Ubuntu 18.04 Now Available for Download from the Windows 10 Store

Ubuntu 18.04 is now available for download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 as part of the WSL push that allows users to run Linux on top of Windows.

Officially announced earlier this month, version 18.04 is the second Ubuntu release published in the Microsoft Store, and it will be offered alongside Ubuntu 16.04. Both will continue to be available for download for Windows 10 users who want to run them in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Microsoft engineer Tara Raj says it’s because of the long-term support offered by Canonical.

In other words, as long as an Ubuntu version gets support from Canonical, it would continue to be offered in the Microsoft Store.

“The Ubuntu apps you see in the Store are published by Canonical. We partner with them to release the apps and test them on WSL. As per Canonical’s LTS schedule, both Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 are supported for 3 years. Keeping this overl… (read more)

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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.