Microsoft has finally released a fix for a Windows 10 bug that broke Linux support, with the resolution arriving in the latest preview build of the operating system – along with a slew of other fixes.
You may remember that the Windows subsystem for Linux suffers from an ‘element not found’ error that prevents it from functioning, a gremlin seemingly introduced by the September cumulative update for Windows 10.
Microsoft then confirmed this issue, saying that a fix was in the pipeline soon, and the software giant did indeed stay true to its word, delivering the fix in the latest preview release for Windows 10, version 19042.541 (for the forthcoming October 2020 update).
As we mentioned at the outset, there are a ton of fixes implemented with this new preview build, and they include a fix for an issue that caused crashes with games that use spatial audio, plus some useful tweaks for Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
There’s a bunch of enterprise-related fixes here too, such as fixes for Windows Defender Application Control and Microsoft Intune issues.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that no new issues are being introduced here and the October 2020 update will be smooth.
If you remember, the cumulative update that fixed an SSD issue with Drive Optimize in Windows 10 was the one that accidentally broke Linux support, so obviously we don’t want anything else going wrong in a similar way.
For the complete and rather exhaustive list of issues that have been fixed, read Microsoft’s blog post.