Microsoft shows why and how Windows 10 can run native Linux apps (video)

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Earlier today, during Build 2016 Day 1, we learned that Microsoft was bringing the full Bash shell to Windows.  This won’t be a virtual machine but rather native Ubuntu binaries that are able to be used thanks to a subsystem.

In a new video posted on Microsoft’s Channel 9, the company goes over why and how they are enabling Windows 10 to run native Linux apps and tools directly on Windows thanks to Bash. If you are interested, watch the video embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

There are a few things to note about this technology. First, it is a preview of a brand new technology so there will be problems at this stage. Favorite Linux tools work well during testing such as Bash, apt-get, Ruby, git, and Python. Currently, Mysql and Top are not working as well as they should.