We have been witnessing more friendly relations building up between Windows and Linux recently and especially in the Build 2017 event, Microsoft announced that it will bring Linux distributions to the Windows Store.

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Recently, it was witnessed that the Windows Store featured some SUSE-based distros but unfortunately, there were no Fedora or Ubuntu. But the good news is that Ubuntu has now officially joined the Windows Store Linux party. To make this work, one has to enable the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” feature in Windows 10. If you are a Windows 10 Pro user then it’s all good but if you are using the lite version of the oS, the Windows 10 S, you won’t be able to use this feature.

Ubuntu Version Details

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The version of Ubuntu in the Windows Store is 16.04 “Xenial Xerus.” This version is actually “Long Term Support” (LTS) which means that Canonical will be supporting it until 2021. If you want to access Ubuntu, you must have the insider build of Windows 10 that is 16215 or later. This method is only for those who aren’t already running the Ubuntu OS through the older method. If you are the one running Ubuntu through the old method, both of them won’t sync but will keep running together side by side.

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