Microsoft has been slowly warming up to Linux over the years, and now they were apparently ready, for the first time, to bring a full Linux kernel to a Windows 10 release.
That is right, the company revealed at their Build 2019 developer conference that new development versions of Windows 10 will feature a full-fledged Linux kernel within.
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will feature in-house built LTS release of Linux kernel, which is v4.19. Later it will continue updating to newer LTS versions bringing the most up-to-date features for developers.
Linux kernel is part of update to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) which has previously supported Linux development on Windows but not featured a full Linux kernel.
The company also announced the new Microsoft Terminal, which is a combination of Command Prompt (cmd), PowerShell as well as WSL.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 7 May 2019 13:16