Ubuntu is now available on the Windows 10 Store

Other Linux distribution are also coming to the Windows 10 Store

Ubuntu is now available on the windows 10 Store

Ubuntu Linus has arrived on the Windows 10 Store

During Microsoft's Build 2017 conference it was announced that Ubuntu, SUSE Linux and Fedora would be coming to the Windows 10 Store. Now the first of these three Linux distributions have arrived on the Windows 10 Store, allowing Windows 10 users to run what is effectively a Ubuntu virtual machine withing Windows 10. 

This feature will require Windows 10 users to take part in Microsoft's Windows Insider program, as this app will require new features that are only available in early access versions of Windows 10. This new functionality will be very handy for developers, allowing them to develop software on Windows 10 and easily test Linux compatibility directly within Windows. 

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 focused Windows 10S variant. 

 

Ubuntu is now available on the windows 10 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 bringing Ubuntu to the Windows 10 Store on the OC3D Forums

 

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11-07-2017, 13:54:52

NeverBackDown
So does this basically create a VM on a W10 machine that allows you to switch between OS's without having to reboot like dual machines used to do?Quote

11-07-2017, 13:55:58

Davva2004
Yup, it's in the article.

Now the first of these three Linux distributions have arrived on the Windows 10 Store, allowing Windows 10 users to run what is effectively a Ubuntu virtual machine withing Windows 10.Quote

11-07-2017, 18:27:14

Korreborg
This is actually quite cool Quote

12-07-2017, 08:56:51

Avet
I removed windows store, and i am using classic dual boot. This is full-proof solution, but old one hasn't been that difficult. It is good you can have another option.Quote

12-07-2017, 09:14:47

Bartacus
Irony: everyone that runs Linux wants the exact polar OPPOSITE of this, with Linux hosting a Windows 10 VM for gaming. No one wants Windoze to be the runner of the VMs.Quote
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