With the Build conference last year, Microsoft brought the ability to use Linux binaries from within Windows 10 using the Bash shell. This year, the Build 2017 conference brings SUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora to the Windows Store.
With the new Fall Creators Update, users will be able to install Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora as apps on their device, allowing them to run Windows and Linux applications side-by-side without dual-booting. Of these three Linux OSs, Ubuntu is already available on the Store, while SUSE and Fedora said to be made available sometime in the future.
The move is the latest byproduct of Microsoft's pledge toward greater acceptance of the open-source community, with Microsoft signing onto the Linux Foundation last year.
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