Canonical Ltd. , the company behind Ubuntu is partnering with Microsoft to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, according to ZDNet’s Canonical sources.
ZDNet reports the partnership will be announced on keynote speech at Microsoft Build 2016 (could likely be a rumor). According to the source, the partnership will bring Ubuntu on top of Windows 10’s recently and quietly introduced Linux subsystems in a new Windows 10 Redstone build. Ubuntu can then simultaneously be run as an integrated part of Windows 10.
With this new addition, Ubuntu users will be able to run Ubuntu simultaneously with Windows. This will not be in a virtual machine, but as an integrated part of Windows 10.
The details won’t be revealed until tomorrow’s morning keynote speech at Microsoft Build. It is believed that Ubuntu will run on top of Windows 10’s recently and quietly introduced Linux subsystems in a new Windows 10 Redstone build.
Microsoft and Canonical will not, however, sources say, be integrating Linux per se into Windows. Instead, Ubuntu will primarily run on a foundation of native Windows libraries. This would indicate that while Microsoft is still hard at work on bringing containers to Windows 10 in project Barcelona, this isn’t the path Ubuntu has taken to Windows.
It can’t be pretty sure on MS-Ubuntu Concept, following the rumors on Microsoft purchasing Canonical last October. However, the integration seems to take tech lovers and developers to a next level. It looks like Ubuntu could be coming to Windows 10.
UPDATE: It’s official. Check out the post by Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland for more details.
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