Ubuntu is now available on the Windows 10 Store

SUSE Linux recently rolled out their OS flavors on Windows Store, and it’s time for Ubuntu to make its appearance to the store. If you are running Windows 10 Insider Preview, you will install Ubuntu from Windows 10 Store without any need for dual boot. All the commands and operations are supported, thanks to Windows 10 Linux Subsystem.

While it should work out of the box, if not, you will need to enable BASH on Windows 10. Check out this detailed guide on how to do enable it. You can also use the command-line tool using Administrator PowerShell prompt: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux. When you download Ubuntu, you will get Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Any future update will be provided through the store.

When you download Ubuntu, you will get Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Any future update will be provided through the store.

One of the biggest advantages of installing all these Linux flavors is the option to run multiple of them side by side and experiment with them parallelly. Those who are not

Those who are not on the Windows 10 Insiders Ring will have to wait for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to be rolled out this September. While we don’t recommend installing it on your production machine, we recommend that you do it on a separate machine to be ready when the update finally goes live.

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