Linux on Windows – Microsoft is, even more, Linux friendly, the IT giant announced that three free Linux distro will be included in its official app store.
Last year the tech giant announced the support for the Bash shell and Ubuntu Linux binaries into Windows 10, news of the day is that Microsoft has announced during the company Build developer conference in Seattle that three free Linux distro will be included in its official app store, allowing Microsoft users to run Windows and Linux apps side-by-side.
The three versions of Linux distros are Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE.
Users will be able to install the above Linux operating systems on their Windows machine, the novelty is represented by Fedora and SUSE because Ubuntu is already available on the Windows Store for download,
The decision of Microsoft is aligned with its policy to support also open source community.
In 2016, Microsoft also chose Ubuntu as the OS for its Cloud-based Big Data services and it has also joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
Clearly, the operation has a specific marketing intent together the interest of the last audience of Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora users that every day have also to work with Windows systems. Developers and experts that use Linux software can now benefit from the initiative that will port Linux on Windows.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.