With Windows 10 build 14316, Microsoft puts the brakes on some Flash elements

Microsoft tightening screws on security — along with stability and battery life

It’s not quite an ad block, so let’s call it an ad pause: The latest version of the Windows Edge browser, available in Windows 10 build 14316, selectively pauses Flash content that does not appear central to the content.

Microsoft released the update to Windows Insider, stating that the changes were made to prolong battery life, performance, while continuing to let Flash-based videos and games run normally.

But the Edge team also said that while Flash has been integral to the web’s development, [it’s time to move on](https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/04/07/putting-users-in-control

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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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