Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux to leave beta

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We're excited to announce that in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU) due to ship in fall 2017, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will no longer be a beta feature and will become a fully supported Windows feature.

Microsoft added that the skeptical users will now be able to use WSL as a day-to-day developer tool to create and test apps on Windows 10.

Members of the Windows Insider programme will find the Windows Subsystem for Linux has dropped its beta tag as of Build 16251, while mainstream users will have to wait for the as-yet officially unscheduled Fall Creators Update to land later this year. The release is tied to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is expected to arrive in September or October. Since releasing version 1511 in November 2015, Microsoft released several feature updates that deliver the newest features and more comprehensive security. The subsystem will support other Linux distros, as well, such as Fedora and SUSE Linux, and Microsoft recently clarified that these distros will be accessible from the Windows Store.

Invoke Windows processes from Linux, e.g. You can also provide feedback via Windows 10 Feedback Hub app, which delivers feedback directly to the team, "notes Turner".

WSL can now be used as a normal developer toolset to allow building, testing, deployment, and management of apps and systems on Windows 10. One of the benefits of it falling out of beta will be that Microsoft will start providing product support, he explained.

Sharing and accessing files on the Windows filesystem from within Linux.

Microsoft and Linux distro publishers have a collaborative agreement to make the subsystem work. These milestones mean the most important tools available to developers and sysadmins are for the first time non-proprietary, community-supported and available on all significant computing platforms: Windows and Linux and insignificant ones like MacOS.

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