You can now find the Linux Oracle on the Microsoft Store

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  • Were you interested in downloading the latest version of Oracle Linux?
  • Look no further than the Microsoft Store, as that's where you will find it.
  • The app will download and install Oracle Linux 8 Update 5 for WSL.
  • Once installed, you can launch it by typing oraclelinux85 on the CMD.
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There have been endless debates throughout the years about which of the available operating systems out there is the best one, and why.

We’re not going to drag you through such a conversation right now, as this would take a considerable amount of your precious time.

However, as the years passed and technology evolved, we now have the possibility to run certain operating systems within an already installed OS.

And, if by any chance you are the type of person who uses Linux on Windows for development, you will surely be happy after you hear this latest news.

Look no further than the MS Store for your Linux Oracle

If you never used it before and are now wondering what it is, Oracle Linux is a Linux distribution that’s packaged by Oracle.

It’s highly popular with IT admins and enterprise users as it combines containers, and virtualization into one offering for SaaS, PaaS, and traditional enterprise workloads.

After you actually install it, the software will download and install Oracle Linux 8 Update 5 for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows.

And, once the Windows Subsystem for Linux is enabled, you can launch it by typing oraclelinux85 on the command prompt, or by clicking the Oracle Linux 8.5 tile in the Windows 10 Start Menu.

The app provides the reliability, scalability, security, and performance to run demanding SaaS, PaaS, and traditional enterprise workloads.

With Oracle Linux, you can standardize on an open, hardware-neutral infrastructure with nonrestrictive contracts and flexible enterprise-class support options.

Now, this app joins Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, openSUSE, and Alpine Linux in the Microsoft Store, just in case you were looking for more options.

Excited about the opportunity to download Oracle Linux directly from the Microsoft Store? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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