Windows 10 will allow you to run Linux applications with a graphical interface


Ebenizer Pinedo – May 19, 2020 – 21: 09 (CET)

Microsoft confirmed that it will soon be possible to run Linux applications on Windows 10 . Achieving it will be quite simple.

Windows 10 te permitirá ejecutar aplicaciones de Linux con interfaz gráfica

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will allow you to run Linux applications with interface graphic (GUI). This is, of course, another key move to continue embracing the operating system created by Linus Torvalds. Those of Redmond have been making constant improvements to WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) in recent months, however, no update has been as important as the one they will release this month, as they will add Full support for Linux kernel .

Thanks to the above, interested users will be able to run Linux and Windows apps simultaneously . Although there were already some third-party proposals to achieve the same purpose – X servers – the community constantly reported graphics performance problems. However, Microsoft promises that Windows 10 will not only fix the aforementioned issue, too will offer hardware acceleration . This could benefit different development scenarios, mainly parallel computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence models.

To take advantage of the news, it will only be necessary to install an executable file “wsl.exe” and Windows 10 will take care of the rest. The objective of Microsoft, as they mention on their website, is that they use Linux applications in Windows 10 be an easy and fast process. It should be noted that the support for Linux apps with GUI does not yet have an availability date . However, in the coming months a testing phase will begin – with hardware acceleration included – for members of the Windows Insider program.

New features related to Linux

Just in early April we told you that Windows 10 will offer direct access to your Linux files , as long as you have the Windows subsystem installed. The access will appear in the file explorer and you can even navigate to the root directory of the operating system. Unlike the applications with a graphical interface, the direct access is already available, but only in Windows Insider. Although they will make several months wait for the rest of the people, it is a set of characteristics that until a few years ago seemed impossible.

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, stated that the company “ was on the wrong side of history when open source initiatives exploded at the turn of the century. ” Undoubtedly, they are quite significant words that make clear the change in philosophy of the Redmond giant. “The good news is, if life is long enough, you can learn what you need to change,” he added.

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