Build 2016: Full Bash shell coming to Windows 10

Sean Michael


To the roar of applause at Build Conference Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo announced that the full Bash shell is coming to Windows.  He pointed out that it is not a virtual machine but is native Ubuntu binaries that are able to be used thanks to a subsystem.

This may seem like “boring coding news” to those not in the know but to those at a conference based on developing this is an extremely important story. “Open source command line tools” is what Galo closed with before moving on to Microsoft’s next porting tool.

This is a continuing story and we’ll have more on it as it develops.