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Weekly Digest: Linux GUI apps on Windows 10, Microsoft Store, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 10 gets support for Linux GUI apps, news and interests widget comes to older versions, Microsoft Store app getting overhaul, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released a new preview of Windows 10 (build 21364) in the Dev Channel with support for Linux GUI apps via Windows Subsystem for Linux and Task Manager Eco mode to improve system performance and energy efficiency.

You can watch this hands-on video to see these and other features available on build 21364 in action.

In other Windows 10 news, the software giant announced that it is bringing the “news and interests” taskbar widget to Windows 10 21H1 and older versions, and version 1909 is getting it now with the latest preview of the next Patch Tuesday update.

As part of the version 21H1 development, Windows 10 build 19043.962 was released in the Beta and Release Preview (commercial) Channels with a slew of fixes and news and interests.

Windows Terminal version 1.8 is now available as a preview, and version 1.7 is now rolling out in the stable channel. In this release, the app comes with a new Settings interface, customization improvements, and new command arguments.

This week, a new rumor suggests that Microsoft is working on a new Store app for Windows 10, including a user-friendly modern design and significant policy changes that will be more open for consumers and developers.

Microsoft began testing its browser-based version of Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud), and it is making the service available on iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10 through Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Safari.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Community Showcase: Cityscapes to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to connect Bluetooth devices to your computer.

We looked into the steps to run a Windows 10 virtual machine in full screen and fix error 0x80004005 starting a VM on VirtualBox.

In preparation for version 21H2, you now know the steps to install network cameras on Windows 10, run Linux GUI apps via WSL, enable or disable Aero Shake, and use the new Task Manager Eco mode.

In addition, we looked into the steps to disable the news and interests widget and how to prevent the experience from opening on hover. If you are still running version 1909, you can use these steps to get the taskbar widget immediately.