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Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

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 […]

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Lilbits: Surface Duo unboxing videos, Intel Tiger Lake leaks, and Windows Terminal updates

Intel told us a lot about it’s 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” architecture earlier this month… but the company didn’t actually say anything about specific chips. With Tiger Lake-powered computers set to be unveiled in the coming weeks though, details are starting to leak… and they paint a picture of a significant spec bump when compared […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Android Go, and RISC-V

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 […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal Preview 1.1

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 […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerToys 0.18

The Windows Terminal app is exiting beta, almost a year after the first public preview was released. The all-in-one command line tool for Windows provides a new way to interact with the Windows command prompt, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Windows Powershell. With features including support for rich text, tabs, and themes, styles, and and […]

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Lilbits 390: A DIY ergonomic E Ink laptop made from off-the-shelf parts

There’s a fine line between genius and madness, and I’m not entirely sure which side this falls on, but web designer ArleyM recently shared details about a DIY ergonomic E Ink laptop project… and it’s kind of beautiful and horrific at the same time. Basically, the kit combines an ergonomic keyboard from Kinesis, a Kensington […]

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Windows Terminal v0.10 brings mouse and split-screen improvements

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. […]

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Windows Terminal Preview v.07 picks up support for panes (view two terminals side-by-side)

Microsoft’s Windows Terminal is designed to be a modern replacement for all of the various command line tools baked into Windows. The first preview was released in June with support for tabs, support for themes, custom configurations, and Unicode and UTF-8 character support. Since then, Microsoft has kept plugging away at the app, and now […]

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Lilbits 376: Terminal

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced a new Windows Terminal app that brings modern features to the operating system’s various command line tools. Among other things, it brings a tabbed user interface, support for using PowerShell, the Windows Command Prompt, and Windows Subsystem for Linux from the same app, support for backgrounds, and GPU-accelerated text rendering. […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal preview (with tabs, GPU acceleration, and more)

Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal app is here… or at least a public preview is. First announced in May, the new app provides a bunch of features that Microsoft’s earlier command line tools lacked. It also brings all those command line tools together in one place: you can use Windows Terminal to interact with the Windows […]