Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

South Africa to launch new national airline

Definitely abandoning any bailout of the bankrupt national airline South African Airways (SAA), the South African government has announced that it will recreate a new national airline.
 
South Africa to launch new national airline

"It will not be the old SAA but the beginning of a new journey towards the constitution of a new restructured company which will be the new standard of South Africa", announced Friday the Ministry of Public Enterprises in a press release . "The stakeholders (…) have agreed on a long-term vision and strategy" with a view to "creating a new dynamic airline," said the South African ministry, adding that the future national company will have “both public and private shareholders”.

Heavily indebted and recently placed in recovery, SAA has recorded no profit since 2011 and has only survived for years with a permanent infusion of public money. The near total halt in world air traffic caused by the current health crisis has made the survival of SAA, which employs 5,200 people, even more uncertain.




Last month, the government refused to pay yet another 10 billion rand (500 million euro) emergency aid to the company, declaring it bankrupt. "The former SAA is dead, there is no doubt about it," said Minister of Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan at the Bloomberg agency.