The Verge: New York breaks the right to repair bill as it’s signed into law

The Verge: New York breaks the right to repair bill as it’s signed into law. “The bill establishes that consumers and independent repair providers have a right to obtain manuals, diagrams, diagnostics and parts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in order to repair their own devices. However, the bill was meaningfully compromised at the last minute by amendments that give OEMs some convenient exceptions and loopholes to get out of obligations that many right to repair advocates had been hoping for.”

Microsoft Testing Tool for Clean Windows 10 Install

Microsoft is testing a tool to get the junk out of your Windows 10 install. “Currently available only for Windows Insiders, the new tool fetches a copy of Windows online and performs a clean installation. The only option is whether or not you want to preserve your personal data. Any other software that’s installed will be blown away, including the various applications and utilities that OEMs continue to bundle with their systems.” The tool has some issues, and unless you’ve got a completely clean system you wouldn’t mind hosing, I wouldn’t start playing with it yet. Good idea, though.