If you’re the sort of technophile that follows Microsoft’s every movement on the Windows front, then you’re probably well aware of how many times Redmond froze hell over with its professed love for Linux and open source.

Now it has done so again by making it almost too easy to install Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions around, right from within the Windows Store, as if you were just installing an app.

The fact that you can directly install Linux inside Windows 10, without resorting to emulation or a virtual machine, isn’t exactly new.

Microsoft introduced a Windows Linux Subsystem a while back, but installing and managing that was mostly a command line affair.

While it’s a system familiar to advanced Linux users, it isn’t exactly ideal, especially when it comes to Microsoft exerting control over it all.

So now you can install Ubuntu from the Windows Store.

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