Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 Released
Two months ago, Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10, Microsoft announced plans to allow users to install three different Linux operating systems: Ubuntu, Fedora, and SuSE, directly through the Windows Store, allowing them to run Windows and Linux applications alongside.
Windows and Linux on the same line? Yes, you’ve felt good … and that too, on the same computer and within the same operating system.
Now, downloading an entire operating system was as easy as downloading an application with the availability of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution on the Windows App Store.
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However, unlike a conventional Ubuntu facility, Ubuntu runs this in a security box with Windows 10 with little interaction with the operating system and focuses on executing regular command line utilities such as bash or SSH as Independent installation, via an Ubuntu terminal.
For the time being, Ubuntu Linux For Windows 10 Workstation users and made available to the public with the next Windows 10 Update Fall Creator, which should be released in September / October 2017.
Here is how to install and run Ubuntu Linux For Windows 10
Registered to Windows 10 Workstations with at least “Create” 16215 users installed can install Ubuntu directly from the Windows Store, allowing them to “use Ubuntu Terminal and run Ubuntu line utilities, including bash, ssh, git, apt and much more. ”
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After installing Ubuntu, Windows 10 users will need to enable “Windows Subsystem for Linux” previously added to Windows 10.
To enable it, follow these simple steps:
- Go to the Control Panel and go to the “Applications and Features” settings.
- Select “Programs and Features” in the right pane.
- Open the “enable or disable Windows functionality” in the left menu.
- Select the “Windows subsystem for Linux” and save it.
- Restart the system.
While the company did not reveal exactly when users can expect to see the other two Linux, Fedora and SUSE Linux distributions to the Windows Store, this step continues its commitment to the open source community.
In 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio, and a year later, the open-sourced.NET company. In 2015, the technology giant opened the Visual Studio code editor, too.
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Last year, Microsoft has taken a lot of steps to show their love for Linux, which includes bringing Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10, working with FreeBSD to develop the virtual machine image for its Azure cloud, choosing Ubuntu as the operating system of Ubuntu Their Big Cloud services, and also join the Linux Foundation as a member of Platinum – the highest level of membership.
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