Microsoft had last month announced that the upcoming Anniversary Update was a feature complete, and that it would now in the remaining weeks concentrate on fixes and polishing….has just pushed an update Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361 to the Fast Ring channel.
As the company closing to the RC candidate, the build 10.0.14361.0.rs1_release.160603-1700, has a new addition, support for Hyper-V Containers, that allows you to use Docker natively on Windows 10 with Hyper-V Containers to “build, ship and run containers”.
Among other changes, the company has also added a couple of usability updates to the Settings application, it now “better adapts to the visual style you are currently using, whether your system runs in the light or the dark mode.” Meaning, the Settings navigation pane now switches to white color when you set the light mode, and to black when the dark mode is activated.
- New Home Button, in the top left allows you to go to the Settings homepage with just one click, and you can click anywhere in its proximity to enable it.
- Windows Ink has received performance improvements when loading the Sktechpad thumbnail in the Ink workspace, as well as several other minor improvements.
- Microsoft Edge has received support for several popular browser extensions including Adblock Plus and LastPass. Also, the now improved download notifications shows the file name, download status and site domain on separates lines.
- A new keyboard shortcut Windows-Alt-D is added, which opens the taskbar’s clock and calendar flyout when activated.
- Two new icons, one for Blu-Ray drivers, and the other for the network Quick Action added.
- Active Hours increased rom 10 to 12 hours.
- Task Manager settings are now preserved across build updates.
- TCP Fast Open is now disabled by default. Users that want to enable the feature can do so under about:flags.
And now the good new for all out there like me, the Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux brings plenty of improvments to Ubuntu Bash including support in WSL for Pseudo Terminals (PTY), which leads to adding support for Tmux.
- Additionally, DrvFs is now case sensitive in Bash on Ubuntu, thus making it possible for users store case.txt and CASE.TXT files on their /mnt/c drives. However, it’s important to note, that case sensitivity only works in Bash on Windows, outside of Bash say for e.g. NTFS will report the files correctly, but “unexpected behavior may occur,” Microsoft explains.
- Also, Users can now delete and chmod read only files from DrvFs, and that chmod and chown now works on tty devices.
- Also, allowed are connection to 0.0.0.0 and :: as localhost, and opt out of auto-generated hosts file.
- Windows subsystem now better handling bash.exe ~. Commands like “bash ~ -c ls” now supported.
- lxrun /uninstall does a better job of deleting the files and folders
New to Bash subsystem, here is how you can enable Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10:
- First turn on the Developer Mode under Settings app -> Update & Security -> For developers.
- Then, from the Start button, click on the Control Panel (or, Win+R, and type Control Panel), then go to Programs, and click on the “Turn Windows features on or off”:
- Now, look for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) and enable it.
- Finally, open a elevated command prompt (with Admin privileges) and type bash to start the installation process and get everything ready.
Finally, a newly added developer option in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update made background activity a whole lot easier by empowering developers to optimize their apps run in the background as either a separate process or directly inside the foreground application.
“Background activity isn’t needed for every app; the application lifecycle is often all you need to provide a rich experience for users. For those applications that do require background activity a single process app requires significantly less code to implement, and no more communication between multiple processes,” Microsoft explains in a lengthy blog post.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is due in July, that also is the month of end of FREE Windows 10 update i.e. July 29 until you can get Windows 10 at No Cost.