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Windows 10's infamous October 2018 Update is soon to become a distant memory, as Microsoft is hard at work putting the polish on the next major Windows build, expected in April. In a new blog post, Microsoft's Craig Loewen reports that big changes are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including the ability to read and write to Linux distros from within Windows itself. From the get-go, we have to be clear about one thing: this is not access to Linux partitions from within Windows 10, something that's undoubtedly one of the biggest requests Microsoft has fielded over the years. Unfortunately, it remains unsafe to manage and change Linux partitions (eg: ext4) from within Windows, and should... Read more...
Microsoft has done something that might surprise a bunch of people out there, it has open sourced the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to make it easier for Windows users to run Linux distributions. The WSL sample that is now open source allows distro maintainers to build WSL packages for the Microsoft Store and to create custom Linux distro packages for sideloading. The distro launcher repo is on GitHub right now. Microsoft says that the open source WSL will enable: Linux distribution maintainers to package and submit a Linux distribution as an appx that runs on WSL Developers to create custom Linux distributions that can be sideloaded onto their dev machine Microsoft notes that since many... Read more...