[LINK] Linux running under Windows?!!

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sat Nov 10 11:19:01 AEDT 2018

On Sat, 2018-11-10 at 10:13 +1100, David wrote:
> While looking for something quite unrelated I stumbled on the article
> at https://www.howtogeek.com/265900/everything-you-can-do-with-
> windows-10s-new-bash-shell/ which describes how Linux and Linux
> applications can now be run under Windows-10.

Um, not quite. Shell stuff, yes. You get bash, and pretty much anything
command line. You can't run anything graphical as far as I know. Still,
it's a way better solution than cygwin, and you really do get the full
power of a Unix command line.

> You just have to enable the Windows
> Subsystem for Linux feature, and then install your chosen Linux
> distribution—for example, Ubuntu—from the Windows Store.

Funny they didn't call it "the Linux subssystem for Windows feature".

> I wonder what is Microsoft's long-term plan?

I think it's safe to say that their long-term plan is the same as it
ever was. "Embrace, extend, extinguish".

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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