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Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 Released


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:32 AM

 

Windows and Linux in the same line? Yes, you heard that right... and that too, on the same computer and within the same operating system.

Two months ago, Microsoft announced its plans to let its users install three different flavours of the Linux operating system – Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE – directly through their Windows Store, allowing them to run Windows and Linux apps side-by-side.

Now, downloading an entire operating system has just become as easy as downloading an application with the availability of popular Linux distro 'Ubuntu' in the Windows App Store.
 

However, unlike a conventional Ubuntu installation, this Ubuntu version runs in a sandboxed alongside Windows 10 with limited interaction with the operating system and is focused on running regular command-line utilities like bash or SSH as a standalone installation through an Ubuntu Terminal.

For now, Ubuntu is currently only available to Windows 10 Insiders users and would be made available to the public with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creator Update, which is expected to release in September/October 2017.

 

 Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 Released — Yes, You Read it Right

 

I have no words to describe how I feel, OK I do but this is a family friendly site.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:12 AM

Thanks for the heads-up Nick .... just a question though:

 

 

...Select the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" and save it...

 

Is this the same WSL as has been available for some time now?

 

There is this blog post from about 17 months ago now (as of July 2017):

https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/03/30/run-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows/#x8rGSCXKcMEmqWfE.97

 

...To accomplish this, we built new infrastructure within Windows – the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) – upon which we run a genuine...

 

Or is the news here the fact that you'll be able to run two other command-line versions of Linux (Fedora and SUSE) in addition to Ubuntu?


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:36 AM

Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE the new Microsoft.

 

It's just a matter of time before Microsoft will be running Linux.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:11 PM

Microsoft Ubuntu

 

Microsoft Fedora

 

Microsoft SUSE

 

Kinda rolls off of your tongue.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:46 AM

Microsoft: If you can't beat them, join them!


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

It's really sad to see that the open source leaders like Canonical, Fedora, and SUSE are so easy and quick to sell out to Microsoft with Canonical as no surprise to be the first. (first sentence second paragraph)

 

https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-linux-in-windows-store/

 

I guess this one way for Microsoft to knock down the competition.

What is really sad is to find out how spineless Canonical and its other spineless followers (Fedora and SUSE) really are.

 

This is the fist move of how large corporations take control of its competition and then totally remove it.

Hopefully there will still be some of the Linux world that will remain true open-source and will remain as they are now free from Microsoft.


Edited by The-Toolman, 16 July 2017 - 01:10 PM.

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