Microsoft’s latest “Insider” Windows 10 preview Build 14316, includes the Windows Subsystem for Linux along with a flurry of other new features.The addition of a Linux command-line to Windows was announced at Microsoft’s Build conference last week. The feature is aimed at developers, allowing them to use Linux utilities without having to run up a virtual machine or log into a remote system.Installing the Subsystem for Linux is a matter of first enabling Developer Mode, par of the Update and Security settings, and then selecting Linux from the Windows Features dialog. Once it is enabled, you can open a command prompt, type bash, and be prompted to install “Ubuntu on Windows”. The subsystem is then downloaded from the Windows Store.
Read on, source: Windows 10 with Ubuntu now in public preview • The Register
Build 2015 Microsoft does plan to get Android code working with Windows 10 – so the rumors are true, sort of.But what the software giant actually has planned is more nuanced than just borrowing apps from the Google Play store, and it involves courting iOS developers, too.At the Build developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Microsoft executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson outlined an ambitious plan to fill out the anemic Windows Store with new apps, and it involves reusing code from as many sources as possible.Note we said “reusing,” not “running.” This isn’t a strict Android-compatibility play like BlackBerry tried with its latest OS. Microsoft will get developers most of the way by allowing them to repurpose the Java and C++ code from their Android apps, but also wants them to tailor the apps to take advantage of what Windows has to offer.
Read on, source: FACT: Windows 10 will gobble up Android apps … and iOS apps, too • The Register
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