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HOW WINDOWS AND CHROME QUIETLY MADE 2019 THE YEAR OF LINUX ON THE DESKTOP

After years of endless jokes, 2019 is truly, finally shaping up to be the year of Linux on the desktop. Laptops, too! But most people won’t know it. That’s because the bones of the open-source operating system kernel will soon be baked into Windows 10 and Chrome OS, as Microsoft and Google revealed at their respective developer conferences in early May.

Microsoft is overhauling its Windows Subsystem for Linux, which surprisingly debuted in the operating system three years ago.

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