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Microsoft brings Bash shell to Windows

Microsoft brings Bash shell to Windows

At Build 2016 last week, we shared new experiences and new opportunities we’re creating for developers with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which we will be releasing for free to all Windows 10 customers this summer. Windows 10 is the fastest growing Windows ever with over 270 million active devices currently, and Windows Insiders are the first to try out new innovations coming in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update by installing builds from our Development Branch. A few weeks ago, Insiders were the first to try out extensions for Microsoft Edge. With today’s build, we have even more new features for Insiders to try and we will continue to deliver new features such as Windows Ink in future builds. So give this build a try and let us know what you think.

Here’s what’s new in Build 14316

Run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week at Build 2016. To do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings > Update & security > For developers. Then search for “Windows Features” and choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type “bash”. For more details, see this blog post.

More here at the Microsoft Blog: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316

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