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April 2018

All the issues of Windows 10 version 1803 you may run into

If you have installed the latest feature update for Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, already on a PC, you may have run into one or multiple issues already using the new version of Windows 10.

While the bulk of users probably won't, activity on forums and support sites indicate that at least part of the early adopter userbase ran into issues.

How do you get Windows 10 version 1803 today?

Microsoft will release Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, today.

Users who would like to get their hands on the new version as soon as possible need to find ways to grab a copy of it. Microsoft makes the update available to select PCs via Windows Update if you run a manual check for updates.

Firefox 59.0.3 fixes Windows 10 April 2018 compatibility issue

Firefox users who run the stable version of the web browser and plan on updating to the April 2018 Update version of Windows 10 in the coming days may want to make sure the web browser is upgraded to version 59.0.3 to avoid compatibility issues.

Microsoft plans to publish download links and download options for the new feature update for Windows 10 today. In fact, some of the links are live already and users can download the ISO images to install the latest feature update for the operating system on target machines.

The hidden gems of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update

If things go as planned, Microsoft will start the distribution of the April 2018 Update for the Windows 10 operating system on April 30, 2018.

The company postponed the release of the first feature update of 2018 for Windows 10 earlier this month because of stability issues of the selected RTM build.

Google Container for Firefox to isolate Google

Google Container is yet-another add-on for Mozilla Firefox that uses the new Container technology of the browser to isolate sites from the rest of the browsing.

As the name implies, Google Container isolates Google from the rest of the browsing data by moving Google requests to isolation.

Re-based Basilisk Browser released

A new version of the Basilisk web browser was released last week which the development team described as a re-fork and re-based version.

Image Editor GIMP 2.10 is out (after six years)

After six years of development, a dedicated team of contributors released GIMP 2.10, a new version of the open source cross-platform image editor.

The new version of GIMP is the first major release after version 2.8 of the software was released nearly six years ago.

GIMP, an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free alternative to programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Photo Paint that is especially popular in the GNU/Linux world.

These are the Firefox Quantum Extensions Challenge Finalists

Mozilla changed the add-ons system of the Firefox web browser with the release of Firefox 57. The organization dropped the classic add-on system and switched the system over to WebExtensions.

Copy text from any Android app with Universal Copy

Universal Copy is a free application for Google's Android operating system that you may use to copy any text that you encounter on devices running Android.

While you can copy text from some Android applications you can't do so in others. If you use the eBay app, you may notice for instance that you can't copy auction titles even though the titles are displayed as text.

Thunderbird 60 and extensions support

Thunderbird 60 will be the next major release of the desktop email program. It is a major release because Thunderbird is moved to a new Extended Support Release base (and as is Firefox when version 60 hits).

Thunderbird 60 comes with a refreshed user interface and plenty of other changes.  Thunderbird users who run extensions in the email client may face compatibility issues as Thunderbird uses a strict compatibility policy when it comes to extensions.

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