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Weekly Digest: Windows 10 October 2020 Update, Xbox Series X, tech tips

In case you missed, Windows 10 October 2020 Update now available for testers, retailers began taking Xbox Series X preorders, Edge for Linux arrives in October, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft has revealed that the Windows 10 version 20H2 will release in October for compatible devices, and the final version is now available for testers in the Release Preview Channel.

You can now preorder the Xbox Series X and S through the Microsoft Store and various other retailers, and you can check the difference between both Xbox Series consoles and decide which one is the best for you. Also, the company announced that the storage expansion card for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be available in November, and it’ll cost almost as much as the price of a Series S console for 1TB of additional storage.

During the Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft unveiled that Linux users will get the first preview of the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge in October. Also, the browser will be available from the Dev Channel, and users can expect many of the features already available for Windows 10 and macOS, but not all of them.

Windows 10 build 20221 was made available through the Dev Channel introducing a new communication feature (known as “Meet Now”) to quickly connect with other people without sign ups or additional downloads.

As part of the October 2020 Update development, Windows 10 build 19042.541 released in the Beta and Release Preview Channels to address a slew of problems and add several improvements. (You can learn more about this feature update in this comprehensive guide.)

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Animal Mothers to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to change the screen resolution with Command Prompt, the display scale and layout settings, including orientation, using the Settings app.

You now know the steps to set up Windows Hello PIN or password for a local account on Windows 10.

If you’re experiencing problems with a printer, you can use these steps to fix the printer spooler on Windows 10.

We also looked into the steps to share a Microsoft To Do list with other people, backup drivers using Command Prompt, and the instructions to install XAMPP on your computer to set up a web development environment.