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posted by hubie on Thursday March 28, @10:14PM   Printer-friendly

Arthur T Knackerbracket has processed the following story:

As spotted by German tech site DeskModder, Microsoft has begun automatically installing a Copilot app on Windows 11. The new application doesn't seem to have any functionality, and further investigation revealed that it has 0 bytes of data, suggesting that it's actually a placeholder shell for the most part. Thankfully, users can uninstall the app by simply using the built-in 'Uninstall' option in Windows.

[...] It's unclear how the Copilot app is getting installed on systems that have automatic updates turned off, but according to Ghacks, it showed up on their test PC after the Edge browser was updated to the latest version. Interestingly, the application's AppxManifest.xml lists Windows 10 as the minimum compatible version, while the maximum version is listed as Windows 12.0.0.0.

[...] Microsoft recently started rolling out Copilot to more Windows 10/11 devices, enabling users to experience the AI features on their desktop. According to the company, users can access up to ten Copilot requests before needing to sign-in with a Microsoft ID. The feature is still in preview as of now, but is enabled by default in Windows 11 version 23H2. It is, however, disabled by default in Windows 11 version 22H2.


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by mcgrew on Saturday March 30, @06:45PM (2 children)

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Saturday March 30, @06:45PM (#1351031) Homepage Journal

    From The Old Sayings Are Wrong: [mcgrew.info]

    There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

    Taken literally, this is patently false, as anyone with a grandmother knows. You may say “well, Grandma paid for it so it isn't free.” But it is free – to you.

    I have a fruit tree in my front yard, and all its fruit is completely free.

    What this old saying means is “never trust a salesman”. If a salesman offers to buy your lunch, it will cost you.

    From a physicist's perspective, it means you can't break the three laws of thermodynamics; you can never get more energy out of a system than you put in.

    --
    mcgrewbooks.com mcgrew.info nooze.org
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  • (Score: 2) by DadaDoofy on Saturday March 30, @08:12PM (1 child)

    by DadaDoofy (23827) on Saturday March 30, @08:12PM (#1351044)

    "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

    • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday April 11, @03:27PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday April 11, @03:27PM (#1352507) Homepage Journal

      England's Ronald Reagan. Sweden and Finland, the happiest countries in the world despite being so damned cold, are socialist. That "other's people's money" wasn't created in the board room, it was created by the engineers, programmers, and factory floor workers. They have been stealing labor since Reagan.

      With fascism like we are now in, you run out of competence. Nobody wants to be ripped off. History says that every period of wealth disparity leads to an economic depression.

      Under communism, government runs business.
      Under fascism, business runs government.
      Under socialism, society runs government and business people run business under the watchful eye of society.

      --
      mcgrewbooks.com mcgrew.info nooze.org