Yesterday, Microsoft's Rich Turner announced that Bash on Ubuntu in Windows 10 had left the beta stage. The company now considers it a finished feature fully supported in the upcoming Fall Creators Update. The final version of the Linux console is already included in build 16251 and will arrive in the production branch this fall. Continue reading "Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of Beta"
During the Build 2017 event, Microsoft announced that in addition to Ubuntu, users of Windows 10 will be able to install SUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora console terminals from the Windows Store. However, this ability will be limited to "full" versions of Windows 10. The new edition, Windows 10 S, won't support this feature. Continue reading "Windows 10 S Won’t Support Bash on Ubuntu Console"
As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with a Linux subsystem based on Ubuntu. It allows the user to use various console tools and install typical Linux servers and services. Microsoft is now warning users to not edit Linux files directly using Windows apps as they can permanently damage your Linux distro's installed copy. Continue reading "Microsoft advises you to not edit Linux files from Windows"
As you might be knowing, Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with the Bash on Ubuntu feature. This is an app which provides access to the full features of the Linux terminal with a basic set of tools, which can be extended using the default Ubuntu package manager. It is similar to a virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, but it is a native implementation of the Linux subsystem on Windows, according to Microsoft, so it works much faster. Now imagine if you could run Unity, the default desktop environment of Ubuntu, on Windows 10! Yes that is possible. Let's see how it can be done. Continue reading "Run Ubuntu Unity on Windows 10"