Debian Linux is now available in the Microsoft Store, runs on Windows 10

Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu and Debian may be standalone operating systems. But thanks to an optional Windows 10 feature called Windows Subsystem for Linux, it’s been possible to install them and run them from within a Windows environment without rebooting and without installing a virtual machine. Out of the box, all you get is […]

Now you can run Linux on Windows 10 without developer mode

One of the more surprising (and geeky) features Microsoft introduced with the launch of Windows 10 was something called Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Basically, it’s a tool that lets you run a Linux-based operating system such as Ubuntu within Windows. Up until now the only way to do that was to enable Developer Mode from […]

Windows 10 Creators Update includes big Windows Subsystem for Linux improvements

One of the most surprising things about Windows 10 is that it supports some Linux software. That’s thanks to a feature called the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which is an Ubuntu-based file system designed to let developers run command line tools in a Linux terminal window. Now that Microsoft has begun rolling out the Windows […]

Yes, you can run desktop Linux apps in Windows 10 thanks to Ubuntu on Windows

One of the most surprising new features coming to Windows 10 this summer is “Ubuntu on Windows,” which basically brings a complete Ubuntu Linux file system to Microsoft’s operating system and allows developers to run Bash and command-line apps. But what about desktop apps with a graphical user interface? Officially Windows 10 doesn’t support those. […]

Microsoft launches Windows 10 preview with Bash on Ubuntu, Cortana improvements, and more

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 […]

Native Ubuntu Bash command line coming to Windows 10 (for developers)

Microsoft really wants developers to use Windows 10 to create apps… and not just apps for Windows. The company is positioning its software as a solution for developers working on web apps, mobile apps, and apps for all platforms — and Microsoft acknowledges that some developers prefer to use Linux or other operating systems. So […]