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Microsoft released a new Dev Channel build of its popular Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser to the Edge Insiders. The new Edge build 88.0.685.3 comes with support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux, and support for the management policy to Configure Friendly URL Format.

 

Apart from these two new added features, Microsoft Edge build 88.0.685.3 in the Dev Channel also comes with several bug fixes. You can find the complete changelog of the build below.

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Microsoft announced that the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is now available for Linux users. The company said that they will provide weekly updates in sync with the Dev Channel on other platforms, and as this is still in the early preview state, you may experience bugs or unexpected behaviors.

 

This version of Microsoft Edge supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE distributions of the Linux operating system. Edge Insiders in the Dev channel for Linux can download it and start providing feedback to Microsoft.

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When Microsoft first announced that they are going to switch to the popular Chromium engine for Microsoft Edge, they made it clear that the browser will come to every popular platform. Till now, it was available to Windows, ARM, macOS, Android, and was missing the love of Linux.

 

During the Microsoft Ignite //2020 virtual event, Microsoft announced that their Edge browser is going to get some love for Linux, and it is soon coming to the Edge Insiders. Continue reading to know its availability.

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GitHub users can now run an entire GitHub workflow from the terminal. Microsoft owned GitHub announces GitHub CLI version 1.0, which was there in Beta since February 2020. With this, you can now call the GitHub API to script and create workflows without having to switch your terminal sessions.

 

As it was the most demanded feature during the beta stage, the GitHub CLI is now available to use on repositories hosted on GitHub Enterprise Server 2.2 and above. To know more about the announcement, continue reading further.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev Channel. The latest Windows 10 build 20211 contains two new features. Among these, one is the ability to search for default apps, and the other is the ability to access the Linux file systems in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

 

If you are a Windows Insider and your device is enrolled against the Dev Channel, you can grab the latest preview build through Windows Update. In this post, we are going to learn how to access Linux files with Windows Explorer in Windows 10.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev Channel. The latest Windows 10 build 20211 contains two new features. Among these, one is the ability to search for default apps, and the other is the ability to access the Linux file systems in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

 

If you are a Windows Insider and your device is enrolled against the Dev Channel, you can grab the latest preview build through Windows Update. Before upgrading to this build, make sure to check out the original release notes for known issues present in this build.

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Microsoft announced that they are backporting the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) distros to Windows 10 version 1903, and Windows 10 version 1909. Redmond based software giant said that it took over the last few months to bring it to Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909.

 

The backported WSL2 support comes to x64 systems only via a cumulative update (KB4571748) for those listed two Windows 10 versions and is currently being rollout out to the users.

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