More posts about “Microsoft”

Microsoft Office 2021 Includes Better Support for LibreOffice Files

We’re used to hearing that the latest versions of out favourite open-source office suites come with better support for Microsoft Office files, but the other way around? That’s a little less common, but it’s happening. […]

3 October 2021

Hot Topic: Why Windows 11 Could Be Good News for Ubuntu

Windows 11 has a new set of features and a new set of requirements. Devices older than 6 years old can't run Windows 11. We think it's a chance for Linux.

24 June 2021
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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04

Visual Studio Code is a powerful and popular open source code editor from Microsoft. In this post I show you how to install VSCode on Ubuntu 20.04 and up.

24 June 2021

Microsoft Demos GUI Linux Apps Running on Windows 10

Ever wanted to run desktop Linux apps on Windows 10? Microsoft's WSL engineering team are making this strange marriage a reality, as this demo video shows!

21 April 2021

Linux Kernel 5.4 is Rolling Out Via Windows Update

Using Windows Subsystem for Linux 2? If so, you may be interested to know that a new Linux kernel is available to install through Windows Update. Yes — writing that sentence feels very weird! Canonical’s […]

18 February 2021
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First Look: We Go Hands on With Microsoft Edge for Linux

We install Microsoft Edge for Linux using the developer build that's now available and share our early thoughts. Want to try Edge? Read on to learn how.

20 October 2020
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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 Make 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) in the latest Windows versions here’s how — we cover everything you need to do to install it in […]

6 June 2020
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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