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News and Interests rolling out to Everyone

Summary

Windows is rolling out a previously exclusive to Windows Insider Dev to the rest of the world. What feature? News and Interests.

 

Screenshots:

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>see full forecast

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>see more news

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what you see on the taskbar:

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News and interests settings (right click on taskbar)
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>manage interests

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Quotes

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Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 20H2 Build 19042.962 (KB5001391) to the Release Preview Channel for those Insiders who are on 20H2 (Windows 10 October 2020 Update).

 

This update includes the following improvements:

  • We are rolling out news and interests on the Windows taskbar to Beta and Release Preview rings. This has been available in the Dev Channel, with on-going improvements based on Insider feedback. News and interests on the taskbar make it easy to stay up to date with information at a glance, and we look forward to hearing what you think.

 

My thoughts

Glad to see new feature in older versions, and super pumped to check it out.

 

Sources

Releasing Windows 10 Build 19042.962 (20H2) to Release Preview Channel | Windows Insider Blog

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laptop: macbook air 13.3”

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            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

desktop: operation badger

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            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 570 8GB OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench R23 score: 9097 (multi) 1236 (single)

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

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Is it like the old RSS feed addons you used to get on vista? 

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Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

Don't dilute <good thing> by always trying to focus on, and drag conversation back to, <bad thing>.

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3 minutes ago, Arika S said:

Is it like the old RSS feed addons you used to get on vista? 

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it's MSN and MS weather.

please quote me or tag me @wall03 so i can see your response

motherboard buying guide      psu buying guide      pc building guide     privacy guide

ltt meme thread

folding at home stats

pc:

Spoiler

 

laptop: macbook air 13.3”

Spoiler

            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

desktop: operation badger

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            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 570 8GB OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench R23 score: 9097 (multi) 1236 (single)

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

don't some things look better when they are lowercase?

-wall03

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4 minutes ago, wall03 said:

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it's MSN and MS weather.

Boring. Don't care about the weather. And 95% of news is depressing or politics or depressing politics 

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Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

Don't dilute <good thing> by always trying to focus on, and drag conversation back to, <bad thing>.

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I could totally see people like my mom (a non-techie consumer) liking the weather aspect of this provided it doesn't require her to manually input her location or enable it.  Otherwise I think it'll end up being a feature that everybody will either ignore or disable.

I use an iPad as a computer and play exclusively on cloud gaming...  Where's the nearest hospital peko?

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Basically nothing of use.

Ryzen 7 3800X | X570 Aorus Elite | G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz C16 | Radeon RX 5700 XT | Samsung 850 PRO 256GB | Mouse: Zowie S1 | OS: Windows 10

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Just another opportunity to be drip-fed sensationalist "news" by an automated algorithm for advertising purposes. Yay!

 

Sorry if I sound cynical, but it's hard not to be when it comes to Windows these days.

 

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Great, one more junk-app to nuke.....

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