The arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 and Windows 11 opened up a world of new opportunities for users of Linux-based distributions. Until now, Ubuntu fans have been limited to installing LTS (Long Term Supported) releases, but that’s changing.
Recognizing that there are a lot of people out there who like to be on the cutting edge of technology, Canonical has announced that Ubuntu preview builds will now also be available for download and installation from the Microsoft Store.
By making Ubuntu Preview available to WSL users on Windows 10 and Windows 11, Canonical is giving more people the chance to try out the distro builds.
Announcing the change, the company says, “Until now, Ubuntu WSL users had access to our current Long Term Supported (LTS) releases. These provide a stable Ubuntu development environment, deeply integrated with Windows, for data science, cloud, web. and IoT developers”.
But what if you’re one of those people who likes to live life on the edge? Someone who wants innovation first and stability second? Well, Ubuntu Preview is here to satisfy the thrill seekers, allowing users to try out the latest updates and improvements as they become available.
This application delivers the latest daily Ubuntu WSL releases directly to your Windows machine. As amazing as it sounds, it’s no surprise that it’s not recommended for production development. It may be unstable and have bugs. But if you want a glimpse into the future of Ubuntu, or to help identify issues and improvements, this might be the app for you!
If that sounds interesting, you can grab Ubuntu Preview from the Microsoft Store