Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE Linux Will All Be Available In The Windows Store
Microsoft’s Build developer conference is bringing a lot of news about Windows and Microsoft’s other endeavors. One on the biggest announcements from Microsoft wasn’t about VR or their deal with the NFL. Instead, it was about Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE Linux all coming to the Windows Store. This means ever major Linux-distro will easily be installed on Windows. You’ll have all the same command line utilities available you’d have on a full installation and it will run in a virtualized environment, side-by-side Windows 10.
Microsoft is doubling down with developers. Windows recently added in support for Bash in the command line. The change would allow more developers to develop on Windows quickly. Many developers were limited to Mac for command line utilities. Now anyone can set up a virtual Linux install with Windows 10. They won’t need to waste time finding tools or other apps to create the virtual environment. Being in the Windows store also means the apps will work on Windows 10 S. This makes the Surface laptop more appealing for students who are going to study computer science.
Windows 10 S can run virtual installs of Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE Linux
Microsoft is appealing to students and prosumers who feel neglected by Apple. Microsoft offers premium laptops that look like other Apple laptops we’ve all come to love. Now Microsoft is working on making Linux a more important part of Windows. Developers will not only enjoy Bash, but they’ll enjoy running a virtual environment.
Engineering and computer science students who want to develop on an open-source platform will flock to Windows 10 and possibly 10 S. We’ll have to watch if more developers choose to Switch. Windows is still a clunky operating system.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! Are you excited to easily install a virtual environment of Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux on Windows 10?