Microsoft And Canonical Brings Ubuntu To Windows 10

As per the sources at Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, and Microsoft will soon be able to run Ubuntu on Windows 10.
 
The Canonical states,
 
“We deliver Ubuntu.
At the heart of everything we do is Ubuntu, an open source software platform that runs everywhere from the smartphone to the cloud. Our services ensure that it is certified for use on mobile devices, PCs, servers and cloud infrastructure — public or private.
On ubuntu.com, you’ll find detailed information about the platform and its features, our services and management tools, plus details about our partner and certification programs.”
 
With this new addition, Ubuntu users will now be able to run Ubuntu simultaneously with Windows. This will not be in virtual machines, but as an integrated part of Windows 10.
 
 
Image Source: ubuntu.com
 
The details will not be revealed until the keynote speech at Microsoft Build. It is believed that Ubuntu will run on Windows 10’s newly and quietly introduced Linux subsystems in the new Windows 10 Redstone build.
 
According to the sources, Microsoft and Canonical will not be integrating Linux per se into Windows; instead Ubuntu will primarily run on a foundation of native Windows libraries. This goes on to indicate that Microsoft is still working hard on bringing containers to Windows 10 in Project Barcelona, and this doesn’t seem the path which Ubuntu has taken to Windows.
 
Since last summer, Microsoft and Canonical have been working on bringing containers to Windows. They have been doing this by using LXD, which is an open-source hypervisor designed especially for use with containers instead of virtual machines (VMs). The results of that project are more likely to show up in Azure than in Windows 10.