Microsoft Continues Its Quest to Make Windows More Flexible with the Addition of Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview to the Windows 8 Microsoft App Store
Back in 2014, Microsoft launched Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), an emulation layer that allowed users to run Linux software on their Windows PC without the need to reboot into a separate Linux operating system. Today, Microsoft has announced that WSL will be available to users of Windows 10 as well as Windows Server 2016 through the Windows 10 Microsoft Store.
Ubuntu on Windows
If you’re a fan of Ubuntu, you’ll be excited to hear that you can now install it on your Windows computer. This is thanks to the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) preview that’s been added to the Microsoft App Store. It gives users access to the Bash command line environment, as well as compatibility with apt-get and other native tools like grep. There are still some known limitations: graphics and sound don’t work yet; there are also some bugs around accessing files in an NTFS filesystem from within Bash; and if you want to uninstall WSL, all running processes will need to be killed manually before you remove it. The WSL has been designed primarily for developers who want to use command line tools or open source software on their Windows machine. It won’t run GUI applications such as iTunes or Firefox just yet.
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows (Bash on WSL)
If you’re a developer who works with both Windows and Linux, you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft has added a Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview to the Windows 8 Microsoft App Store. Bash on Ubuntu on Windows (Bash on WSL) is a feature that allows you to run native Ubuntu binaries on your Windows 10 machine. This is a great way to get the best of both worlds – the flexibility of Windows and the power of Linux.
All your cloud in one place
One of the main benefits of cloud computing is that it allows users to access their data and applications from any device, anywhere. This flexibility is increased even further with the addition of Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview to the Microsoft App Store. With this new feature, users will be able to run a full Ubuntu environment within their Windows 8 operating system. This will allow developers to more easily create and test applications that are compatible with both Windows and Linux. Additionally, users will now be able to use their favorite Linux applications and tools on their Windows computers without having to dual boot or use a virtual machine.
The world’s most popular text editor
Whether you’re a seasoned programmer or just starting out, you need a good text editor. And there’s no better text editor than Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. It’s fast, it’s lightweight, and it has all the features you need. Plus, it’s free. Once we had VS Code installed on our virtual machine, we were ready to start writing code. To do that, we opened up Terminal (using the Ctrl + Alt + T keyboard shortcut) and typed code . The command opened up an instance of VS Code inside our terminal window. You can use this terminal window as a command line interface or as a way to open VS Code in-line with other terminals so that you can see its output alongside your other commands.
Run both windows apps and linux apps at the same time
With the release of the Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview, Microsoft is continuing its quest to make Windows more flexible and adaptable. This new feature allows users to run both Windows apps and Linux apps side-by-side, making it easier than ever to switch between the two operating systems. Additionally, this new feature makes it possible to use popular Linux tools and applications on a Windows computer.
Run Multiple Desktops Simultaneously
If you’re anything like me, you love your desktop. But sometimes, you just need a little more space. Or maybe you want to run multiple programs at once without overloading your computer. If that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft has added a new feature to Windows 8 called Windows Subsystem for Linux Preview. The preview allows developers to create apps on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions and test them on Windows 8. In addition, there are already quite a few apps available in the Microsoft app store including Firefox, 7-Zip, GIMP 2.8 and Lubuntu (Lubuntu is an operating system based on Ubuntu).
The preview also lets developers run scripts and make use of Bash shell commands which should come in handy if you have any scriptable tasks that you need to perform in Windows 10. And best of all?