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Microsoft is bringing GPU computing to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to install a Linux environment within Windows and run some Linux applications without the need to reboot or switch computers. Right now only command line apps are officially supported, but in the future Microsoft plans to add support for desktop apps with a graphical user interface. In […]

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Microsoft makes porting Linux distros to Windows Subsystem for Linux easier

We live in strange times, when it’s possible to install a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or Debian as if they were Windows applications. While it’s not unusual to run one operating system within another using virtualization, what makes Windows 10 weird is that its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) doesn’t require virtualization: you install your […]

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Now you can run Linux on Windows 10 without developer mode

One of the more surprising (and geeky) features Microsoft introduced with the launch of Windows 10 was something called Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Basically, it’s a tool that lets you run a Linux-based operating system such as Ubuntu within Windows. Up until now the only way to do that was to enable Developer Mode from […]

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Ubuntu isn’t the only version of Linux that can run on Windows 10

Windows 10 includes support for an Ubuntu Linux subsystem, allowing you to run some Linux-based software natively in Windows without using a virtual machine or a dual-boot setup. But what if you’d prefer to use a Linux distribution other than Ubuntu? SUSE product manager Hannes Kühnemund has posted instructions for replacing the Ubuntu filesystem with either […]