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Microsoft is tightening the nuts. Installing Windows 11 on a virtual machine is getting harder

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Despite the fact that Microsoft has lowered the Windows 11 processor requirements (now officially supported by AMD Ryzen 1st generation and Intel Core 6 and 7th generation CPUs), the most controversial requirement is the presence of a TPM 2.0 hardware encryption module in the system (or emulation of its operation on the part of the processor ) – still remains. But now it has spread to virtual machines as well.

Many users of Windows 11 installed on a virtual machine faced the inability to update the OS after the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194. Actually, its innovation lies in the mandatory support of TPM 2.0 from the side of the virtual machine. Previously, there was no such requirement.

The problem is that not all virtualization programs support TPM 2.0. More specifically, this support is only implemented in VMware Workstation Pro (the latest version with serial number 16 costs $ 200) and in Hyper-V Manager, which is integrated into Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise versions. Thus, Microsoft has severely limited the circle of Windows 11 users, albeit mostly about enthusiasts.

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

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WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The WhatsApp team is rolling out a new feature that allows users to share direct links to a one-click call to make it easier to stay in touch with their loved ones.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

The Call Links feature will begin rolling out to WhatsApp this week and can be accessed via a banner at the top of the Calls tab. WhatsApp users who want to try the Call Link feature will need the latest version of the app. The Call Links feature will support both audio and video calls.

WhatsApp made it easier to join a call

In addition, the messenger team is testing group video calls with up to 32 people. This is a big step forward as WhatsApp currently limits video calls to eight users.

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10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

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10 year old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 smartphones received Android 13, but not official – as part of the LineageOS project and LineageOS 20 firmware.

10-year-old Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 received Android 13. True, unofficial

We are talking about an early assembly of LineageOS 20, in which a number of functions do not work: NFC, Bluetooth sound transmission during a call, memory card. Known issues are expected to be fixed as the firmware is updated.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are ten years old, and you should not expect older devices running the latest Android 13 to run smoothly. Both smartphones had flagship specs for their time, but the 1GB and 2GB of RAM in the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 might not be enough for a full system at the moment.

Recall that the basic versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were running Android 4.0.4 and 4.1.1, respectively. Android 4.3 and 4.4.4, respectively, were released as the final software versions for these smartphones.

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The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. RMP application introduced

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The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast

The GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards are already presented and will soon begin to hit the market, and the Radeon RX 7000 will also be released towards the end of the year. But is it worth buying new ones if you can get by with the RX 6000 line, significantly speeding it up?

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

Renowned developer and enthusiast Yuri Bubliy (1usmus) created the Radeon Monster Profile (RMP) application, which allows you to significantly increase the performance of current generation AMD adapters. From the name it is clear that in fact we are talking about overclocking profiles, but not everything is so simple. The author describes his brainchild as a combination of unique settings and voltage parameters. Thanks to RMP, the performance of RX 6000 cards can be significantly improved.

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

The Radeon RX 6800 XT can be made as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.  RMP application introduced

As you can see, for example, Yuri took the RX 6800 XT, the core frequency of which, thanks to the settings, increased by 300 MHz, which provides an increase of 11-13% and allows this card to bypass the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at least in 3DMark, which even now is almost twice as expensive. At the same time, the profiles are designed in such a way that the operating voltage is reduced by 6%, which allows you not to worry about excessive heating.

The application is expected later this year.

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