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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 ...

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! (image) Note: Because Windows 10 Insider builds are essentially weekly snapshots of the next version of Windows 10 as it’s being built, this ...

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...

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? 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

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...

Bash/WSL Insiders build now supports usb/serial comms and mounting removable storage & network shares

At the end the post announcing what's new in Bash/WSL in Win10 Creators Update, I stated: We continue to forge ahead with many planned improvements and exciting new features. Stay tuned for lots more exciting features coming in future releases of Windows 10: If you want to be among the first to access and experience improvements planned ...

Windows 10 Creators Update: What’s new in Bash/WSL & Windows Console

When Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) was shipped, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was still far from complete, and was known to have many incompatibilities, especially with popular developer tools like node.js, Java, etc. However, it was important to get this exciting new feature into the hands of real users so that we could learn ...