Short Bytes: At the first day of Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2016, something amazing happened. Microsoft showed the world how Ubuntu on Windows 10 can ease the lives of developers. By installing official Ubuntu binaries on Windows 10, you can use any Linux tool on Windows 10 and get your work done.
Microsoft has already brought Visual Studio and SQL Server to Linux, apart from other examples of its admiration for open source and Linux.
Ubuntu on Windows 10 — What does it mean?
To run Bash on Windows, users usually turned to Cygwin, a GNU command line utility for Win 32 or HyperV and Ubuntu. Another option was to use Docker to run a Linux container.
On his blog, Dustin Kirkland from Canonical writes:
Willing to know more? Well, when this feature arrives in Windows 10, you’ll be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10 by simply getting Ubuntu from Canonical and Windows Store like this:
Here’s a Windows 10 Start Menu screenshot that shows Ubuntu on Windows 10. Looks pretty great to me!
Here’s what Dustin Kirkland had to say — “This is an almost surreal endorsement by Microsoft on the importance of open source to developers. Indeed, what a fantastic opportunity to bridge the world of free and open source technology directly into any Windows 10 desktop on the planet.”
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