Linux On Windows Server: Linux Admin Scripts Will Now Run On Windows


Short Bytes: Last week, at its developer conference Build 2017, Microsoft announced that it’s bringing Windows Subsystem for Linux to Windows Server. Apart from this, Windows Server will also be joining Windows Insider program. The other new features of Windows Server will be aligned with the next release of Windows 10.

Last year at Build 2016, Microsoft announced Windows Subsystem for Linux. It let the developers to run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10. This allowed the developers to feel more comfortable on Windows.

At this year’s Build 2017, Microsoft announced that it’s bringing Ubuntu to Windows Store and adding more Linux distros like Fedora and openSUSE to WSL. This announcement was also accompanied by the news of the arrival of WSL, commonly called Bash on Windows, on Windows Server.

This addition will help the application administrators and developers use Linux scripts, tools, procedures, and container images on their Windows Server container host.

That’s not all. Just like Windows 10 desktop operating system, Windows Server is also joining Windows Insider Program. This will ensure better feedback from the customers and make sure that Windows Server community gets the best platform to work upon.

The other new changes coming to Windows Server can be found here. These changes will be aligned and delivered with the next release of Windows 10. The interested users can register for Windows Server Insider program using this link.

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Also Read: Top Microsoft Open Source Projects You Must Know
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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