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Soon you'll find the first full Linux kernel in Windows 10

Written by Matti Robinson @ 07 May 2019 1:16 User comments (2)

Soon you'll find the first full Linux kernel in Windows 10

A long time ago it was thought that Microsoft would battle against Linux for the world domination in a platform war of ages. That epic war never happened, of course, at least not how many of us imagined, and nowadays Linux and Microsoft get along fairly well.
Microsoft has been slowly warming up to Linux over the years, and now they were apparently ready, for the first time, to bring a full Linux kernel to a Windows 10 release.

That is right, the company revealed at their Build 2019 developer conference that new development versions of Windows 10 will feature a full-fledged Linux kernel within.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will feature in-house built LTS release of Linux kernel, which is v4.19. Later it will continue updating to newer LTS versions bringing the most up-to-date features for developers.

Linux kernel is part of update to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which has previously supported Linux development on Windows but not featured a full Linux kernel.



The company also announced the new Microsoft Terminal, which is a combination of Command Prompt (cmd), PowerShell as well as WSL.

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2 user comments

110.5.2019 03:35

So when will we be able to install .deb packages in W10?!?

213.5.2019 06:56

Linux kernel in Windows 10 is coming very good for new users but for mac option you need to use notepad++ mac here.

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