Report: Microsoft and Canonical bringing Ubuntu to Windows 10 at Build

Finally, the year of Linux on the (Windows) desktop

The Year of Linux on the Desktop became a running joke about a decade ago in the tech community, but now it might finally happen, thanks to some help from an unlikely source: Microsoft.

 Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that at Build, Microsoft and Ubuntu will announce a partnership to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, not just as a virtual machine but actually integrated into Windows 10's Linux subsystems. It's likely to be a fan for web developers used to the full Linux shell but who want to have access to everything .NET offers.

As Vaughan-Nichols reports:

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Microsoft fails to communicate over Exchange Online IMAP4 outage

A curious incident occurred in Exchange Online over the last week or so when some European users who connect to their mailboxes using the venerable IMAP4 protocol reported that they couldn’t receive new mail. There’s nothing particularly notable about a glitch occurring with a messaging protocol. After all, Exchange supports quite a few (MAPI, Exchange Web Services, ActiveSync, IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP) in order to be able to provide as wide a client choice as possible.

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Microsoft fails to communicate over Exchange Online IMAP4 outage

A curious incident occurred in Exchange Online over the last week or so when some European users who connect to their mailboxes using the venerable IMAP4 protocol reported that they couldn’t receive new mail. There’s nothing particularly notable about a glitch occurring with a messaging protocol. After all, Exchange supports quite a few (MAPI, Exchange Web Services, ActiveSync, IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP) in order to be able to provide as wide a client choice as possible.

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Microsoft fails to communicate over Exchange Online IMAP4 outage

A curious incident occurred in Exchange Online over the last week or so when some European users who connect to their mailboxes using the venerable IMAP4 protocol reported that they couldn’t receive new mail. There’s nothing particularly notable about a glitch occurring with a messaging protocol. After all, Exchange supports quite a few (MAPI, Exchange Web Services, ActiveSync, IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP) in order to be able to provide as wide a client choice as possible.

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