Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora will be available in the Windows Store this fall

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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We have an excellent piece of news for Linux fans: Microsoft is bringing Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora to the Windows Store.

Windows 10 supports both Linux and Windows software

Even if this might sound pretty weird, it actually makes a lot of sense. Back in 2016, Microsoft announced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a way for developers to use full versions of Linux within Windows 10.

If we put aside the historical significance of this move (e.g. how Microsoft spent the 90s unsuccessfully trying to stamp out Linux), we can see that this was a move intended to bait programmers into using Windows 10. In the end, developers welcomed the idea, motivating Microsoft to go even further.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora as apps

Adding Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora to the Windows Store is a simple way to make it easier to get started with WSL by letting users install the Linux version of their choice.

With the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, users will be able to install Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora as applications of their devices allowing them to run Windows and Linux apps side by side without dual-booting. Ubuntu is already available on the Store, while Fedora and SUSE are supposed to become available sometime in the near future.

If you were still looking for a sign that Microsoft has changed, you should look no further.

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