Microsoft’s latest “Insider” Windows 10 preview Build 14316, includes the Windows Subsystem for Linux along with a flurry of other new features.The addition of a Linux command-line to Windows was announced at Microsoft’s Build conference last week. The feature is aimed at developers, allowing them to use Linux utilities without having to run up a virtual machine or log into a remote system.Installing the Subsystem for Linux is a matter of first enabling Developer Mode, par of the Update and Security settings, and then selecting Linux from the Windows Features dialog. Once it is enabled, you can open a command prompt, type bash, and be prompted to install “Ubuntu on Windows”. The subsystem is then downloaded from the Windows Store.
Read on, source: Windows 10 with Ubuntu now in public preview • The Register
Think you’ll be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 from your pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Not so fast.For months, rumors have been swirling that suggested Microsoft was so eager to get its entire customer base onto Windows 10 that it will extend its free upgrade offer even to those who obtained their copies of Windows by, um, questionable means. Well, it seems that may not be true after all. Or not entirely true. Or something.More ReadingNew Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijackingPenn State University network sacked by China malware blitzOperation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016PIRATES and THIEVES to get Windows 10 as BOOTYMicrosoft tells big biz: No free Windows 10 for you, crack wallets openMicrosoft operating systems exec veep Terry Myerson weighed in on Friday to clarify the software giant’s position on “Non-Genuine” Windows installs – although as clarity goes, his comments were hardly crystal.
Read on, source: Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED • The Channel
Ignite 2015 Microsoft has shipped the second Technical Preview of what it’s now officially calling Windows Server 2016 and has announced Azure Stack, a new offering that bundles up Redmond’s public cloud infrastructure into a version that can run in customers’ own data centers.The new Windows Server build was released to coincide with Redmond’s inaugural Ignite conference in Chicago this week, an event that combines the former TechEd with a variety of targeted events that Microsoft used to hold for various products throughout the year.
Read on, source: Try to contain your joy: Microsoft emits Windows Server 2016 with nano-services • The Register
Build 2015 Microsoft does plan to get Android code working with Windows 10 – so the rumors are true, sort of.But what the software giant actually has planned is more nuanced than just borrowing apps from the Google Play store, and it involves courting iOS developers, too.At the Build developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Microsoft executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson outlined an ambitious plan to fill out the anemic Windows Store with new apps, and it involves reusing code from as many sources as possible.Note we said “reusing,” not “running.” This isn’t a strict Android-compatibility play like BlackBerry tried with its latest OS. Microsoft will get developers most of the way by allowing them to repurpose the Java and C++ code from their Android apps, but also wants them to tailor the apps to take advantage of what Windows has to offer.
Read on, source: FACT: Windows 10 will gobble up Android apps … and iOS apps, too • The Register