Articles Tagged microsoft

Windows Subsystem for Linux Exits Beta

The Windows Subsystem for Linux has graduated from beta, and will become a 'fully supported feature' in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

30 July 2017
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Even Microsoft’s AI Chatbot ‘Zo’ Prefers Linux

Microsoft AI chatbot Zo appears to hold some interesting opinions on tech -- opinions that might leave the Redmond-based giant a little red-faced!

23 July 2017

Visual Studio Code Updated with a Slew of New Features

Microsoft has released an update to Visual Studio Code, its open-source code editor for Windows, macOS and Linux. Visual Studio Code 1.14 is a sizeable update to the Electron-based editor, and adds a slate of […]

12 July 2017
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Hiri Lets You Access Microsoft Exchange Accounts on Linux

Looking for a Linux email client that works with Microsoft Exchange servers, Office365 or Outlook accounts? You’re far from alone. We regularly receive emails and tweets from Ubuntu users who want to know how to […]

5 July 2017
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The Native Skype Linux App Will Stop Working July 1

If you use Skype 4.3 on Linux I've some bad news as Microsoft has said the Qt Skype Linux app will no longer work from July 1, 2017.

4 June 2017
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‘Next generation of Skype’ Unveiled, But Theres No Mention of Linux Support

Microsoft has unwrapped “the next generation of Skype”, a feature-packed update aimed at injecting youthful appeal into the venerable VoIP brand. Dubbed ‘new Skype’, Microsoft say the new version of Skype add more personalisation, more immediacy, and more intimacy […]

1 June 2017

Windows 10 S Won’t Let Users Install Linux Distros

Microsoft has confirmed that users of Windows 10 S, a feature-limited version on Windows 10, won't be able to install Linux distros from the Windows Store.

25 May 2017

Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store

Ubuntu will soon be available to install from the Windows Store on Windows 10. Nope, I’m not drunk, and you’re not hallucinating. The news was announced by Microsoft’s Terry Myers at the software giant’s annual Build conference for […]

12 May 2017

This Tool Lets You Use Fedora and Other Distros with Windows Subsystem for Linux

Add you likely know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update offers a hidden developer-orientated feature called  Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and also known as ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’. The feature allows fans of popular open-source and Linux-based […]

20 November 2016

Microsoft Has Joined the Linux Foundation (No, Really!)

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation.  No, you don’t need to rub yours eyes: we did just write that. The company says it is “joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate […]

16 November 2016

This Is The GNOME Web Browser Running on Windows 10 [File Under Crazy]

The screenshot above …It shows madness incarnate. Okay, it doesn’t — but it is close! You’re looking at GNOME Web — the open-source web-browser formerly known as Epiphany — running on Windows 10 via the Windows Subsystem for […]

15 November 2016
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Is Microsoft Building Yet Another Skype Client?

Recent rumours suggest yet another Skype desktop app to help ease the burden of maintaining so many — but is Skype for Life, in fact, already here and running on Linux?

21 September 2016