Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

That's the sound of hell freezing over: bash and Linux binaries running on Windows 10—How? Why? WHAT?

Rich Turner (Microsoft)
4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Architecture
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A fundamental understanding of how to build applications, services, sites, and systems for either Windows or Linux

What you'll learn

  • Explore bash on Ubuntu on Windows, which allows ELF-64 Linux binaries to run, unmodified, on the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Description

Microsoft recently announced a new Windows 10 feature: bash on Ubuntu on Windows, which allows ELF-64 Linux binaries to run, unmodified, on the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Rich Turner outlines what bash/WSL is, why Microsoft built it, how it works, what was released, and what Microsoft learned since the initial release. Along the way, Rich explores some of the new features and capabilities added to bash/WSL and the Windows Console for the next version of Windows 10.

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Rich Turner

Microsoft

Rich Turner is a senior program manager at Microsoft, where he is responsible for bash on Windows and the Windows Console.