Microsoft Corp appoints a new China head

Source: SHINE Microsoft Corp has appointed Hou Yang as its new China head to continue its development in the country and especially its growing cloud business, the tech giant said on Monday. Hou succeeds Alain Crozier to become chairman and CEO of Microsoft China to lead Microsoft’s sales, marketing, and operations in the country. Ti … Read more

Windows 10 update created a major password problem

Source: TechRadar Users no longer able to save account credentials following Windows 10 update Microsoft has detailed a temporary fix for a frustrating Windows 10 bug that prevents software from storing account credentials, meaning the user has to re-enter their username and password each time they log-in. The flaw is also said to delete cookies held in web browsers, preventing … Read more

Could Microsoft be en route to dumping Windows in favor of Linux?

Source: TechRepublic Microsoft Linux is the next evolution of the Microsoft desktop operating system, argues Jack Wallen. He explains why this would be a win-win for Microsoft, IT pros, users, and the Linux community. My esteemed colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols penned an outstanding piece on sister site ZDNet titled Linux-based Windows makes perfect sense in which he … Read more

Microsoft: Windows 10 now lets you access Linux file systems in WSL 2

Source: ZDNet Microsoft also says it’s investigating user reports of the latest Windows 10 2004 security patch breaking WSL 2. Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 preview lets users attach and mount a physical disk inside their Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) distribution of choice.  The new feature is available in Windows 10 Insider Preview build … Read more

Windows 10 update reportedly kills Linux support

Source: TechRadar Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 gets struck by ‘element not found’ error (Image credit: Shutterstock) Windows 10 has run into trouble with its latest cumulative update for the May 2020 Update, it probably won’t surprise you to learn, and this time the apparent casualty is Linux support. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) has been … Read more