Microsoft has started selling licensed digital copies of Windows 11. You no longer need to install Windows 10 first Windows 11 has been released for a long time, but so far Microsoft has not sold digital licenses to install this version of the operating system. The user was offered either a boxed version of the OS, or get a system with a new PC, or upgrade from Widnwos 10. Now, Microsoft has begun selling digital licenses to install Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Home.
The launch of the Windows 11 operating system took place on October 5, 2021, however, ordinary users could not purchase a digital license to install the operating system on their home PCs. They had to install Windows 10 and upgrade to Windows 11.
Windows 10 is still available for purchase, and users don’t have the option to get Windows 11 on a USB drive like they did with Windows 10. Users are only offered to download the digital version.
Exactly when Microsoft switched to selling Windows 11 is unclear. According to PCMag, this could have happened as early as May, but it hasn’t been mentioned until now.
Windows 11 Home is on offer for $139 and Windows 11 Pro is $199. Current Windows 10 users can still upgrade to Windows 11 through Windows Update or several other methods. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will be supported until at least October 2025.
Xiaomi is preparing a special version of MIUI 15 for Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Redmi K60 Pro
Xiaomi is preparing MIUI 15 for various smartphones, but the company has something interesting in store for its flagships: Xiaomi 13 Ultra and Redmi K60 Pro will receive a special version of the interface. How exactly this version of MIUI 15 will differ from the usual one is not reported, but it will be based on Android 14.
The stable beta version of the new interface for Xiaomi Mi 13 Ultra is designated as MIUI-V220.127.116.11.UMACNXM, for Redmi K60 Pro – MIUI-V18.104.22.168.UMKCNXM. The release of final firmware versions is expected in late October – early November. That is, these two models can receive the final MIUI 15 even before Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro.
Microsoft is preparing a lightweight version of Windows 12 for very cheap PCs and laptops
Microsoft is indeed working on a “web-centric” version of the next generation of the Windows operating system, commonly known as Windows 12. This was reported by the thematic resource WindowsLatest, citing several sources close to Microsoft and its industry partners.
The cloud or web-based version of Windows 12 is similar in operating principles to the already well-known ChromeOS operating system from Google, which is used mainly on school and student PCs and laptops that are characterized by accessibility.
As WindowsLatest notes, the cloud version of Windows 12 is not intended to replace the traditional proprietary OS on desktop computers and could be the “true” answer to Chrome OS. This is Microsoft’s attempt to create a more modern, modular and lightweight version of Windows for low-cost educational devices.
Microsoft is already building a development team for the next generation of Windows. This is confirmed by job listings appearing online. It also notes that the “next generation of Windows” will appear in 2024.
As WindowsLatest learned, the Microsoft Edge browser and a new artificial intelligence system will be the center of the first web version of Windows 12.
Android Auto users complain about problems with GPS
Users of Google’s car platform began to complain about problems with the GPS signal after the release of the stable Android Auto 10.5 update.
According to some users, they have encountered problems with GPS while driving. Several users reported that the GPS signal suddenly disappeared for a few seconds and the navigator froze, but after a few moments it came to life and continued to work normally. This problem affects not only Google Maps, but also the Waze app.
Unfortunately, Google developers have not yet acknowledged the problems with GPS. However, you shouldn’t get too upset because new Android Auto updates come out every few weeks. If you have problems with GPS when using Android Auto, you can downgrade to an older version.
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