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Reminder: Windows 10 Home Will Cost $179 Starting July 29

The free ride is nearly over. Microsoft has been offering (or in some cases forcing) a free upgrade to Windows 10 since it first came out. That offer is nearly off the table. After July 29, Windows 10 Home will cost $179.


How To Run Windows 95 On An Apple Watch

If you were born before the early 90s, chances are you’ll remember Microsoft’s Windows 95, the popular operating system that is still loved today. It celebrated its 20th birthday last year and now somebody has figured out a way to install it onto an Apple Watch and has outlined the steps to do so.


Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.


The Simple Monitor Desktop

Flickr user d.chasenelson‘s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimise other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.


PressReader Gives You Immediate Access To Hundreds Of Newspapers, Anywhere You Go

Web/Android/iOS/Windows/Blackberry: If you read a lot of newspapers, do a ton of research, or just like the idea of seeing what the world is talking about in papers around the globe, PressReader brings them all to your browser or your smartphone, anywhere you go.


Facebook And Messenger Apps Come To Windows 10

Windows: Facebook launched its new standalone Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows today, bringing native desktop notifications, a faster News Feed and a built-in browser to make sharing articles even easier.


Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative To Microsoft Office 365

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android: One of Microsoft Office 365 program’s chief advantages over open source alternatives is the ability to sync documents via the cloud so that you can edit them everywhere. Open365 has stepped up to finally match this feature set.


The Mirrored Colour Dual-Monitor Desktop

We don’t highlight dual display desktops nearly as often as I’d like, so when orbmeiser submitted this dual monitor setup, I took notice. He’s running Netrunner Linux on dual displays, and here’s what he used to set everything up.


Cursor Lock Keeps Your Cursor On One Monitor While Gaming

Windows: If you have a dual-monitor setup, you’ve probably noticed when cursor drift takes you out of the game. Cursor Lock prevents this by keeping your mouse input locked to one monitor.


Microsoft Provides In-Depth Look At The Linux On Windows Subsystem

Now that we’ve had a chance to come to terms with the whole Bash on Windows thing, it’s time Microsoft delivered a deeper look at how the integration works. For the curious, that explainer — the first of a series — is finally here.


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