Coming soon to Windows 10: Linux apps and a Windows Package Manager

Microsoft isn’t exactly turning Windows 10 into a GNU/Linux distribution, but the lines seem to be getting blurrier all the time.

When Windows 10 first launched, it was the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system to feature an optional Windows Subsystem for Linux, allowing developers and advanced users to install a Linux distro within Windows and run command line tools.

Now the company is adding support for desktop Linux apps as well — you’ll soon be able to download and install desktop Linux apps on a Windows 10 computer and run them as if they were native apps…

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