Bashing Microsoft?

Microsoft and Linux logosWe have really loved watching Microsoft come to embrace more and more aspects of the open source community – and now Windows 10 is getting a Linux command line!

Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman goes into some depth about bringing Bash into Windows on his blog:

This isn’t Bash or Ubuntu running in a VM. This is a real native Bash Linux binary running on Windows itself. It’s fast and lightweight and it’s the real binaries. This is an genuine Ubuntu image on top of Windows with all the Linux tools I use like awk, sed, grep, vi, etc. It’s fast and it’s lightweight. The binaries are downloaded by you – using apt-get – just as on Linux, because it is Linux. You can apt-get and download other tools like Ruby, Redis, emacs, and on and on. This is brilliant for developers that use a diverse set of tools like me. [Source]

You can also watch this video for more in depth information about this merging of Bash inside Windows:

(You might also want to read what they’re saying about this development over at Linux.com.)