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    Windows 11 may be unveiled next week - Windows 10 support ends 14 October 2025

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 15:08

The article below covers some of the rumoured new features for Windows 11, most of which could have anyway been rolled into Windows 10 updates. So what most people will be wondering is, what happens to their Windows 10 installations? Will it be pay again to upgrade, or will it be a free upgrade?

Which is why I like rolling Linux distros as they just keep updating free month after month with no major disruption.


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    Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers - No third-party X server required

    Danie van der Merwe · / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 20:12

Microsoft is starting to allow Windows 10 testers to access Linux GUI apps. The first preview of support for GUI applications is available today for Windows Insiders, allowing developers to run GUI editors, tools, and applications to build and test Linux apps. It’s a significant extension for Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), after the company added a full Linux kernel to Windows 10 last year.

While it has been possible to run Linux GUI apps within Windows previously using a third-party X server, official support from Microsoft means there’s also GPU hardware acceleration so apps and tools run smoothly. Audio and microphone support is also included out of the box, so Linux devs can easily test or run video players and communications apps.


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