Ubuntu Linux Is Now Available for Download from the Microsoft Windows Store

Posted by hanuca on Jul 10, 2017 9:40 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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After openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), it now looks like Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system is available for download from the Microsoft Windows Store.

Dubbed Ubuntu on Windows, this special Ubuntu build allows users to use various command-line utilities like GNU Bash, the Git distributed version control system, both APT and DPKG CLI package managers, and SSH (Secure Shell) to test their software applications, install other tools, etc.

To install and use Ubuntu on Windows, it would appear that you'll need to first enable the "Turn Windows features on or off" option in settings, then select the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" feature, click the OK button and reboot the computer. Now you're all set to use Ubuntu on WSL if you're running the latest Windows 10 build on your personal computer.

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