native Linux userland in Windows 10

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Apr 12 13:41:00 GMT 2016

On Apr 12 14:58, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 12/04/2016 14:50, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> >By now I guess most of us have seen the reports of bash, and in fact a full
> >Linux userland, running natively in Windows 10:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >It's in beta release and doesn't seem to have been widely tested yet. Apparently
> >Microsoft has developed an API translation layer, simliar to the Cygwin DLL, to
> >make this work.  But unlike with Cygwin, Linux apps don't have to be rebuilt -
> >they can run natively as-is in Windows 10. So you can get, allegedly, the full
> >Linux userland out-of-the-box.
> >
> >The first link cited above suggests that if this is all it claims to be, it
> >would remove the need for Cygwin. I can see the point.
> >
> >Has anyone had a chance to try this new feature?  Does it work as well as is
> >claimed?
> >
> >I realize this may be strictly off-topic here, but it seems to me to be
> >potentially so important to the future of Cygwin that it's worth discussing here
> >insted of on cygwin-talk.
> >
> >Andrew
> Before W10 became the standard it will take some time.
> Considering the previous history of Microsoft with
> Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) , my feeling is
> If they really would like to port Unix on MS, it will be enough to
> provide Corinna with a simple way to implement fork....

Huh, right.  If only...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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