Microsoft will soon offer Linux distributions on the Windows Store

Microsoft will soon offer Linux distributions on the Windows Store

Microsoft will soon offer Linux distributions on the Windows Store

Microsoft will soon offer Linux distributions on the Windows Store

 
Everyone should already know that Windows is not the only OS available, with Linus and its many distributions being dominant worldwide for server acting as the baseline that both iOS and Andriod are based on.
 
While Windows may be dominant in the consumer PC market, it is certainly not elsewhere, causing Microsoft to do what was previously unthinkable and add Linux-like features to Windows and soon have Linux Distributions on the Microsoft Store itself. 

At Microsoft build 2017, the company announced plans to bring Ubuntu, SUSE Linux and Fedora to the Windows 10 Store, allowing users to directly install these versions of Linux and run them as virtual PCs for development and testing purposes.
 
These Windows 10 Store versions of Linux will have the same command line options as their full counterparts, with their presence on the Windows 10 store allowing them to even be used on the education focuses Windows 10S variant. 

  

Microsoft will soon offer Linux distributions on the Windows Store

 

In recent years, Microsoft has worked to embrace Open Source developments, making their OS more appealing to developers and students than ever before, with this native virtual machine functionality making Windows 10 a much more appealing development platform than before.  

  

You can join the discussion on Microsoft's plans to place Linux on the Windows 10 Store on the OC3D Forums.

 

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12-05-2017, 10:38:20

AlienALX
Hmm, this is interesting.

Linux needs far more love tbh. The latest Ubuntu I installed has been an absolute joy to use.Quote

12-05-2017, 12:51:55

NeverBackDown
Pretty cool. Running a VM like this should be slightly easier. It's a step in the right direction.Quote

12-05-2017, 14:30:11

Avet
I really don't know why more people don't use Linux?. Everyone except gamers, and professionals that don't have alternative should use Linux. Sad thing is that no one uses Windows store. People will continue not to know about Linux.Quote
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