Free Software Modular Synthesizer For Mac & Windows, Voltage Nucleus

Free Software Modular Synthesizer For Mac & Windows, Voltage Nucleus http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/08/19/free-software-modular-synthesizer-for-mac-windows-voltage-nucleus/

New distro’s coming to Bash/WSL via Windows Store – Windows Command Line Tools For Developers

New distro’s coming to Bash/WSL via Windows Store – Windows Command Line Tools For Developers https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store

The Verge: These three Windows apps recreate my favorite macOS features

The Verge: These three Windows apps recreate my favorite macOS features. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwnYuQ7DQ

VentureBeat: Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Compact Overlay, Dynamic Lock, and improved Game Bar

VentureBeat: Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Compact Overlay, Dynamic Lock, and improved Game Bar. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5JbLsTk

Windows Subsystem for Linux Windows Interoperability Brings Linux Commands to Windows CLI

The Windows Subsystem for Linux can invoke native Windows binaries and be invoked from a Windows command line. This feature is available to Windows 10 users running Anniversary Update build 14951. This new interoperability functionality delivers a seamless experience between Windows and WSL. Technical details on how this interoperability works can be found on the WSL blog.

Source: Windows Interoperability | MSDN

This is pretty cool. From either command prompt (CMD) or PowerShell you can use the syntax bash -c “ls -la” to invoke basic Linux commands without launching the Ubuntu environment. More advanced tools like curl are also available.

The article indicates the reverse is also true but I wasn’t able to get Windows binaries running from the bash window. I don’t know if it’s a bug or something about my configuration.

 

Microsoft Removes 260-Character Path Length Limit In Windows 10 Redstone – Slashdot

Microsoft Removes 260-Character Path Length Limit In Windows 10 Redstone – Slashdot http://m.slashdot.org/story/311861

Removing the path length limit asking with the addition of native bash and Ubuntu functionality should help make Windows machines more appealing to a broader range of developers.

Windows 10: How to add Ubuntu Bash to the Start menu – TechRepublic

Windows 10: How to add Ubuntu Bash to the Start menu – TechRepublic http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-how-to-add-ubuntu-bash-to-the-start-menu/#ftag=RSS56d97e7

Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software | Ars Technica

Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software | Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/04/why-microsoft-needed-to-make-windows-run-linux-software/

After all the hoopla has faded a bit Ars Technica takes an insightful look at the likely reasons that Microsoft made the strategic decision to add Linux support to Windows.

Windows gets bash(ed) plus a full shot of Ubuntu

More importantly than bringing the shell over to Windows, developers will now be able to write their .sh Bash scripts on Windows, as well (or use Emacs to edit their code). Microsoft noted that this will work through a new Linux subsystem in Windows 10 that Microsoft worked on with Canonical.

Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10 | TechCrunch

So this if what all those Microsoft folks at Great Wide Open were so damn giddy about a couple of weeks ago. I must say I’m dumbfounded. Bash will roll out in a Windows 10 update this summer, sooner if you’re part of the Insider program.