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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...

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...

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...

You can now run Linux apps with GUIs on Windows 10 via WSL

Windows may be the most popular desktop OS, but that doesn't mean it can do everything. If you want to do something like run a JetBrains Projector server, for instance, you're going to need a Unix-based system, like Linux. Microsoft introduced Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) a while back, which brought support for running Linux...

Linux kernel will soon have initial support for Apple’s M1 chipset

Apple revealed its first desktop-class System-on-a-Chip design last year, the Apple M1, based on the same ARM architecture as most smartphones and tablets. While Linux has worked well on ARM devices (like the Raspberry Pi) for years, Apple's hardware is heavily customized and requires specific software support. Thankfully, we're now one step closer to running...

WSL Hello sudo brings Windows Hello authentication to Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an important part of Windows 10. Originally meant for developers building web and cloud applications, WSL nowadays turned into something a lot more powerful that brings two very different operating systems together. Since WSL 2, the Linux layer is powered by a variant of Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology,...

7-Zip, the open source file archiver, is now available for Linux

An official build of 7-Zip is now available for Linux x86, x86-64, ARMv7, and ARM64 architectures, extending the popular open source file compression program from PCs running Microsoft Windows to thousands of Linux-powered devices, including Chromebooks and the Raspberry Pi. Linux users have been able to use the 7-Zip archive (*.7z) for a while using applications...

An XDA Recognized Developer is being funded by Google to improve Linux Kernel security

Google and the Linux Foundation announced plans to provide funds to two Linux kernel security developers, one of whom is Nathan Chancellor, a well-known kernel developer on our forums. The two developers will focus their time on improving kernel security and associated initiatives. The news comes on the heels of the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Security...

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T seeing work for mainline Linux kernel support

One of the perks of buying a OnePlus smartphone is the aftermarket development support. The company is generally known for its timely kernel source code releases (they have been slow at publishing sources a couple of times) and promotion of custom ROMs for EOL devices among other things, which makes it a fan favorite in...