Since we announced the bash for linux on Windows 10
yesterday, we have a big announcement for you today as well.
There's a lot of talking going on concerning Open Source and
the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Especially the Linux
Bash on Windows 10 is a big change on how we have to
see the software world. Things get closer together and that
means we have to collaborate more and more with Open Source
projects to create innovative and great products.
The Bash is a clear signal on how Microsoft changed its
view on the software world and we want go move on to make an
even bigger step into the future. We will re-build our whole
kernel to run GNU/Linux applications and therefore be able
to act as alternative Linux kernel.
Based off your feedback we’ve done a couple things: First
we made investments that improve cmd, PowerShell, and many
other command-line tools and developer scenarios. Second we
decided to grow our command line family by adding real,
native Bash and with it support for Linux command-line tools
which run directly on Windows in an environment that behaves
like Linux! And finally we'll put the whole user-mode of
Linux onto the GNU/NT kernel.
”It's time to change our view on companies like Microsoft or Google. They finally realized the facts, that we're not competitors anymore but more and more partners.”— Linux Torvalds, founder of Linux
When can we use it?
There's no release date ye, but at the end of the year, there'll bemore information about the technologie, first source codes available and the first beta version published.
Related Build 2016 Content
If you’d like to learn more, you can watch Kevin
Gallo’s keynote announcement and demo of running Bash
on Ubuntu on Windows at Build 2016. Unfortunately the
developement of the GNU/NT kernel is not that far right now,
to there's nothing to see yet.
Also, Rich Turner and Russ Alexander recorded a Build 2016 session introducing and demonstrating Bash running on Ubuntu on Windows.
We look forward to working with you to improve the Windows command-line tools and console: Please continue to suggest features etc. via our Windows Command-line UserVoice portal and stay tuned for lots more news on our new command-line blog. Also, visit our new command-line documentation portal for content and links to resources.
Updated APRIL 1, 2016 15:54 pm