Linux Distros Banned on Windows 10 S

Windows 10 S is an operating system that’s limited to Windows Store apps, but although at first glance it looks like everything that’s published in the Store should work on it, that’s not necessarily true.

In a blog post today, Microsoft’s Rich Turner explains that just because an app is published in the Windows Store, this doesn’t necessarily mean “it’s safe and suitable for running in Windows 10 S.” As a result, there are apps that won’t be allowed on Microsoft’s new OS, and these include command-line apps, shells and consoles.

It’s not hard to see where this is going. Linux distributions, even though they will be published in the Windows Store, will not be allowed to run on Windows 10 S because they are treated like command-line tools that are blocked by default due to security concerns.

Linux distros getting broader access to the OS

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.