Windows Package Manager is a free and open source utility from Microsoft that allows you to download, install and manage apps from the command line in Windows 10 or Windows 11. First introduced in 2020, the software is basically Microsoft’s answer to the command line package managers commonly used in GNU/Linux distributions. But instead of […]
Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones grab most of the headlines since they’re the company’s flagship-class phone that typically feature the best hardware Samsung can put in your pocket (even if that hardware sometimes doesn’t run as fast as it could). But the company’s best-selling phones are actually in the wallet-friendly Galaxy A series. And now […]
Windows Package Manager is a utility that lets you install Windows applications from a command prompt, much the way you can with most Linux distributions.
Up until recently though, you could only install applications that were listed in Microsoft’s Windows Package Manager Community Repository. But starting with Windows Package Manager version 1.0, Microsoft added support for third-party app repositories. And starting with version 1.1, you can also install apps from the Microsoft Store.
During Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, the company is highlighting new features aimed at developers, including updates to some of the geekier features the company has added to Windows in recent years. The latest version of the Windows Terminal app can be opened from any screen in Windows by using a keyboard shortcut. Version 1.0 of […]
Last year Microsoft introduced a preview of Windows Package Manager, a utility that lets you install Windows applications from a command prompt. Basically it’s the Windows equivalent of the apt, yum, or pacman tools used by GNU/Linux distributions like Debian, Fedora, and Arch. But the Windows Package Manager is still very much a work in […]
Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]
Microsoft has released a new preview version of its Windows Terminal app, which is shaping up to be a pretty powerful, customizable tool for all of the different command line interfaces available in Windows 10. That includes the basic command prompt, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux. The latest version adds support for a […]
A month after releasing the first stable version of the new Windows Terminal app, Microsoft has introduced a preview of the next version. Windows Terminal Preview 1.1 is now available for download, and it includes new features including the ability to launch the terminal at startup, an “open in Windows Terminal” option in the Explorer right-click […]
While Android and iOS dominate the smartphone space these days, there are multiple projects underway to create free and open source, Linux-based operating systems. For the most part, developers have focused on making touch-friendly operating systems that resemble Android and iOS in some ways. But Sxmo is a new project that makes a Linux smartphone […]
Microsoft’s Windows Terminal app is less than a year old, and it’s still more of a public preview than a fully functional replacement for other Windows command line tools. But it keeps inching closer. The latest release is out today, and Windows Terminal v0.10 brings a bunch of bug fixes and a handful of new features. […]