The arrival of Ubuntu in Windows 10 was a key moment for the tech giant Microsoft and its ambitions to win even more users. But, recently, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 S is not capable of running Linux distros.
Windows 10 S Is Not Capable Of Running Linux Distros
The arrival of Ubuntu in Windows 10 was a key moment for the tech giant Microsoft and its ambitions to win even more users. The company further extended the possibilities by bringing Ubuntu, SUSE, and Fedora into the app store recently, promising much more.
But the tech giant Microsoft announced recently, that after all these “distributions” will not be able to run on Windows 10 S, even being in the application store.
Since it is known that Windows 10 S is known that this will only be able to run applications that are installed from the Windows application store. This Microsoft command is intended to give maximum security while at the same time bringing maximum performance to all equipment.
With the arrival of Ubuntu, SUSE and Fedora to this application store, many thought they could have it in Windows 10 S, further extending their possibilities to be dedicated machines to those who are interested in knowing more about these systems.
Microsoft just now with this idea, to prove that even though the app store, these versions of Linux will not be able to run on Windows 10 S.
The reason pointed out for this limitation is simple. According to Microsoft Windows 10 S is dedicated to users with less technical knowledge, making it no sense that these subsystems can be used.
Just because an “app” comes from the Windows Store does not automatically mean that it’s safe & suitable for running in Windows 10 S. There are some apps that are not allowed to run on Windows 10 S, including all command-line apps, shells, and Consoles.
Microsoft also notes that applications allowed to run on Windows 10 S will be limited in access to Windows and run within a sandbox (a controlled environment with limited access to files and operating system), something Linux subsystems will not have.
Microsoft will not limit Windows 10 S to producing applications and code, but other tools than Linux will have to be used. In order to run these versions of Linux directly from the Windows store, Microsoft recommends that you have to use Windows 10 Pro and a Surface Pro.
It remains, however, whether the limitation will be only on these versions of Linux or whether there will be other applications that will be outside of Windows 10 S, even being in the Windows application store.