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Windows Terminal, Console and Command-Line, Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL

Updating the Windows Console Colors
Updating the Windows Console Colors
In another blockbuster post, our Summer 2017 Intern, @craigaloewen unveils a subtle, but important improvement to the Console in Windows 10 build 16257. I know many of you have been asking for this! Over to you Craig ... The Windows Console's colors are getting their first overhaul in more than 20 years! Hurray! The default color values ...
How to Determine What Just Ran on Windows Console
How to Determine What Just Ran on Windows Console
Ever wonder what was run in that Console window that briefly appeared on your screen? In this guest post, Craig Loewen - our awesome summer intern explains how you can find out what command-line applications run on your machine. Over to you Craig ... [This article includes samples from Nathan Gau’s Blog on Using SCOM to Capture Suspicious...
Windows Subsystem for Linux out of Beta!
Windows Subsystem for Linux out of Beta!
We're excited to announce that in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) due to ship in fall 2017, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will no longer be a beta feature and will become a fully supported Windows feature. Early adopters on the Windows Insider program will notice that WSL is no longer marked as a beta feature as of Insider build ...
SUSE’s Linux distros for WSL now available in the Windows Store
SUSE’s Linux distros for WSL now available in the Windows Store
We’re excited to announce that you can now download & install openSUSE Leap 42 and SLES 12 via the Windows Store RIGHT NOW! **Important Note:**** You will need to be running **any Windows 10 Insider build >= #16215 and have the WSL optional component enabled. We’ve been excitedly waiting for this moment ever since we announced that...
Ubuntu now available from the Windows Store!
Ubuntu now available from the Windows Store!
Today, we’re excited to announce that Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux Distro is now available in the Windows Store and can be downloaded and installed on any Windows 10 Insider build >= #16215! Note: Because Windows 10 Insider builds are essentially weekly snapshots of the next version of Windows 10 as it’s being built, this feature will ...
Understanding Windows Console Host Settings
Understanding Windows Console Host Settings
Welcome to the first of several posts that describe some of the inner workings of the Windows Console. This post was written by Craig Loewen (our awesome 2017 summer intern), and Paul Campbell (SDE on Windows Console, Cmd, & Bash on Windows). Settings in the Windows Console Host can be a bit tricky to understand. This is mostly because...
Developer Mode no longer required for Windows Subsystem for Linux
Developer Mode no longer required for Windows Subsystem for Linux
As of Windows 10 Insider build >= 16215, you no longer have to enable Developer Mode (Settings -> Update & Security -> For Developers) in order to run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows! Why? This restriction was first put in place to safeguard non-technical users from inadvertently using a feature that was, at the time, very new and not yet ...
Great Bash Intro Video from Build 2017
Great Bash Intro Video from Build 2017
In case you've not seen it yet, Bash/WSL team members Yosef, Paul & Ben, along with Sean Larkin (WebPack) & Ken Wheeler (FormidableLabs) talk about what Bash/WSL is, what it's for, and why it's an essential tool to them! Be sure to watch, and comment below and/or hit us up on Twitter if you have questions! Yosef (@yosefdurr) Paul...
Will Linux distros run on Windows 10 S?
Will Linux distros run on Windows 10 S?
Will Linux distros run on Windows 10 S? Many people have asked "You just announced that Linux distro's are coming to the Windows Store - will they run on Windows 10 S?" The answer is No! Just because an "app" comes from the Windows Store does NOT automatically mean that it's safe & suitable for running in Windows 10 S. There are some ...
New distros coming to Bash/WSL via Windows Store
New distros coming to Bash/WSL via Windows Store
We're REALLY excited about this announcement and think many of you will be too ;) On May 11th 2017, during Microsoft's Build conference keynote, Terry Myerson (EVP for Windows & Devices Group) made several announcements about the Windows Subsystem for Linux: And at OSCON 2017 I delivered a talk on the architecture and history of...