Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jul 2017 22:27 UTC, submitted by dionicio
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Today, we're excited to announce that Canonical's Ubuntu Linux Distro is now available in the Windows Store and can be downloaded and installed on any Windows Insider build >= #16215!

Eventually this will be available to all regular Windows 10 users.

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RE: Not really Linux ?
by ssokolow on Thu 13th Jul 2017 16:52 UTC in reply to "Not really Linux ?"
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For lack of a better term, "Linux" has become overloaded to mean both "Linux, the kernel" and "Linux, the ABI that is required for 'thing X' to run".

In the latter sense, the limits of how far "Linux" stretches are fuzzy but normally mean "The Linux kernel, plus anything which can present a glibc-compatible ABI and possibly an X11 server".

The problem is that, given that fuzziness, I can easily see the Linux kernel requirement being broadened to also include "anything which presents the userland from a genuine Linux distro on top of a Linux-compatible kernel ABI emulation".

TL;DR: Because "Linux, the execution environment" is so amorphous, I fear the term is going to get diluted to hell and back.

Edited 2017-07-13 16:53 UTC

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