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Unix Command Line Coming to Windows 10

Category: Operating Systems
Posted: 04:05PM

Microsoft had been working on a Linux subsystem for running Android apps on Windows 10 mobile known as Project Astoria. The company decided to abandon the project in February but it appears that some of the features developed as part of the program will see the light of day in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Users will gain access to the bash shell, which was built for Windows using Linux kernel APIs implemented using the Windows NT API. Microsoft received some help from Canonical, which provided a system image of Ubuntu command line tools to run from the bash shell. As someone that prefers bash to the Windows Command Prompt, I feel this is an interesting development but I doubt it will cause me to use command line tools any more frequently on Windows.

Source: Ars Technica

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