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This article was published on May 11, 2017

Microsoft brings Fedora, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux to the Windows Store

Microsoft brings Fedora, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux to the Windows Store
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At day two of its Build developer conference in Seattle today, Microsoft noted that it’s simplifying the process of installing Linux through its own Windows 10 OS, so you can run Windows and Linux apps side-by-side.

Three flavors of Linux – Ubuntu, Fedora and SUSE – are coming to the Windows Store, so you can install these OSes on your device just like you would any other app. While Ubuntu is already available, Fedora and SUSE are coming soon.

The news follows on Microsoft’s commitment to the open source community. The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 from last year allowed users to run a native implementation of Ubuntu Bash, which meant that you could run Ubuntu packages on the company’s OS. The Redmond giant also joined the Linux Foundation last November, which is a strong indication of its commitment to the Linux platform and its ecosystem.

Follow all our coverage of Microsoft’s Build conference here.

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