SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE are now available on the Windows Store

Who ever thought that Linux on Windows will be a reality one day, until the day Microsoft announced it at Build 2017. A day earlier Microsoft announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and openSUSE Leap 42 on the Windows Store for Windows 10, and its available to download now.

The only catch right now is that you need to be running the latest Insiders Build (Fast Ring) to try this out which is a great option if those Linux flavors are what you need to try in coming months, and get your stuff ready. This is all possible because of the new Windows Subsystem for Linux. This is, of course, running in the sandbox environment but support complete installation and features.

Microsoft does have the plan to get more flavors of Linux, Ubuntu, for example, to Windows 10. This will help developers, and enterprise to skip either dedicated installation or dual installation of that system for their use case. This will become generally available with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update later this year. Download by following the links to the store below. This should open up in the native store once you click it.

openSUSE Leap 42
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New technologies such as NVDIMM, OmniPATH, Data Plane Development Kit with openVSwitch are backported for the release. XEN no longer requires its own kernel and is supported by the default kernel. Along with the shared SLE codebase, openSUSE Leap 42.2 gets packages, maintenance and bug fixes from the openSUSE community and SUSE engineers.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Designed for mixed IT environments, it offers best-of-breed performance with reduced risk of technological obsolescence or vendor lock-in. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is a modular, general-purpose operating system and runs on all major processor architectures. It is optimized to run on leading hypervisors and supports an unlimited number of virtual machine guests per physical system with a single subscription, making it the perfect guest for virtual and cloud computing.

Remember, that if there is any subscription required for any of these, it still applies.

 

 

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