Here's how Microsoft will support Bash on Windows 10

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #1

    Here's how Microsoft will support Bash on Windows 10

    Microsoft is building support for the Linux Bash utilities into Windows 10 with a little help from Canonical. Here's what's happening under the covers to enable this.

    The rumors before the start of Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference were true: Microsoft is going to enable users to run Bash natively on Windows 10.

    The next question, of course, is how did Microsoft pull this off. And, again, those keeping close tabs on Windows 10 "Redstone" builds were on the right track. It's thanks to a new subsystem built into Windows 10. It's all about a new Windows Subystem for Linux.

    "We built new infrastructure within Windows - the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) - upon which we run a genuine Ubuntu user-mode image provided by our great partners over at Canonical, creators of Ubuntu Linux," said a company spokesperson. "The result is that you can now run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!"

    It seems like there are quite a few developers who are interested in kicking the tires, at least, of Bash on Windows 10. I heard from a number of them on Twitter yesterday. Many are interested to see if the ability to run the Linux Bash utilities will enable them to use Windows, rather than (or alongside) Linux or OS X, as their primary development environment across platforms...

    Read more: Here's how Microsoft will support Bash on Windows 10 | ZDNet

    See also: Run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows | Building Apps for Windows
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2016 at 20:53.
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  2.    30 Mar 2016 #1

    Key thing is this is great for developers and not really something an everyday user can benefit from.

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  3. rvbfan's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #2

    Immediately? Probably true, in the future who knows.
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  4.    30 Mar 2016 #3

    rvbfan said: View Post
    Immediately? Probably true, in the future who knows.
    Click on that link and you can install a free tool that gives you bash right now.
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  5. Fafhrd's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #4

    One more shell, in addition to the DOS Command shell, NT's CMD.exe, Powershell, Explorer.exe and Start aka Modern aka Metro aka Immersive shell, is not going to make much difference. Can I have Program Manager and DOSShell back please?
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  7. DooGie's Avatar
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       30 Mar 2016 #6

    I don't feel that this will interest normal Windows users in the slightest bit though.

    Can anyone point me to any advantages this will have?
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  8.    30 Mar 2016 #7

    I wonder if this was a lot like the Unix Subsystem for Windows NT that Microsoft created for Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000, so that a subset of cross-platform applications and scripts could be run on a Windows NT Server.
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       31 Mar 2016 #8

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Click on that link and you can install a free tool that gives you bash right now.
    Which link you meant?
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