Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 (Weekly Digest)

Weekly Digest: Windows 10, Microsoft Build 2020, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft announced Project Reunion, Linux apps on Windows 10, Windows Package Manager, Microsoft Lists, and Windows Terminal 1.0. Windows 10 build 19631 outs to testers, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: As part of the Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft unveiled a slew of new software products and updates, including the availability of the Windows Terminal version 1.0 and features like Pinterest integration and Sidebar share for Microsoft Edge.

The company announced Microsoft Lists, which is a new service create simple, smart, and flexible lists to track information and organize your work, just like Airtable.

Windows 10 now has a package manager known as the “Windows Package Manager” (winget), which allows you to download apps using the command line experience. The service has been designed for developers, but anyone can use it to install apps.

Also, as part of Build 2020, Microsoft announced Project Reunion, the latest attempt to unify the development of traditional desktop apps (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps to create apps that run across multiple devices running Windows 10 without having to choose a platform.

The software giant is working to bring support for Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hardware acceleration to Linux, which means that soon you’ll be able to run graphical Linux apps on Windows 10.

While the Surface Duo has been delayed, some of the tech specs have surfaced revealing information about the processor, memory, storage, and camera.

In addition, Windows 10 build 19631 released to the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program with some minor changes.

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

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to install apps using the new Windows Package Manager (winget) command line experience.

We looked into the steps to enable the transparency background on the Windows Terminal app.

If you accidently deleted a Sticky Note, you can use these steps to recover the note on Windows 10.

You now know the steps to share group of tabs on Microsoft Edge, and the steps to completely uninstall the suite of Microsoft Office apps. In addition, we looked at the steps to install the PowerToys Run launcher experience to replace the “Windows key + Run” command on Windows 10.

Windows 10 can auto reopen apps after restart or shutdown, but if you don’t like this feature, you can disable this behavior using these steps.

If you need to check your device’s BIOS version to see if update is required, you can use these instructions.

You now know the steps to update Microsoft Defender Antivirus manually using commands and the Task Scheduler.

Finally, we looked at the steps to enable a feature to make it easier to find the mouse on the screen, uninstall the Skype for Business app on Windows 10, and you now know the steps to change the theme color on Slack.

If you’re having any tech problems, remember that you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums.