Ubuntu now available in Win10 from official MS Repo . .

This is the reverse of running Windows in Ubuntu via Virtual Box.   Now the  Ubuntu “Bionic Beaver”  desktop image is available from MS “Hyper-V Gallery” . . . (great for learning Ubuntu without risk) . .

I’d love to see one of the Club’s Windows users demo this way of running an alternate OS.   Any volunteers?

OMG Overview: Whats & Whys of Win10 HyperV

Link to MS Virtual Machine Gallery tutorial

MS “Advisory” re Installing Firefox or Chrome versus running Edge . .

Note:  updated info in graphic #3 below . . .

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Getting just a tad creepy . . .

HTG Article re Win10 Browser

Updated:  MS drops it’s annoying warning popup . .

 

Popular “App-Stores” for Apple, Google, Microsoft . . . not Trustworthy

More and more articles recently about the plethora of rip-off, spyware apps in many app stores.

A key way to quickly ID if an App store is trustworthy is to check out what proportion of the apps are actually “Open Source” versus closed, black-box “Binary Blobs” (meaning the code is inaccessible & unreadable to all but the authors.)

HTG Article re AppStore Risks

The $99 Laptop That Can Run KDE Neon . .

For those not familiar with the Pinebook series of Laptops.  These ultra low-cost devices have been engineered to run the modern OS – “Plasma Neon“.

2 Gigs of Ram and a small 16 Gig eMMC card – – so – – use a lighter browser like Midori and don’t expect fast internet if the site is media heavy (like “weather.com”).    Still . . . . it’s $99 . . . .

PineBook Neon Laptop – Info & Specs