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Microsoft has had six years to prepare for the launch of Windows 11, but the company is still struggling to explain its new hardware requirements.

Windows 11 will officially support Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake or Zen 2 CPUs and up, leaving behind millions of PCs that were sold during the launch of Windows 10.

Microsoft’s decision to force Windows 11 users into TPM, Secure Boot, and more comes at a pivotal moment for Windows.

Microsoft’s changes mean that some PCs that are only three years old will be excluded from the Windows 11 upgrade.

“Windows 11 does not apply the hardware-compliance check for virtualized instances either during setup or upgrade,” notes a Microsoft document (PDF) on minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11.

Microsoft is allowing testers to access Windows 11 on a wide range of hardware during the preview, but it’s planning to apply these new restrictions at launch. »

Graphic details, photos emerge in restraining order filed against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer

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A domestic violence restraining order filed against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and executed on June 28 includes multiple graphic images from the woman who filed the request.

An ex parte is a temporary restraining order that does not grant the other party an ability to respond.

That statement reads: “Mr. Bauer had a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated by [the woman] beginning in April 2021. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that some Republican lawmakers were 'in on' the Capitol riot and shouldn't sit on the investigative committee

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned her Democratic colleagues to "be careful" about which Republicans they allow to sit on the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Republicans, who torpedoed a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol riot, called the select committee "rigged from the start.".

Other lawmakers, including Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, have suggested that Republican members of Congress were implicated in the deadly Capitol attack. »

Trigger-Happy, Autonomous, and Disobedient: Nordbat 2 and Mission Command in Bosnia

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After the engagement, Nordbat 2 estimated that as many as 150 troops may have been killed, although the Bosnian Serb Army denied this.

The incident greatly upset the UN regional command, which threatened to relieve Nordbat 2's battalion commander and have him sent back to Sweden.

This meant the Swedish government did not have to deal with the political fallout of the otherwise failed UN mission. »

Post-Covid California state budget with record spending on education heads to Gov. Newsom

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I don’t think anybody has had a budget like this in front of them for a generation, if not longer.

For higher education, the budget adds $173 million in ongoing funding for the University of California, $186 million for the California State University and $371 million for community colleges.

$5 billion over several years for summer school and after-school enrichment programs for elementary school students through funding based on the number of high-needs students in a district. »