Windows 10 Fall Update hits Insiders ahead of launch next week

By Scorpus
Nov 6, 2015
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  1. Ahead of a general release sometime next week, Microsoft has delivered the Windows 10 Fall Update to Insiders today, allowing them to test the new build and report any bugs before it hits the public.

    There are a handful of changes seen throughout the Fall Update that improve the Windows 10 experience. Skype integration is now available through two apps: Messaging, and Skype Video, which allows you to send messages and video call other Skype users without having to download the full Skype application.

    Visually, Windows 10 has been updated to include new context menus to make the experience consistent in and out of Universal Apps, while colored title bars are now used for desktop apps. Bug fixes are also a big feature of the update (build 10586), addressing everything from app download reliability to remembering your previous login type.

    While Microsoft isn't explicitly saying that the Insider Preview build 10586 is the Fall Update, there is no mention within the operating system that this is a Preview build, and there is no watermark: signs that point to it being a finalized build ready for the public. This fits with some rumors indicating build 10586 had been internally signed off as the Fall Update.

    If you want to try out the Fall Update today, you'll need be part of Microsoft's Insider Preview program and using the Fast ring. The update should be available to the general public next week.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Great, I want Skype as much as I want a case of the clap. Skype, Cortana and XBone are some of the last things I wanna see on my version of Win 10. While I've uninstalled a good few of them so far, some just reinstall themselves when Win 10 checks for updates which irritates me no end but thankfully XBone is not one of them.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,870   +1,290

    Microsoft has decided that the PC should be nothing but a hub for more limited devices. Look at their retarded ads that gush about how PCs can (gasp!) do everything a mobile device can do! Their rapidly abdicating their empire to Google, who is patiently waiting for Microsoft to reach the tipping point in their ongoing suicide.
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  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    That's the way things are going. We don't tell these monolithic companies what we want anymore, they tell us what we want instead, they know (how to fleece and spy on us) better.

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