Ubuntu is now available on the Windows 10 Store
Published: 11th July 2017 | Source: The Verge |
Ubuntu Linus has arrived on the Windows 10 Store
During Microsoft's Build 2017 conference it was announced that Ubuntu, SUSE Linux and Fedora would be coming to the Windows 10 Store. Now the first of these three Linux distributions have arrived on the Windows 10 Store, allowing Windows 10 users to run what is effectively a Ubuntu virtual machine withing Windows 10.
This feature will require Windows 10 users to take part in Microsoft's Windows Insider program, as this app will require new features that are only available in early access versions of Windows 10. This new functionality will be very handy for developers, allowing them to develop software on Windows 10 and easily test Linux compatibility directly within Windows.
These Windows 10 Store versions of Linux will have the same command line options as their full counterparts, with their presence on the Windows 10 store allowing them to even be used on the education focused Windows 10S variant.
In recent years, Microsoft has worked to embrace Open Source developments, making their OS more appealing to developers and students than ever before, with this native virtual machine functionality making Windows 10 a much more appealing development platform than before.