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Google adds WireGuard VPN to Android 12’s Linux Kernel

With remote work becoming the norm at many businesses thanks to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to secure network connections with a virtual private network, or VPN. There are multiple VPN tunneling protocols that services can make use of, but a relatively new implementation called WireGuard has taken the tech world by storm. As...

Developer brings mainline Linux Kernel support to the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua with unofficial Android 11 custom ROM

In the past few weeks, we’ve made a lot of posts about official Android 11 updates and Android 11-based custom ROMs. There is even a special custom Generic System Image (GSI) build through which anyone can get the taste of Android 11 on their Project Treble compatible devices. However, a similar achievement has yet to...

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Edge on Linux, Windows Terminal Preview 1.4, WSL2 updates, and more

At its annual Ignite developer conference, Microsoft has announced a host of developer-centric changes coming to Windows 10. As per recent blog posts shared by the company, these changes aim to simplify app development on the platform and offer developers better tools to stay focused and productive. Here are some of the most noteworthy announcements...

WSL 2 in Windows 10 now supports mounting Linux filesystems like EXT4

After announcing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) during Microsoft Build last year, Microsoft rolled out the feature to users with the Windows 10 May 2020 update (v. 2004) earlier this year. The update introduced a full Linux kernel to the stable Windows 10 branch, and the company also made WSL 2 updateable through...

How to access Samsung DeX mode on Linux and Chrome OS

Google has yet to offer a full-fledged desktop interface in Android, but you can access the hidden barebones version of it on some devices running Android 10. A handful of OEMs, on the other hand, offer their own implementations of the desktop mode, and Samsung's DeX is inarguably the most polished and feature-rich option among...

UBports GSI brings Ubuntu Touch to any Project Treble-supported Android device

The ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) on a compatible Android device is one of the best outcomes of Project Treble, but a similar achievement has yet to be made in the domain of generic kernel development. Google does mandate a minimum Linux kernel version requirement with each new release of Android,...

Android’s Nearby Share file-sharing feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux thanks to Google Chrome

Apple's ecosystem is very cohesive and one of the best examples of that is AirDrop. The feature makes it super simple to share files across Apple devices without needing anyone to install a third-party app. On the Android side, things are a lot messier. While OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Meizu, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have...

How to build LineageOS on Windows 10 using WSL 2

The second generation of Windows Subsystem for Linux, commonly referred to as WSL 2, was announced during Microsoft’s Build 2019 developer conference. Compared to the legacy WSL implementation, WSL 2 performs substantially better on filesystem-heavy operations due to the major architectural rewrite. Windows 10's latest stable channel build, i.e. Windows 10 May 2020 update, makes...

Lenovo’s P-series ThinkPads and ThinkStation PCs are getting Linux options

Earlier this year in January, Dell unveiled the 2020 refresh for its XPS series of laptops. As part of the lineup, Dell released the XPS 13 2020 with 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake chips. Along with the regular Windows-based variants of the notebook, Dell also released a Ubuntu-based Developer Edition of the XPS 13 2020...

Microsoft releases Terminal 1.0 and Windows Package Manager, announces Linux GUI app support and GPU acceleration for WSL 2

Microsoft holds a conference event every year for software engineers and web developers. Called Build, or //build/, the event is a conference for developers that primarily work on Windows, Microsoft Azure, and other technologies. While Microsoft holds an event on the ground every year, as they have in the past years, but because of COVID-19,...

WireGuard VPN protocol makes its way to Linux Kernel 5.6

Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, can be an essential tool in the digital age. Due to growing privacy concerns or simple geolocation barriers, more and more users are taking advantage of the increased privacy and versatility afforded by VPNs that they trust. With COVID-19 forcing millions of workers to stay at home, many are forced...

Developer ports Ubuntu Touch to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

There was a time when you could slap any operating system on the mythical HTC HD2, be it Android, Ubuntu, or even Windows RT. The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II are gradually taking up that mantle, as it is possible to install regular GNU/Linux distributions on them with very little effort. While...