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Microsoft announces new features for WSL and its "Paid Linux"

But what drew the most attention was the news and features added by Microsoft regarding Linux, even a paid version of it called Wlinux. But calm down, let's explain.

News

The news comes from distributions that are available on the Microsoft Store, which now feature the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Openuse 15 it's the SLES 15beyond Wlinux.

Now the Ubuntu 18.04 in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux or Windows Subsystem for Linux) run on an ARM device for learning or simply for use, thus capturing the version ARM of the app. This feature is enabled if you download Ubuntu from the Microsoft store.

Notepad will now have support for Linux Line Endings and thus no longer having problems opening files from the Penguin system. Example: Open a .sh file and do not lose formatting. To learn more visit the link.

Another new feature is that you will now be able to open a Linux Shell directly from the Windows Explorer, just by pressing Shift + Right Mouse Button over the file you need.

Another new feature is that you can now install distros on Window 10 via the command line with WSL enabled. To know how to activate it Microsoft recommends to see the manual.

Once you have done this you need to enable WSL using the following commands. In the example Ubuntu 18.04 was used.

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://aka.ms/wsl-ubuntu-1804 -OutFile ~ / Ubuntu.appx -UseBasicParsing

Add-Appx-Package -Path ~ / Ubuntu.appx

To install Ubuntu 18.04, use the following commands:

RefreshEnv

Ubuntu1804 install –root

Ubuntu1804 run apt update

Ubuntu1804 run apt upgrade -y

We made a video talking about WSL there on the channel, you can check out the video below.

Now you can use Copy and Paste commands on Linux / WSL terminals, just enable this option. For more details go here.

And Microsoft's paid Linux, WLinux ??? !!

Well, according to the official blog post from Microsoft, WLinux is going to be the first release for WSL, with implementations made specifically for use in WSL, such as toolchains for developers and yet unsupported implementations like systemd. Debian-based WLinux, but different from Debian we know. This Debian from Microsoft has been turned into WLinux more geared towards any developer or enthusiast as it is all built to be used via terminal. As we can see in some screenshots below. As such, it is one of the districts available for WSL, as the others that have been commented.

The WLinux will be sold for $ 75 on average, but is on sale until 11/13/2018 for $ 18.95. You can go to the Microsoft store to buy it.

You can access the WLinux project and see what tools are being used through their Github.

A lot of people confuse free software with free software, but the truth is that one thing has nothing to do with the other and if any distro wanted to charge for their services, that would be perfectly cool and well regarded, Stallman himself talks about it in his speeches. .

The Big Question: What is special about this new Microsoft system that justifies your purchase? Is there something he does that cannot be done with other distros or otherwise? The objections are that Microsoft marketing needs to work without a doubt if it wants to sell the product. It may also be that putting such a value is a test to see how much people are willing to pay for products of the kind you never know.

Well, that's about Microsoft's so-called paid Linux distro, only bringing compatibility between Windows and the Linux distros, plus bringing a modification of Debian with its implementations to work with its tools and the like.

This is all in the end, who wins Linux, which in the very near future may spill into distros outside the Microsoft Store.

If you want to see the original post, you can access the blog. And if you want to see the release notes you can access it here.

Now tell us in the comments what you think of this Microsoft push to make Linux compatible within Windows.

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