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Microsoft is trying to reach Linux developers in a new way: “The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo on stage at today’s Build 2016 keynote. The announcement received an uproarious applause from the crowd. The new functionality will be enabled as part of this summer’s Anniversary Update to Windows 10. Earlier we talked about Benefits for Upgrading to Windows 10.

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“This is not a VM. This is not cross-compiled tools. This is native,” said Kevin Gallo. “We’ve partnered with Canonical to offer this great experience, which you’ll be able to download right from the Windows Store.” Third-party tools have enabled this sort of thing for years, but a direct partnership between Microsoft and Canonical should offer even more flexibility and convenience for developers who prefer using these binaries and tools.


More importantly, it represents Microsoft’s refreshing stance on open-source development. VP Terry Myerson teased “more coming soon” in regards to other possibilities signaling a modernized and extremely open Windows 10. This blog post by Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman offers a deeper explanation of the move. This is brilliant for developers that use a diverse set of tools like me,” he said. “This is a genuine Ubuntu image on top of Windows with all the Linux tools I use.”
From now Windows 10, will get an official package manager: OneGet. In the current build of Windows 10 Technical Preview, you have PowerShell and can use OneGet to install thousands of applications with commands such as Find-Package VLC and Install-Package FirefoxOneGet seems to implement all of the usual functions that you’d expect from a package manager. You can search for packages, add new sources/repos, uninstall packages, install packages, and so on.

What do you think guys? Will this make Windows better? Will this attract Linux users? Leave your comments bellow.

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