Microsoft News Roundup: Major Windows news, dual-booting Chromebooks, Windows 11 on Surface Duo update, and more


In the worlds of Microsoft, Windows, and gaming, plenty of news stories roll out each week. It’s easy to miss a few, especially when busy hunting for the best Prime Day deals. That’s why we round up all of the biggest news from each week into one convenient piece to kick off the weekend.

A bit of a trend emerged early this week. We covered several stories centered around getting Windows to run on things it was never meant to be on. Independent developer Gustave Monce saw a major breakthrough in the Windows 11 on Surface Duo project, another developer added support for dual-booting Windows 11 onto Chromebooks, and someone even managed to get Windows 98 to run on an Xbox Series X.

Microsoft moving to three-year release cycle for Windows

Surface Pro 8 with keyboard

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The week’s biggest news is that Microsoft is moving to a three-year release cycle for the Windows client. That means the company will ship a major version of Windows every three years. This lines up more with what Microsoft did with many previous versions of its operating system but is a major shift when compared to Windows 11 and Windows 10, which launched seven years apart.





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