Skip to comments.Windows 10 will support Linux file systems inside File Explorer
Posted on 04/09/2020 8:27:49 AM PDT by dayglored
Tux is ready to give you easy access to your Linux files.
Earlier this year Microsoft shared its plans to integrate a full Linux kernel in Windows 10 — now it’s introducing Linux file access into the File Explorer. Users have been able to access Linux files since Windows 1903, but the new feature in build 19603 means you’ll be able to get them more easily. Open up File Explorer and you’ll see Tux, Linux’s penguin mascot, in the left-hand navigation pane. This icon will show you a view of all your distros, and selecting those will place you in the Linux root file system for that distro.
Elsewhere in the new build — which is available to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring — there are user clean-up recommendations in storage settings, which makes it easier to free up disk space by selecting and deleting unused files, and the introduction of Microsoft News Bar. This new customizable news app sits neatly to the side of the screen and updates throughout the day (and it can be minimized with a click if it proves too distracting).
Also on the agenda — although not formally announced by Microsoft — is a new “What’s new” page in settings, which will advertise new features in the OS...
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This will be handy for dual boot users. To access Linux files from Windows otherwise requires a program such as extFS for Windows.
the introduction of Microsoft News Bar. This new customizable news app sits neatly to the side of the screen and updates throughout the day (and it can be minimized with a click if it proves too distracting).
Less “news” makes for a happier life.
Yep, great idea. Looking forward to it myself.
No joke, that.
I typically run Windows in a VM under Linux or MacOS, using VMware, which allows this sort of access already, including filesystem translation.
But for machines that are Windows on the metal, this new File Explorer feature will be real handy.
Linux boots very quickly, and I'll give credit where credit is due, Win10 boots nearly as fast on that laptop. It isn't a big deal to switch back and forth. Of course I don't remember the last time I needed to run Win10. I mostly just boot it up once a month or so to grab updates in case something comes up and I need it.
Step One: Embrace
More fake news bloatware.
Hopefully, this fake news feature can be uninstalled....COMPLETELY.
Ot bad enough Microsoft has a crap system, ow they are out to destroy Linux!
Actually MS is nearly at Step Two: Extend.
Alternatively, are we ready to start the FR pool for the date on which MS announces the replacement of the NT kernel with the Linux kernel and some syscall wrappers?
“I typically run Windows in a VM under Linux or MacOS, using VMware”
Way too much work for me!
Linux already reads & opens the Windows files, but it’s nice MS is gearing up to do vice versa.
There has been a windows file system driver for EXT2, 3 and 4 that allowed access to those files systems .... for years.
Microsoft is late coming to the party.
Or another one with a politically correct license requirement.
The Windows 10 layout is a mess. You cannot make changes that were simple in past version of Windows plus Microsoft will one day charge a yearly fee to rent Windows just like they did with Office which reminds me Office 365 is super slow and Not responding message along with Teams and Onedrive. Always phoning home.
Google their names and slow.
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