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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows. It allows developers to run a GNU/Linux environment - including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on the Windows operating system.

 

Earlier, WSL was available for Windows 10. And now, after the launch of Windows 11, the company has made the Windows Subsystem for Linux available for Windows 11 too.

Published by on under Linux | Microsoft Windows 11

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows 10. Earlier, the Windows Insiders running Windows 10 Build 20262 or higher were able to easily install WSL on Windows 10 by entering a command-line option as a Windows PowerShell command.

 

Now, Microsoft has officially backported WSL to Windows 10 version 2004 and higher, which will make installing WSL on those builds much easier. Are you excited about this news? Continue reading further to learn how you can install WSL on Windows 10 by entering a single command.

Published by on under Linux | News

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running native Linux binaries on Windows 10. It allows developers to run a GNU/Linux environment - including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on Windows 10.

 

If you are running Windows 10 Build 20262 or higher, you can easily install WSL on Windows 10 by entering a command-line option as a Windows PowerShell command. Here we will learn how to install WSL on Windows 10.

Published by on under Linux | Windows 10

During the first announcement of the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser, Microsoft made it clear that the company is going to make the new browser available to all popular platforms. During the Microsoft Ignite //2020 event, Microsoft announced that the Edge Insiders will get the first preview build of the Linux variant in October 2020.

 

As of now, the Linux variant of the Microsoft Edge browser was available to Edge Insiders in the Dev Channel. Over a period of six months, it now moved one step closer to the stable release by promoting it to the Beta Channel.

Published by on under Linux | Microsoft Edge

If you are a Microsoft Edge Insider in the Dev Channel, Microsoft today releases a new Edge build 91.0.831.0. The latest Dev Channel build adds two big features for Microsoft Edge users. The first one is Color Themes support in all platforms, and the other one is MSA sign-in and sync for the Linux users.

 

There are also some more notable changes and fixes in this new build. For the complete changelog, and to learn what's new in Microsoft Edge build 91.0.831.0 in the Dev Channel, continue reading further.

Published by on under Browser | Internet Browser

Etcher is the popular name used to refer to BalenaEtcher. BalenaEtcher is software whose source code is accessible freely and gives room for further modification and reallocation. Etcher is used for writing image files such as .img, .iso, and zipped folders creating USB flash drives that are bootable.

 

Before its existence, users experienced a hassle in writing images on detachable devices such as SD cards. Etcher can quickly burn an operating system into an SD card, for instance, thus getting rid of long and baffling procedures.

Published by on under Editorial | Etcher

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.

Published by on under Linux | Microsoft Edge

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.

Published by on under Linux | Microsoft Edge

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.

Published by on under Linux | Microsoft Edge

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.

Published by on under Git | GitHub

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.

Published by on under Linux | News

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.

Published by on under Linux | News

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.

Published by on under Linux | News


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