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April 1, 2016

Microsoft is bringing the Bash to Windows 10

This is the GNU Emacs program running on an Ubuntu image with Windows.

This is the GNU Emacs program running on an Ubuntu image with Windows.

TechCrunch reporting from the Microsoft Build conference this week has reported that the Bash shell–commonly found in Mac OS X and Linux operating systems–is going to be on Windows 10. Bash runs natively within Ubuntu on Windows and it will be included as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer but it will be available to Windows Insiders before that and on the Windows Store soon. Bash also could be the beginning of more shells coming according to Microsoft VP Terry Myerson.

Under its new CEO Satya Nadella, the company has embraced the idea that it wants to target all developers and platforms and not just its own. Recently, Linux was embraced to run on their cloud service, Azure and they are also looking to make SQL Server available for Linux in return.

For more on this announcement, check out the article from TechCrunch.

Scott Hanselman’s blog delves deeper into how Bash will interact with Windows. Click here for more.

November 17, 2010

The Linux desktop may soon be a lot faster

Linux is fast. That’s why 90%+ of the Top 500 fastest supercomputers run it. What some people don’t realize is that Linux is much better at delivering speed for servers and supercomputers than it is on the desktop. That was by design. But over the last few years, there’s been more interest in delivering fast desktop performance. Now there’s a Linux kernel patch that may give you a faster, much faster, desktop experience. (more…)

September 20, 2010

Take Linux for a desktop test drive

Windows users can test Linux without installing

That desktop Linux offers myriad compelling advantages for business users is no longer the subject of much debate. All that remains for many Windows users is to give it a try. That step, however, can cause some anxiety.

Though not difficult, installing Linux outright can feel like too big a commitment for some people. Others may worry about the effect on their current software and files. The good news is, there are multiple ways you can take Linux for a test drive without actually installing it. (more…)

July 27, 2010

The most popular Linux for Web servers is…

Even a Linux fan might not have heard of CentOS Linux but, if you’re a Web or other edge-server administrator, I can guarantee you know about CentOS.

That’s because, according to Web Technology Surveys, in July 2010, “For the first time, CentOS is now leading the Linux distribution statistics on web servers with almost 30% of all Linux servers.” (more…)

June 25, 2010

Linux system compromised by backdoor Trojan

Malware concerns for Linux

A backdoor Trojan discovered in a popular Linux download illustrates that the OS is not impervious to attack.

Linux can no longer be considered impervious to attack or compromise. The bad news is that it turns out a vast collection of Linux systems may, in fact, be pwned. The good news, at least for IT administrators and organizations that rely on Linux as a server or desktop operating system, is that the Trojan is in a game download so it should have no bearing on Linux in a business setting. (more…)

June 4, 2010

Consumer electronics makers form Linux group

A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments unveiled Linaro, a new software engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.

The new foundation hopes to take the success Linux has seen in large enterprise software and translate that to the consumer world of TV, tablets, smartphones and netbooks, which is dominated by several main OSes, including Windows, Symbian, Blackberry and Apple’s iPhone OS. (more…)