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Here’s how to boot Microsoft’s own Linux distribution: CBL-Mariner

It's been a few years since Microsoft unveiled the second version of its Windows Subsystem for Linux (AKA WSL 2), and the runtime is now mature enough to run Linux applications with GUIs. The next step on the journey is none other than the Windows Subsystem for Android, which will let you run Android apps...

Pine64 announces $399 e-reader with Linux and pen support

Hong Kong-based Pine64 has been selling single-board computers for years, but it might be best known for the PinePhone and PineBook Pro, some of the best ARM-powered Linux devices available right now. Now the company is branching out into e-readers, with the announcement of the PineNote — an e-ink Linux tablet with pen support and...

Does the Dell XPS 17 support Linux?

The Dell XPS 17 is currently one of the best 17-inch laptops on the market. It features a premium design that comprises an aluminum chassis with a carbon fiber finish on the deck and super-thin bezels all around the display. The laptop can also deliver great performance powered by the latest 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-H...

The JingPad A1 is a Linux tablet that (kind of) runs Android apps

There have been many attempts to create tablets running Linux, and even a few ones with ARM processors, like the Pine64 PineTab. However, another company is now giving it a shot, with an ARM Linux tablet that looks remarkably like an Apple iPad. It's called the 'JingPad,' and at least on the surface, it seems...

WayDroid can run Android apps on Linux without slowdowns

There are many ways to run Android apps on desktop computers. Desktop emulators like BlueStacks are popular, you could run Android x86 in a virtual machine (or dual-boot it), or you could wait for Windows 11's Android app compatibility layer. Anbox is another solution for running Android apps, intended to support Linux and Linux-based smartphones,...

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Several features of the Android platform can be accessed only through paths and methods that are hidden away from the average user. These have generally been done with the help of some command line Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands, a tool that Google offers for developers to debug various parts of their applications or the...

Can I play Minecraft on a Chromebook? Which Editions work?

Minecraft is a sandbox construction video game developed by Mojang Studios. Players interact with a fully customizable three-dimensional environment made of blocks and entities. Its diverse gameplay lets players choose the way they play, with countless possibilities. There are currently three actively maintained editions of Minecraft -- Java Edition, Bedrock Edition, and Education Edition. If...

How to dual-boot Windows 11 and Linux on your PC

Microsoft is preparing to release Windows 11 later this year, and so far, it looks like a major improvement over Windows 10. It has a brand-new visual design that's more consistent and attractive, and it includes some big new features like support for Android apps. As good as it may be though, it doesn't necessarily...

Linux for Chromebooks will finally graduate from beta in the next Chrome OS release

Chrome OS has come a long way since it was introduced by Google as a "web-first" operating system in 2011. Over the course of the last few years, Google enabled support for Android apps on the platform, bringing the massive Google Play catalog of apps over to Chromebooks. And more recently, Linux app support was...

Microsoft’s Edge browser is now available in beta for Linux

Today, Microsoft released its Edge browser in the Beta channel for Linux. It's been available in the Dev channel since Ignite last year. That means that if you're on Linux or even for Chromebooks, you can test a more stable version of the browser. If you choose to download it, you're going to get Edge 91....

Linux Mint’s ‘Warpinator’ file transfer app arrives on Android

The process of copying files from one computer to another can be surprisingly difficult, especially without using flash drives or other external storage. That's why the developers behind the Linux Mint desktop operating system developed Warpinator, an application for copying files over a local network. However, the tool only worked on Linux-based systems, until now. Warpinator...

Ubuntu Linux 21.04 arrives with Wayland graphics, updated system theme, and more

Ubuntu is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions, and it serves as the base for countless other desktop operating systems, like Linux Mint and Elementary OS. There are two major releases of Ubuntu each year, and right on schedule, Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo' has just been released. Ubuntu 21.04 is not a Long-Term Support...