Ubuntu Linux distro is now available for Windows 10

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2017

Microsoft announced that Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux Distro is now available in the Windows Store and can be installed on any Windows Insider build=>#16215.

Windows and Linux always closer. During the Microsoft Build developer conference held in Seattle in May the company announced that three free Linux distro will be included in its official app store, allowing Microsoft users to run Windows and Linux apps side-by-side.

The three versions of Linux distros are Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE.

Ubuntu Windows Store

Users will be able to install the above Linux operating systems on their Windows machine, the novelty is represented by Fedora and SUSE because Ubuntu is already available on the Windows Store for download,

Now the popular Linux distro ‘Ubuntu’ is in the Windows App Store, it isn’t a conventional Ubuntu installation because it runs in a sandboxed alongside Windows 10 with “limited interaction with the operating system.” The distro could be used by Microsoft users to run command-line utilities like bash or SSH like Linux users do via the Ubuntu Terminal.
Ubuntu is currently available to the users registered in Windows 10 Insiders Program and it would be made available to the public with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creator Update, in September/October 2017.
Windows 10 Insiders users can install the “Build 16215” and obtain Ubuntu from the Windows Store.
Once installed Ubuntu, Windows 10 users have to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux that was previously added to Windows 10.
What’s next?
As announced by Microsoft, the IT giant will include the Linux distro Fedora and SUSE Linux to the Windows Store.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – Linux on Windows, Windows)

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