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Bash, better biometric security, Cortana and a flood of chatbots coming to Windows 10

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 31, 2016.

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    There’s a lot of things coming out of Microsoft’s BUILD conference, but here are three.

    Bash coming to Windows 10

    There are now 270 million monthly active devices running Windows 10 and some of those people behind those machines surely use Linux as well. After Microsoft rolls out the Windows 10 “Anniversary” update this summer, those folks can have the “real” Bash shell in Windows.

    First you would need to turn on Developer Mode in Windows settings and download the Bash shell from the Windows Store, but then you open the Start menu and type “bash” to open cmd.exe running Ubuntu’s /bin/bash, explained Dustin Kirkland, part of Canonical’s Ubuntu product and strategy team. Then you have “full access to all of Ubuntu user space.”

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