Windows 10 logo made out of light on tech recap

Weekly Digest: Microsoft Edge with Chromium, Windows Lite, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft is rebuilding Edge and working on a new lightweight version of Windows, Intel introduces new Windows Modern Drivers, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft officially announces that is building a new version of the Edge browser using the Chromium open-source web rendering engine, which is the engine that powers Google Chrome. In addition, the company also confirmed that will be bringing Microsoft Edge to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, in addition to Windows 10, and macOS.

Rumors suggests that Microsoft is also building a new lightweight operating system to compete with Chrome OS. The new operating system is currently known as “Windows Lite,” but the rumor has it that the final product won’t carry the “Windows” name.

Recently the software giant showed off new icons for its Office apps to represent the changes and future of the apps, but it appears that the inbox apps for Windows 10 are also getting new icons as well.

Windows 10 is changing the way that drivers work, and to comply with these changes, Intel has introduced a new set of graphics drivers known as “Windows Modern Drivers,” which are a new kind of drivers designed specifically for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

The October 2018 Update received a new cumulative update to address mapped network drives issues, problems adjusting brightness, black screen, and a slew of other issues.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Hay Hay Hay to refresh your desktop, and you can now download the first two free Xbox games available through the Games with Gold Program.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to create an advanced system health report.

We also looked at the steps to download the Windows 10 version 1803 ISO file after the October 2018 Update is available, in case you need to roll back to the previous version.

You now know the steps to check the status of all your devices using your Microsoft account. In addition, we also looked at the steps to check hard drive usage from your Microsoft account.