This summer Microsoft will launch an “anniversary update” for Windows 10 that will bring new features for pen input, support for logging into websites with a fingerprint, and an Ubuntu file system that lets you use Bash to run command-line Linux apps without a virtual machine.

But you don’t have to wait until this summer to try some of those new features. Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program. Among other things, it’s the first release to feature support for Bash on Ubuntu.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 supports Bash, but you’ll need to turn on Developer Mode from the Update & Security settings first. Once you’ve done that, you can just type “bash” into a command window to download and install Ubuntu on Windows.

Keep in mind, this is a tool aimed at developers that want to use Linux software. It’s not designed to let casual users run native desktop Linux apps on a Windows machine. There’s no out-of-the-box support for Linux-based desktop environments or software with a graphical user interface.

Other new features in Build 14316 include:

  • Cortana works across platforms, allowing you to view low-battery notifications, find your phone, share maps or directions between your phone and PC, and more. This works when you’re using a Windows 10 PC with Cortana and a Windows 10 Mobile or Android device with the Cortana mobile app.
  • The Microsoft Edge web browser now supports additional extensions including OneNote Clipper and Pin It Button.
  • There’s a preview version of the new Skype Universal Windows Platform app.
  • There’s support for new emoji.
  • A new toggle lets you switch between light and dark mode themes for Windows Settings, clock, calculator, and other apps.
  • Phones that support Continuum can now use the Connect app to display a virtual desktop on a PC without using a display dock or Miracast adapter.

Microsoft has also updated its virtual desktop feature, provided more details about the progress of Windows Updates on the installation screen, and made a number of other changes, which you can read about in the company’s official blog post announcing the new build.

Keep in mind that this is a preview of upcoming features… so there may still be some bugs, and some features may change before they’re launched for all users this summer.

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