Ubuntu on Windows Launched by Microsoft Corporation
Formerly well-known for being a bad operating system for developers, the Microsoft Corporation has plans to change that perception once and for all. With plans to integrate Ubuntu support into Windows 10, at its annual Build conference, the tech giant just announced its plans to release Ubuntu for Windows during the summer of 2016.
More about Ubuntu
A special edition of Linux (a software platform with an open source that operates directly from the cloud making it possible to use from any location or device), the purpose of this software is to offer converged computing. Overall, the intent is to bring “Bash”, Linux’s command-line tool and a popular app-making scripting language, to Windows 10. This was decided as a result of a recent partnership with Canonical Ltd, the creators of the Ubuntu version of Linux. The new version will simply be considered an upgrade to Windows 10.
The Future of Ubuntu and Microsoft
As a part of a bigger initiative in which Microsoft intends to expand technology to accommodate developers, given that most enterprise customers are now beginning to rely on a more diverse range of devices, Microsoft is also making a shift towards offering an open-source platform, a service that is typically free, and can be easily modified and redistributed. No longer able to rely on revenue from the sales of various Windows software licenses, the way in which Microsoft will do business in the future is rapidly and drastically changing. A clever move on behalf of the Microsoft Corporation, given that most of the market currently uses Windows, this now makes it possible for clients to continue to use Windows while also benefiting from Ubuntu, without having to install a third-party interface.
Overall, under the leadership of their new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft, as well as many other companies, will offer a vast array of open-source products and services, as well as orchestrating a series of changes designed to benefit the industry as a whole. We’re sure that many of our readers will be happy to see an integration with Ubuntu and Windows. Please reach out on twitter or facebook and tell us how you plan to integrate!