Articles Tagged microsoft

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

7 October 2019

Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely

Microsoft Edge for Linux could soon be a reality, with Microsoft Edge devs launching a Linux web development survey to gather feedback on the idea.

27 September 2019

Microsoft Has Built a Font for the Command Line

Microsoft has released an open source font called 'Cascadia Code' designed for 'command line experiences and code editors'. The font is free to download.

19 September 2019
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Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

WSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

11 September 2019
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Must Read: Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued)

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing exFAT support to the Linux kernel, with code contributed licensed under GPLv2. This is huge, unexpected, yet very welcome #opensource news. Microsoft’s exFAT file system is prevalent throughout a […]

28 August 2019
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Microsoft Makes It Easier to Try the Open Source Windows Terminal App

I carry word that users can now install the new Windows Terminal app on Windows 10 direct from the Microsoft Store – no need to build the app from source.

23 June 2019
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Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”

Microsoft has reiterated its desire to bring the Chromium-based Edge browser to Linux desktops, describing the task as "something we'd like to do".

14 June 2019
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Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing

Last month’s news that Microsoft is putting a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 shocked and surprised — now the tech is ready for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka ‘WSL 2’) is rolling […]

13 June 2019
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CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

CERN is known for pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding, but the research outfit's next major experiment will be with open-source software.

12 June 2019
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Take a Closer Look at Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, aka WSL 2, attracted a lot of attention when announced earlier this week, and a new video from Microsoft offers a closer look. WSL 2 is the first version of […]

10 May 2019
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Must Read: Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel Inside Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) sees Microsoft ship a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 as part of its developer-focused feature set.

6 May 2019
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Must Read: Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux “Eventually”

Linux builds of Microsoft Edge (the new version using Chromium) aren't available yet, but the Edge team say it's something they'd 'like to do eventually'.

9 April 2019