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Last year, at Build 2016, Microsoft surprised the world by announcing that the developers can install Bash shell on Windows 10. This was done with the help of Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is a compatibility layer for running Linux binaries on Windows. This feature was first launched with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

To make this possible, Microsoft partnered with Canonical. The users had to enable the Developer Mode on their systems and then download Ubuntu binaries from Canonical’s servers. At Build 2017, Microsoft has just announced that it’s going to make the whole process easier.

To do so, Microsoft has now added Ubuntu in Windows Store. Yeah, you read that right. By bringing Ubuntu to Windows Store, Microsoft is looking to make it simpler to install Linux tools on Windows 10 and run Windows and Linux apps side by side.

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Microsoft has also revealed that it’s partnering with Fedora and SUSE as well to bring their Linux distros to the Windows Store. Soon, developers will be able to run Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE apps side-by-side in Windows 10.

It should be noted that Build is Microsoft’s conference aimed at developers. So, it makes perfect sense for the company to announce changes like Ubuntu in Windows Store for attracting open source developers and making things exciting for existing Windows developers.

This change also highlights that Microsoft’s Bash on Windows 10 wasn’t a just one-time affair. The company is busy investing its resources in this direction and making a continuous stride in Linux and open source world.

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Also Read: 10 Reasons To Use Ubuntu Linux
Adarsh Verma
Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]

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