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Windows 10: Could Progressive Web Apps finally fix Microsoft Store's software shortfall?

10 February, 2018, 02:52 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • “Downloadable” Websites Or PWAs For Windows 10 Are Coming To Microsoft Store

The latest build of Windows 10 - now being made available to Insiders - is looking to replace passwords with a variety of different authentication methods - at least for the stripped down Chrome-clone Windows S. Keep in mind that Microsoft is yet to officially announce the dates for Build 2018, and although WalkingCat's leaks are nearly never inaccurate, you are probably better off waiting for the official announcement before making any bookings. With Windows 10 S you don't have to!

To support PWAs the company has enabled different required technologies through EdgeHTML 17, including Service workers, push notifications, Fetch networking, Cache API, etc., in the latest Windows 10 Insider builds. However, it's unclear when, or indeed if Microsoft plans to roll out these updates to the greater Windows 10 install base. The main events are some new graphics options and, for Windows 10 S users, a way to go completely password free.

Privacy: All companies collect user info on the pretext of further enhancing their service. Microsoft is expanding the list of hardware capable of being calibrated for HDR. In general the power saving GPU is the integrated GPU on a system, and the high performance GPU is the discrete GPU or external GPU.

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Diagnostic Data improvements: The new Diagnostic Data Viewer, which was introduced in the Insider build 17083 will soon let you delete all the Windows diagnostic data associated with your device. You can see if your laptop is included by going to Settings Apps Video playback and seeing if you can switch the toggle to on to access a new calibration tool.

Effectively, all the various alternatives to passwords that Microsoft has shoved under the Windows Hello banner will be absorbed into Windows S, which was recently turned from a fully fledged (and not widely used) operating system in its own right to a Windows 10 mode.

Windows Subsystem for Linux improvements: WSL updates in this build include the ability to automatically configure certain functionality with wsl.conf, better file handling via folder level case sensitivity and more.

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