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Ubuntu on Windows – The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers image/svg+xml

I’m in San Francisco this week, attending Microsoft’s Build developer conference, as a sponsored guest of Microsoft. That’s perhaps a bit odd for me, as I hadn’t used Windows in nearly 16 years. But that changed a few months ago, as I embarked on a super secret (and totally mind boggling!) project between Microsoft and Canonical, as unveiled today in a demo during Kevin Gallo’s opening keynote of the Build conference….

An Ubuntu user space and bash shell, running natively in a Windows 10 cmd.exe console!

More information about yesterday’s Microsoft/Ubuntu partnership announcement. The details of how it works are better than I had imagined. To be honest, it all sounds too good to be true and I’m really looking forward to trying this.

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