Articles Tagged microsoft

WSL 2 EXT4 in FIle Explorer

WSL 2 is Getting Tighter Windows/Linux Integration

Microsoft has dished up new details on future WSL 2 improvements, and it includes the ability to mount and physical Linux filesystems like EXT4 in Windows.

10 September 2020
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Microsoft Makes it Easier to Install WSL on Windows 10

Microsoft is making it easier to install WSL on Windows 10 on systems where the feature isn't currently enabled. Fittingly: it now takes a single command.

17 June 2020

How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10 (Updated)

If you want to try out the improved Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka WSL 2) included in the latest Windows update you’ll need to roll your sleeves up — but don’t worry: we cover […]

6 June 2020
windows terminal apps

Microsoft’s Open Source Terminal App Hits Version 1.0

Microsoft's Windows Terminal app has hit version 1.0. The open source app is available to install on Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store and on GitHub.

19 May 2020

Hot Topic: Windows 10 is Getting Support for GUI Linux Apps

Dream of being able to run your favourite Linux apps on the Windows 10 desktop? Me neither, but Microsoft is going ahead and doing it anyway in WSL 2.

19 May 2020

Microsoft’s New Surface Book Ad Mentions …Linux?!

A new product video for the Microsoft Surface Book 3 make the ability to 'run Linux on Windows' a core selling point, cementing Microsoft's love for its former rival.

7 May 2020
linux market share

Linux Marketshare Doubled Last Month, Stats Reveal

We've all had to adapt to different ways of working of late, and according to stat trackers NetMarketShare that includes making more use of Linux!

6 May 2020

Windows 7 Support Ends Today, Upgrade to Something Supported Soon

Official Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020 for regular desktop users and no further security patches or exploit fixes will be released for free.

14 January 2020

Canonical Sponsors WSLConf, Microsoft’s First Linux Conference

Canonical has announced it will be a ‘featured sponsor’ of WSLConf, taking place at Microsoft HQ in March next year. WSLConf is the first Linux-related conference to be hosted by Microsoft and, if you hadn’t […]

10 December 2019
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Panes, Tab Reordering Added to Windows Terminal App

Windows Terminal panes and tab reordering are two new features the open source command line tool picks up in its latest release, Windows Terminal 0.7.

29 November 2019
Microsoft edge chromium and linux

It’s Official: Microsoft Edge is Coming to Linux

Microsoft Edge for Linux is coming next year, Redmond has announced. Microsoft announced the Linux build on stage at the Ignite 2019 conference.

5 November 2019

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