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Debian in Jail, Debian-based TeX Live 2018 is Coming

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  • Debian, Kali Linux distributions now available in the Microsoft Store

    Microsoft promised months ago that Windows 10 users would be able to install and run multiple Linux distributions side-by-side on the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

  • Debian GNU/Linux for WSL now available in the Windows Store

    We’re excited to announce that you can now download & install Debian GNU/Linux via the Windows Store!

    After we announced that you’d be able to install and run multiple distro’s side-by-side on WSL , we are happy to introduce another one of your favorite Linux distros to the Windows Store. As promised, we are expanding your ability to run multiple distros on WSL!

  • Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Is Now Available from the Windows 10 Store

    Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it brought the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system to the Windows Store for those who want to install it on top of the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) feature for Windows 10.

    The exciting announcement comes just one day after Microsoft introduced the Debian-based Kali Linux ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution on the Windows Store for those who want to download and install it on their Windows 10 machines that support WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), and now you can do the same with Debian GNU/Linux.

  • TeX Live 2018 pretest started

    Preparations for the release of TeX Live 2018 have started a few days ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2017 and the announcement of the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs.

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