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Microsoft will integrate the Linux Bash console in Windows 10



Microsoft will integrate the Linux Bash console in Windows 10


In recent times, Microsoft has made a series of moves that no one in the world would expect a few years ago. After the launch of applications and services for rival platforms or the release of its .NET platform, during the BUILD 2016 conference they announced that the mythical Linux Bash console will be available and integrated in Windows 10.

This movement stems from a collaboration with Canonical, the company behind the famous “Ubuntu” Linux distribution, and will include binaries of this operating system in Windows 10 in addition to SSH support or the apt-get package installer and other functions and applications present in the Linux version. In fact, the same Ubuntu ELF binaries have been implemented to run under Windows directly and it is not a recompiled for Windows as it happens with other systems such as cygwin.

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In principle, what those from Redmond are looking for with this movement is that the developers can create applications and programs for other platforms from Windows, so it will be a function focused on developers and not for end users. Bash is expected to be available in final version during the release of the next major Windows 10 “Anniversary” update, scheduled for the summer months. The bash console will be available for download from the Microsoft Store.