Sources close to Canonical and Microsoft have revealed that soon the two companies will be partnering to bring official Ubuntu support right inside Windows 10.
Up until now, the only way to install Ubuntu, a popular open source software platform, was by running the Bash shell on Windows 10 through the use of programs like Cygwin or MSYS utilities, but it looks like that is going to change pretty soon. New reports have come to light revealing a deal between the Canonical, the parent company behind Ubuntu, and the Redmond-based tech giant, Microsoft, for integrating Ubuntu right alongside Windows 10.
Ubuntu would run on top of Windows 10’s recently introduced Linux subsystems in a new Windows 10 Redstone build, allowing users to run it simultaneously with Windows. This would eliminate the need for any virtual machine as it would work as an integrated part of Windows. Moreover, Ubuntu will primarily run on a foundation of native Windows libraries so this doesn’t mean that they would integrate Linux per se into Windows.
The target audience for this deal isn’t exactly normal desktop users, but developers. We aren’t aware of the exact details yet but Microsoft will probably reveal more in the Microsoft Build Developer Conference, starting tomorrow.
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