Windows 10 joined with Linux Ubuntu

This title could even be read as a joke, if it was launched on 1 April. But this notice is serious and was announced by Microsoft last week, during the Build 2016 conference, while presenting the new update to Windows 10.

It’s an unprecedented partnership made between Microsoft, Redmond and Canonical, Ubuntu producer, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions.

Kevin Gallo, Microsoft vice president, said that from the new update to Windows 10, which will be released with the name Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it will be possible to use the native commands from Ubuntu and download them directly from the Windows Store.


You can run the Bash, for example. Bash is a shell based on Unix systems, and allows the execution of command sequences directly from the operating system prompt or stored in shell scripts.


Bash, as we see, is a shell with the face of Linux. Now in Windows!

Who would have thought that one day we’ll see the giant Microsoft partnering with free distributions. But the question remains: ‘How long we’ve these tools still being free, even after making a partnership with a commercial distribution?’. Think about it!

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