Distribution Arch Linux went to the Microsoft Store

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Microsoft has added the next Linux distribution to its application store. Arch Linux version adapted for launch in the Windows Subsystem for Linux environment can be found in the Microsoft Store.
Arch is a monthly distribution that includes Pacman to manage software packages. Now, thanks to Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows 10 users will be able to use it. WSL is a subsystem that allows running applications written for Linux in the Microsoft system. It is worth noting that Arch Linux relies, among others, on slightly more popular Manjaro, but unavailable in the Microsoft Store. You can find Arch Linux in the WSL version at this address.

Arch Linux is another distribution of the penguin system that can be found in the Microsoft Store. Previously, there were such systems as Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Fedora and SUSE. The ability to run popular open-source programs directly in Windows greatly simplifies the task especially for administrators and programmers who use several operating systems.

Microsoft has been promoting open software for a long time, which is a big change, looking at the previous competition with Linux and software producers released on free licenses. The giant from Redmont in November 2016 joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member, which means (just like Google, Huawei and Samsung), it pays half a million dollars into its account every year.

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