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Linux users are likely familiar with Wine — a piece of software that allows Windows software to be run on Linux. But did you know you can download and run Linux on Windows natively, and through the Microsoft Store of all places? Yes, I'm serious. It's all thanks to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a feature that was first added to Windows 10 in 2016 as a beta feature for those in the Windows Insider program, and has since been released to the public.


Dell's spiffy Developer Edition notebooks are a product of the company's "Project Sputnik", an "open-ended exploratory project to identify what developers wanted in an ideal system". Unfortunately, despite being widely available in the US and Europe, you can't get them in Australia (the exception being the Precision 5520). So, why do we miss out?


Ubuntu is the first of the Linux distros that were announced as coming to the Windows Store during the most recent Build conference. It's available through the Windows Store for download and runs in it's own sandbox.


The cycle in which ideas turn into software is getting shorter and shorter. By and large, this is a good thing as new functions are delivered to users faster than ever before. But one of the consequences is software bugs are introduced and sometimes missed. I suspect part of the reason is testing cycles are being squeezed. This is part of the root cause, I think, as to why a two year old bug was introduced into Linux.


If you have to Google/copy/paste every time you want to type a word with an accented character, we have good news for you: There's an easier way. Read on for the fastest way to type these letters on Mac, Windows and Linux.


If you're interested in security, you've probably already heard of security-focused Linux distros such as Tails, Kali and Qubes. They're really useful for browsing anonymously, penetration testing and tightening down your system so it's secure from would-be hackers. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of all three.


For many people, Linux isn't a viable option for everyday work. Some don't have the time or resources to learn a new OS, while others have a need for functionality only Windows can provide. However, Linux still has a bunch of great features and advantages. Here's how to get some of them on Windows.


Dobbie03's Linux desktops are always beautiful, and this one is no exception. This tricked out Elementary OS config is well laid out, easy on the eyes, and easy to work with too. Here's how to make it yours.