You may soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10. The Redmond giant Microsoft has reportedly partnered with Canonical with a goal to bring Ubuntu on Windows 10. Users will now be able to run Ubuntu as a subsystem simultaneously with existing Windows 10 OS on their PC, more like an application. In short, Microsoft won’t really allow running Ubuntu directly on Windows 10.
Ubuntu on Windows 10
While both Microsoft and Canonical don’t want to reveal more about it, sources say that Ubuntu will run on top of Linux subsystem recently announced in a new Windows 10 Redstone build. This somehow defines that Microsoft will not be integrating Linux into Windows as such.
Furthermore, Ubuntu will supposedly not be bringing its Unity interface with it and will focus more on Bash and other CLI tools like grep, gawk and make, which actually shows that the project is aimed more at developers than customers.
A report by ZDNet states,
“Microsoft and Canonical will not …be integrating Linux per se into Windows. Instead, Ubuntu will primarily run on a foundation of native Windows libraries”.
There are no details about what’s planned officially. More details on this new project are supposed to be announced at the Microsoft ‘Build’ developer conference later today, being held in San Francisco, CA from March 30 to April 1, 2016.