Updated WSL in Windows 10 version 1903 lets you access Linux files from Windows

The marriage between Linux and Windows is getting stronger. Having embraced Linux with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), Microsoft is now doing what users have been begging for: Windows 10 April 2019 Update makes it possible to access Linux files from Windows. As well as enabling you to open Linux files from within Explorer, Windows 10 version 1903 gives you the option of editing Linux files from Windows. See also: Microsoft takes Insiders into next year, with the release of the first Windows 10 20H1 build Forget Linux — Here’s how to install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3 Dirty_Sock… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/02/16/access-linux-files-from-windows/

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Here’s what’s new in Kodi 18.1 ‘Leia’ RC

Yesterday, the Kodi Foundation rolled out a release candidate for Kodi 18.1, the first update for the newest version of its popular home theater software. If you’ve been having problems with Kodi 18, then you’ll want to grab this as it comes with a long list of fixes and improvements. SEE ALSO: Kodi 18.1 ‘Leia’ RC now available to download Kodi 18.1 ‘Leia’ RC promises the following changes: Speed up Player and Playlists operations with JSON-RPC Define a senseful default value for advanced settings ‘updateemptytagsinterval’ Revert edge case crash fix that caused DVDs to be not recognized on macOS Remove… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/02/12/heres-whats-new-in-kodi-18-1-leia-rc/

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Kodi 18.1 ‘Leia’ RC now available to download

It’s been two weeks since the Kodi Foundation rolled out the official stable release of Kodi 18 ‘Leia’, the latest iteration of its hugely popular home theater software. Kodi 18 offers lots of big changes, including a new Games area, updated and improved PVR backend clients, and a redesigned Music section. It’s great, but if you’ve been having problems with the software, the latest update — Kodi 18.1 RC — might fix them for you. SEE ALSO: Kodi 18 ‘Leia’ is officially available — download it NOW! As the name suggests, this is a release candidate for 18.1, so it… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/02/11/kodi-18-1-leia-rc-now-available-to-download/

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Developer launches new version of Windows 95 that runs under Windows 10, macOS and Linux

Who doesn’t feel a little nostalgic from time to time? Progress is great, but sometimes it’s nice to look back at how things used to be — even if it’s only to laugh at how different and primitive things used to be. The world of computing is no different in this regard. Last year, developer Felix Rieseberg released Windows 95 as an Electron app to let 90s computer users relive their younger years. Now he’s back with a second version of the Windows 95 app, and it’s even better than ever — gaming classics such as Doom and Wolfenstein3D are… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/02/11/windows-95-v2-windows10-macos-linux/

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Time’s up! Microsoft is flipping the IE 10 kill switch in 2020

Microsoft has been trying to encourage users away from Windows 7 for a while now, with support officially ending next year. But it’s not just the operating system that is reaching the end of the line; Microsoft is also warning the remaining Internet Explorer 10 users that support ends in 2020, advising that it is time to migrate to Internet Explorer 11. In a warning posted on its IT Pro Blog, Microsoft says that after January 2020, Internet Explorer 10 will no longer be supported. The company states, quite definitively, that it will “not release any security or non-security updates,… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/01/30/end-if-ie-10-support/

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Huge Collection #1 database leak exposes 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords

A massive database leak — dubbed Collection #1 — has made its way to hacking forums, exposing millions of email addresses and passwords. The news was first shared by Troy Hunt — the man behind Have I Been Pwned? — who explains that the leak comprises, “many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources”. Hunt explains that there are “1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords”, so there are a very large number of people that may have been affected by the leak. See also: Organizations suffer breaches despite confidence in their security measures Email security… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/01/17/collection-1-email-password-leak/

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Windows 10 has a built-in free screen recorder that you might not know about

You’ve very probably been using Windows 10 for a long time now, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve discovered everything it has to offer. The operating system is packed with features, but there are some that are hidden away to the extent that they could be considered secrets. One such gem is the screen recording tool. What? You didn’t know that Windows 10 could record videos of on-screen activity? You’re not alone. The screen recorder is built into the Game bar and you may well not have seen it. If you’ve ever wondered how to make video of what you’re… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/01/14/windows-10-screen-recorder-ultility/

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Microsoft ends Windows 7 support one year from today

Article note: How many law schools are still running Windows 7?It took until last month for Windows 10 to finally overtake Windows 7’s usage share but the older OS remains hugely popular. Mainstream support for Windows 7 stopped in January 2015, but users have continued to receive security fixes and patches for known issues as part of Microsoft’s extended support, which runs for five years. However, that’s due to come to an end on January 14 2020, exactly one year from today. The cessation of support could prove a nightmare for enterprises, as according to a new ‘Death of Windows 7’ report from content delivery firm, Kollective, as many as… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/01/14/microsoft-ends-windows-7-support-one-year-from-today/

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Syncthing 1.0.0 released as open-source P2P sync tool, finally leaves beta

If you’re looking for an open, trustworthy and decentralized alternative to cloud sync platforms, then Syncthing is the tool for you. And today is a milestone — after five long years in beta, Syncthing 1.0.0 (32-bit) and Syncthing 1.0.0 (64-bit) has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new release has been given a new code name: Erbium Earthworm, continuing the tradition of alphabetic code names (the previous release was Dysprosium Dragonfly). It’s also been dubbed “Graduation Day” by lead developer Jakob Borg. Although Syncthing has reached a milestone release, it’s not down to any major new features.… [Continue Reading]


Original URL: https://betanews.com/2019/01/03/syncthing/

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