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WSL & Console team ch…ch…ch…chaaaaanges!
WSL & Console team ch…ch…ch…chaaaaanges!
Dear friends of WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux, nee "Bash on [Ubuntu on] Windows") & Windows Console: I would like to share with you some changes to our org' that will benefit WSL, Windows Console and the Windows command-line in general moving forward. After shipping a major new release, Microsoft often shuffles teams and people arou
What’s new in Windows Console in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
What’s new in Windows Console in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) releasing on October 17th 2017, we thought it time to post the list of improvements coming to Windows Console in FCU. Note: For fans of our sister project, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), please also read our post on "What's New in WSL in FCU". The Windows Console team have been hard at work duri
What’s new in WSL in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
What’s new in WSL in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Similarly to the Windows 10 Creators Update, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU)  delivers a large number of improvements and features in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) . Note: For fans of our sister project, Windows Console, please also read our post on "What's New in Windows Console in FCU". We've been documenting many of th
Introducing the Windows Console Colortool
Introducing the Windows Console Colortool
Last week we announced the exciting news that Windows Console has a new default color scheme, and also promised you that we would release a tool to make it easier to change the console to your desired scheme. The Windows Console team is proud to present the 'Colortool' which you can use to apply the new default color scheme, and several altern
WSL arrives on Windows Server!
WSL arrives on Windows Server!
We are very excited to announce that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is now available on Windows Server! Using WSL, Windows Server administrators, devops engineers, developers, etc., will be able to run their favorite Linux tools, apps, and scripts, alongside their favorite Windows admin tools. This will make it easier than ever before t
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 ha
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 1625
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