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Re: native Linux userland in Windows 10
- From: Andrew Schulman <schulman dot andrew at epa dot gov>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:01:19 -0400
- Subject: Re: native Linux userland in Windows 10
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> I don't think I'll count on Microsoft to maintain a usable Bash shell
> without twerping it in some fashion so it becomes incompatible (like
> they tried with numerous other products they "adopted"). The comment on
> Greeks and gifts is right on target.
To be clear, bash here doesn't come from Microsoft - it's not Microsoft bash.
It's Ubuntu's bash package, and all the rest of Ubuntu userland, including for
example apt-get, so you can install whatever other Ubuntu packages you want and
run them in Windows. At least in theory.
What Microsoft is providing is the Linux kernel API. Of course there's still
plenty of room for mischief or misimplementation there.
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