Microsoft loves Linux and has enjoyed hammering it for months. Concrete proof of the rapprochement initiated between the free OS and Windows, Ubuntu seems to enjoy the Microsoft Store and now has a new version available on the Windows 10 application market.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS arrives on the Microsoft Store, which until now was satisfied with version 18.04 LTS. If this new iteration of the free OS can be downloaded manually, its entry on the Windows 10 Store makes it easier to install for WSL users, alias Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Some interesting new features on the program
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS does not arrive empty-handed on the Microsoft Store. This new version notably adds important security-related features, such as the Secure Boot, which protects the system from low-level attacks and rootkits.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS also takes advantage of Fast ID Online for the first time, or FIDO, for multi-factor and universal identification within the OS. Another notable addition, notes SoftPedia News, the appearance of WireGuard which arrives by default on this new version, but should also settle down on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS according to Canonical, the organization behind the OS derived from the Linux Debian distribution.
Be careful though, if Ubuntu 20.04 LTS does arrive for free on the Microsoft Store, it cannot be installed on machines running Windows 10S. This version of Windows only allows a limited selection of applications developed by Microsoft. Fortunately, its presence on the market remains marginal.
Windows Subsystem for Linux improves
Launched for the first time in 2016, WSL allows you to launch Linux on Windows 10 to make the two operating systems coexist. Microsoft has significantly improved WSL in the past two years, revamping it in depth to make it easier to access. The next Windows 10 update (May 2020 Update) will also include Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2).
Several new features will be on the menu, including better memory management, better access to Linux from the file explorer or even an opening of WSL to Windows 10 machines based on ARM64 architectures.
Source: SoftPedia News