The year 2022 is over. With all eyes on 2023 and what the new year will bring, it’s time to re-read the most interesting and popular stories published on Neowin in 2022. After leaving the series in 2021, we’re back with an annual story to show you the most watched stories. Articles, such as news, guides, and editorials.
10. Windows 11 is the first moment.
Windows 11’s “Moment 1” update rollout article starts the list. On October 18, Microsoft began rolling out additional feature updates for the Windows 11 2022 Update. It packs several neat features, such as a tabbed file explorer with better favorites, suggested actions, a better sharing experience, and a more advanced taskbar overflow. However, it’s safe to say that for most Windows 11 users, the number one change in the “Moment 1” update is the ability to open Task Manager with a right-click on the taskbar.
The “Moment 1” update is the first feature drop for Windows 11, with more to come in 2023. The first should arrive in February or March, the second in June and the third in October.
9. China says no to Windows, yes to Linux.
In May, news broke revealing the Chinese government’s plans to ditch Windows in favor of Linux. In addition, Beijing intends to change about 50 million Computers only in central government agencies. The country is home to local manufacturers, such as Lenovo, Kingsoft Corp, and Inspur Electronic Information Co. Intends to choose a PC built and maintained by Such changes are not happening overnight. China reportedly wants to complete the process in two years.
8. An all-new OneDrive app for Windows 11
Summer 2022 marks the end of the old OneDrive app on Windows 11. In July, a leak revealed an upcoming OneDrive redesign for users of Microsoft’s latest operating system. The new app features a more modern design that looks consistent with the rest of Windows 11. There’s nothing new feature-wise, but it’s still great to see Microsoft give its cloud storage client a fresh coat of paint on Windows 11.
Microsoft began rolling out the redesigned OneDrive app for Windows 11 to all users in December.
7. Review of the world’s first QD-OLED ultrawide monitor
In April, we published a review of the world’s first QD-OLED ultrawide monitor from Dell Alienware. It received high acclaim for its picture quality A relatively cheap one A price tag for those looking for a large ultrawide OLED panel capable of delivering great features for creative work and gaming.
6. The Y2K22 bug!
2022 kicks off with another bug-busting vacation for IT admins. Not the end of the world by any means, but severe enough to ruin the holiday spirit. Most interestingly, the problem was date-related: it caused Microsoft Exchange servers to stop processing mail because the servers weren’t properly prepared to handle January 1, 2022 in int32.
Fortunately, it didn’t take long for Microsoft to respond to the emergency and restore order. On January 2, 2022, the company published a blog post explaining how to mitigate the Y2K22 bug.
5. What is the most efficient browser for Windows?
Most Windows browsers today use Chromium to ensure optimal compatibility and features. Despite using a lot of shared code, modern browsers are not equal. In addition to offering unique features and exciting capabilities, the most popular options differ in energy efficiency. In August 2022, we conducted a small test to find the most energy-friendly browser. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Vivaldi? The result may surprise you.
Developers continue to improve their browsers with new tools, more efficient code, and other refinements. For example, Chrome recently introduced memory and battery saving utilities, so expect the update to be tested in 2023.
4. Windows 11 2022 Update Overview
In case you missed it, in May 2022, we published a long overview of the Windows 11 2022 Update. This can help you navigate around the OS more easily and learn what new capabilities it offers. There are improvements to the Start menu and taskbar (it’s needed), lots of UI changes, updates to the Settings app, a redesigned task manager (major), some great accessibility features, and of course a lot of bugs. are New to Windows 11? Then the Windows 11 2022 Update review is a must read.
3. Use Windows 11? These 11 apps you should have on your system
What makes Windows great are the apps you can run on it. If you wonder how to increase your productivity or fix some system glitches, check out our “Top 11 Apps Every Windows 11 User Should Have.” It lists ten free apps and one premium one to enhance the Start menu, easily adjust monitor brightness, take better screenshots, work with files in a better file manager, schedule Switch between dark and light themes, and more.
Of course, there are hundreds of other useful Windows apps, and you can find a bunch in the comments section or suggest your own.
2. Google’s AI gets sentient.
Our second most popular story covers a surprising incident with Google’s Language Model for Dialog Applications (LaMDA). According to one software engineer—who was later placed on administrative leave for violating the company’s nondisclosure agreements—LaMDA has become sensitive. He indicated a desire for Google to recognize his rights as a real person, obtain his consent before conducting future experiments, and engage in conversations about his future.
In a later statement, Google tried.
Your cover Clarify the story by claiming that there is “overwhelming evidence” against the claim that LaMDA has gone full Skynet.
1. Windows 11 has a lot of exciting changes coming soon.
And the “Most Watched Story of 2022” award goes to a recently published story covering five unusual features coming soon to Windows 11. Surprising changes Microsoft is considering implementing. Users should be wary of more ads on the Start menu, a weird search on the taskbar, more ways to impose Edge, and more.
Fortunately, it’s not all negative. A counterpart to this article describes five cool features that Windows 11 will soon receive. Be sure to check it out as well.
And that’s it for the most popular articles published on Neowin in 2022. Thank you for sticking with us, and let’s hope 2023 brings more exciting stories!