Home windows 10 Insider Preview Construct 21364 Lets You Run Linux GUI Functions

This Insider Preview build helps run Linux apps, throttles resources, and brings a new Japanese keyboard.

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364, which offers several new features. These features include the ability to run Linux GUI apps, view classified processes in Task Manager, use eco mode for your processes, and much more.

Run Linux GUI Apps on Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21364

As announced on the Windows Insider blog, Microsoft is offering the ability to run Linux GUI apps on Windows using the first preview of Windows Subsystem for Linux, a tool often abbreviated as WSL.

Microsoft says:

The Windows Subsystem for Linux now includes an initial preview of GUI application support! This means that you can now run your favorite GUI editors, tools, and applications to develop, test, build, and run your Linux apps!

There are a few other features in this build, like the ability to view Edge's classified processes, throttle resources in the Task Manager, and a new keyboard for Japanese.

New features in Insider Preview Build 21364

Here's what you get with this latest preview of Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge process classification

This build will allow you to extend the main Microsoft Edge process and see the subprocesses within it. This is a great way to find out what resources are being used by each element of the Edge browser.

You can click the Microsoft Edge entry in Task Manager to see a list of all subprocesses.

Throttle resources with "Eco Mode" in the Task Manager

Task Manager now offers a new option called Eco Mode. This allows you to limit the number of resources an app can use. This is a useful feature if one of your apps is using too much CPU power.

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You can add a resource limit to this app to improve the performance of other apps that are running on your computer.

A new Japanese keyboard

With this preview build, Microsoft has released a new touch keyboard for the Japanese. This keyboard emulates the layout of the keyboards used in Japan's kiosks. You no longer need to know how to write hiragana characters to type in Japanese with this keyboard.

This build also brings some other improvements and bug fixes. It is noteworthy that you can now deactivate Aero Shake via Settings> System> Multitasking Menu on your PC.

Several new features in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

There's so much to explore in this latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10, and this is a good indication of all of the exciting things to expect in the future stable releases of Windows 10.

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