Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 debuts with Windows 10 preview build 181917

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets you run command line Linux tools in Windows 10 by installing a full Linux system that can run alongside Windows. In May Microsoft announced that a major update to the Windows Subsystem for Linux was on the way, and now the first preview of WSL 2 is available. It’s baked […]

Windows 10 Build 17666 brings Clipboard History, Explorer dark theme, search previews

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update may just be starting to roll out, but Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows and members of the Windows Insider program can take the latest preview build for a spin starting today. Windows 10 Preview Build 17666 includes improvements to the upcoming “Sets” feature and a whole […]

Windows 10 might soon let you block non-Windows Store apps from installing

Microsoft is working on the next major update to Windows 10, but if you’re a member of the Windows Insider Program you don’t have to wait for the Windows 10 Creators Update to be released to try some of the new features. Almost every week Microsoft releases a new preview build of the operating system […]

Latest Windows 10 preview includes Ubuntu 16.04 subsystem, among other changes

Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Insiders program, and among other changes are some big updates to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). That’s the name for the feature that allows users to open a Bash terminal to run some Ubuntu Linux software and commands from within […]

Windows Insiders might want to leave the preview program (for a while)

Microsoft’s Windows Insider program allows users to test early versions of upcoming software. For most of the past year, that’s meant users could try out early versions of Windows 10 before they were available for wider release and help provide feedback to shape the future of the operating system. Many of those preview features ended […]

Windows 10 Refresh tool makes clean installs of Windows easier, removes bloatware

Having issues with your computer? One time-tested (and often time-consuming) way of dealing with them is to reinstall your operating system, and Microsoft makes that pretty easy to do in Windows 10 by including a “reset this PC” option in the Recovery section of the Update & Security settings. Resetting the PC will wipe your […]

Microsoft is still releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview builds

Windows 10 may be available to the masses, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is killing its Windows Insider Preview program. As promised, anyone can opt into the program to receive early builds of upcoming versions of Windows. Not only does this help you get a taste of feature before they’re more widely available, but it […]

Windows 10 is free for anyone testing Insider Preview builds (Updated)

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on July 29th. But the company’s been inviting users to test preview versions of the operating system since last October. So what happens to your computer on July 29th if you’ve been running a preview for almost a year? You can either opt to stay in the “Windows Insider” program […]