Linux distros won’t run on Windows 10 S after all


When Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, one of the main distinctions from vanilla Windows 10 was that only Windows Store applications would run on the education-focused OS. But it turns out when Microsoft said that “applications are delivered via the Windows Store,” it didn’t mean that all Windows Store applications would work on 10 S, as noted by Lilliputing.

In a blog post on MSDN today, Rich Turner, a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, clarified that certain applications won’t be allowed to run on Windows 10 S, including “all command-line apps, shells and consoles.”

Regrettably, that means that Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora — the Linux distros that are coming to the Windows Store — won’t be permitted to run on Windows 10 S. As…

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