Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th May 2017 21:56 UTC

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft's Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right into Windows 10. This feature launched widely with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update and over the course of the last few months, it built upon this project with frequent updates, but it remained Ubuntu-based. As the company announced today, though, it's now also adding support for OpenSuSE and Fedora, too.

Microsoft really wants Windows to be the platform of choice for developers. They also showed off the Xamarin Live Player, allowing you to deply iOS applications on iOS devices using Visual Studio.

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RE: Question
by PhilPotter on Fri 12th May 2017 08:05 UTC in reply to "Question"
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I'd imagine it means they have tweaked it so that it runs fine with the slightly different Glibc, binutils, GCC and etc. versions found in SuSE and Fedora. Improved the syscall layer, accounted for more edge cases etc. It would just mean you are able to use one of these userlands instead of the Ubuntu one if you so choose.

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RE[2]: Question
by ahferroin7 on Fri 12th May 2017 12:14 in reply to "RE: Question"
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No, it means they've officially sanctioned it and uploaded custom versions of Fedora and openSUSE. Both of them, as well as Gentoo, Arch, classic Debian, and even Slackware and Buildroot-based stuff have run fine on this (within Microsoft's definition of fine for Ubuntu) since the start. The only difference now is that you don't have to bend over backwards to get Fedora or openSUSE running in it.

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RE[3]: Question
by WorknMan on Fri 12th May 2017 22:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Question"
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No, it means they've officially sanctioned it and uploaded custom versions of Fedora and openSUSE.

What do you mean by 'custom' versions? Like 'MS Fedora'? And if so, what are the chances they're actually going to keep these things updated?

Edited 2017-05-12 22:02 UTC

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