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 […]

Latest Windows 10 preview includes Ubuntu 16.04 subsystem, among other changes

Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Insiders program, and among other changes are some big updates to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). That’s the name for the feature that allows users to open a Bash terminal to run some Ubuntu Linux software and commands from within […]

Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment can run in Windows (but not very well)

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming in August includes an unusual feature aimed at developers: an Ubuntu sub-system that lets you run Linux software using a command-line interface. Preview versions have been available since April, and while Microsoft and Canonical worked together to bring support for the Bash terminal to Windows 10, it didn’t take […]

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. […]