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microsoft hints at sept. release of windows 10 next feature update

Microsoft last week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1903, the opening feature upgrade of next year, slated to ship in the spring.

The debut of what Microsoft calls the "Skip Ahead" build for Windows 10 1903 also hints that the release of this fall's upgrade, aka 1809, will take place in September. If so, it would be the first time since late-2015 that the actual delivery date matched the numerical label.

On July 25, Microsoft forked the 1809 preview of Windows 10 - as it's done before when a feature upgrade approaches - so developers could continue to deliver betas for that build while also beginning to work on the next-in-line, 1903. (Microsoft uses a yymm labeling system to mark its Windows 10 feature upgrades; 1809 should indicate a September 2018 release, while 1903 would be a March 2019 release.)

When it forks preview code, Microsoft provides the even-further-in-the-future build, in this case, 1903, to Windows Insider participants who earlier volunteered for Skip Ahead. As the current feature upgrade gets close to release, Microsoft switches Skip Ahead users to the following upgrade, so that engineers can start collecting feedback on that version even as they keep polishing the one set to launch soon. The bulk of the Insiders remain on the latter.

Think of the Skip Ahead debut as a warning bell, like the one rung at track meets when racers start the final lap: When Microsoft begins to ship Skip Ahead code, it's close to wrapping up the impending feature upgrade.

In 2017, as Windows 10 1709 (aka "Fall Creators Update") neared completion, Microsoft first forked the preview code and distributed a different build to Skip Aheaders on Aug. 31. Windows 10 1709 began its release cycle on Oct. 17, or 47 days later. With this year's version 1803, Skip Ahead debuted Feb. 14, or 75 days before the April 30 release of that upgrade.

(Windows 10 1803's original launch date, reportedly April 10 - which was one of two dates
Computerworld had forecast in February - was postponed by 20 days after a deal-breaking bug was uncovered at nearly the last minute.)

For one estimate of the release date for Windows 10 1809, Computerworld added 47 days to July 25, arriving at Sept. 10. A second estimate was generated by adding 61 days - the average of the two previous Skip Ahead triggers - to July 25, resulting in a Sept. 24 rollout.

intel rolls out NUC with 10mm Cannon Lake and AMD Radeon Graphics

Intel also announced five new NUC kits for creating your own mini-PCs. These "bare-bone" boxes come with the itty-bitty chassis, motherboard ports, and processor, but you'll need to add your own RAM, storage, and operating system. Prices start at $300 for the Core i3 devices.

The new models NUC8i7BEH, NUC8i5BEH, NUC8i5BEK, NUC8i3BEH, NUC8i3BEK rock Core i3, i5, or i7 processors depending on the model, built using the established 14nm "Coffee Lake" architecture rather than Cannon Lake. There are actually only three processors to choose from: the 2.7GHz, quad-core Core i7-8559U, the 2.3GHz quad-core Core i5-8259U, and the 3GHz, dual-core Core i3-8109U. All support HyperThreading.

The NUC kits include Intelís Iris Plus Graphics with eDRAM, making them ideal for home theater PCs as well as diminutive desktop rigs. Other basic specs include support for up to three displays via HDMI and USB-C, m.2 storage slots, a microSDXC card slot, and four USB ports (two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0).

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