debian on windows 10

Just yesterday, we told you about the availability of Kali Linux on Microsoft Store. This allowed the users to add the penetration distro to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What’s more exciting is that you can install multiple distros side by side on WSL.

The latest distro to join this crop is Debian GNU/Linux, which is also called The Universal Operating System. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that now one can download and install Debian via the Microsoft Store.

Linux enthusiasts must be knowing that Debian is known to be a stable and free operating system that people can use for general work purpose at home or office. It could also be used for server and cloud deployments.

“You will be able to use a complete Debian command line environment for the current stable release (9/stretch),” according to Debian’s Microsoft Store description.

If you’ve tried WSL in the past, you’d be aware of the simple steps you need to take to get Debian GNU/Linux up and running in Windows 10. Otherwise, feel free to read this previous article on Ubuntu and openSUSE installation from Windows Store. You just need to visit this Microsoft Store link and rest of the steps are same.

What are your thoughts on these latest additions of Linux distros in Windows 10? Share your views in the comments section.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Linux Distros For 2018 — Ultimate Distro Choosing Guide
Adarsh Verma
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