upgrades-app-desktop-server

2 months ago

Version 17 of Parallels RAS speeds log-in by predicting user behavior with AI, and adds a host of new features and integrations.

Desktop

Dropbox overhauls desktop app to reforge itself as a digital workplace provider

https://www.cloudpro.co.uk/collaboration/8122/dropbox-overhauls-desktop-app-to-reforge-itself-as-a-digital-workplace-provider

2 months ago

Dropbox wants to shake off the image of just being a cloud storage outfit

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Microsoft Outlines How To Set Up Windows Virtual Desktop

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/06/07/how-to-set-up-windows-virtual-desktop.aspx

3 months ago

Microsoft experts recently showed how to set up the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service, which is currently available at the preview stage. 06/07/2019

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Google releases Chrome 75 Stable for desktop and mobile

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/05/google-releases-chrome-75-stable-for-desktop-and-mobile/

3 months ago

Google released a new stable version of the company's Google Chrome web browser on June 5, 2019. Google Chrome 75 is available for all supported desktop operating systems and for Android. Desktop […]

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IGEL Developing Linux Distro For Windows Virtual Desktop Users

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/igel-developing-linux-distro-for-windows-virtual-desktop-users

3 months ago

by Joseph Tsidulko The thin-client vendor has refocused its business on its lightweight OS optimized for edge environments. When released next year, the joint effort with Microsoft will deliver the first Linux distribution built for devices connecting to Microsoft's recently launched Desktop as a Service.

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The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/06/windows_subsystem_for_linux_terminal/

4 months ago

WindowsLinuxDesktop

Desktop Movie plays videos as video wallpapers on the desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/20/desktop-movie-plays-videos-as-video-wallpapers-on-the-desktop/

4 months ago

Remember Dreamscene, the Windows Vista Ultimate extra that allowed you to use videos as the desktop background instead of static images? It never really took off and Microsoft removed it more or […]

Desktop

Say Goodbye to native "OK Google" voice integration in Chrome on the desktop

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/18/say-goodbye-to-native-ok-google-voice-integration-in-chrome-on-the-desktop/

4 months ago

Talking to Google while using Chrome on the desktop has become a tad harder in Chrome 46 as the company has removed the native integration of its voice control service Ok, Google […]

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List of Windows 10 desktop shortcut keys

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/25/list-of-windows-10-desktop-shortcut-keys/

4 months ago

Keyboard shortcuts can be great time savers regardless of application you are using them in. No matter if it is Ctrl-t in Firefox to open a new tab, Windows-Pause to open the […]

WindowsDesktop

Add sticky notes and more to the Windows desktop with PNotes.NET

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/18/add-sticky-notes-and-more-to-the-windows-desktop-with-pnotes-net/

4 months ago

I reviewed PNotes (without the .NET) back in 2009 and liked the functionality of the portable program a lot. It allowed you to post sticky notes to the Windows desktop, use formatting […]

WindowsDesktop

How to run command prompt commands from desktop shortcuts in Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/05/how-to-run-command-prompt-commands-from-desktop-shortcuts-in-windows/

4 months ago

If you need to run command prompt commands regularly in Windows, it may be useful to save the command somehow so that you can run it whenever the need arises without having […]

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