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Windows 10 Insider Update Now Ships Ubuntu Bash For Windows

Following last week's announcement of Canonical and Microsoft working together to bring Ubuntu's user-space with Bash to Windows 10 in user-space using a new Windows 10 Linux subsystem, the preliminary support is now available with the latest Windows Insider update.

6 April 2016 - Windows 10 Insider - 22 Comments
Microsoft Is Now Part Of The Eclipse Foundation

Well, Microsoft is continuing in their open-source/Linux announcements. Succeeding yesterday's announcement of Microsoft SQL Server coming to Linux, today the Windows maker announced they are joining the Eclipse Foundation.

8 March 2016 - Microsoft + Eclipse - 34 Comments
Microsoft Launches SQL Server For Linux

Microsoft made many interesting open-source / Linux announcements last year and already in 2016 it's been interesting with Microsoft buying out Xamarin and continuing their open-source ambitions. Microsoft's latest announcement is the availability of their SQL Server for Linux.

7 March 2016 - SQL Server Linux - 75 Comments
Running Some Fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux Graphics/Gaming Benchmarks

My most recent Windows 10 benchmarks compared to Linux were some NVIDIA numbers from early August. With the ever-advancing state of Linux graphics on both the open and closed-source driver fronts, I've started this week with doing another fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux performance comparison for Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

6 November 2015 - Windows 10 Testing - 21 Comments
Vivaldi Web Browser Now In Beta

For those of you interested in the multi-platform, closed-source Vivaldi web browser "built for power users", it's now in beta.

3 November 2015 - Vivaldi Browser - 8 Comments
Mono-Focused Xamarin Buys Out RoboVM

Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman's Xamarin company, which continues to focus on Mono solutions especially for C# apps iOS and Android, has acquired RoboVM.

21 October 2015 - Xamarin + RoboVM - 15 Comments
Microsoft Publishes Early OpenSSH For Windows Code

As the next step after announcing their intentions to support SSH on Windows and making a sizable donation to OpenBSD/OpenSSH, Microsoft has now released early code for implementing OpenSSH on Windows within PowerShell.

20 October 2015 - OpenSSH Windows - 24 Comments
Microsoft Officially Announces VP9 Support In Edge

Last week it was mentioned that Microsoft would support VP9 and other open-source codecs within their new Edge web-browser. Today there's an interesting blog post from Microsoft about their support for Google's VP9 video codec.

8 September 2015 - Microsoft VP9 Win - 37 Comments

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