New York (The Verge) — Windows 10 is getting Linux files integration in File Explorer trib.al/ZBj2su2.
Microsoft is bringing Linux file integration directly into the Windows 10 File Explorer. Testers can start trying out the integration in a new Windows 10 build today before it’s available for everyone later this year.
The icon that will appear in File Explorer is the famous Tux, the penguin mascot for the Linux kernel. Microsoft is testing the Linux File Explorer integration in a new build of Windows 10 that’s available for testers today. Previously, Windows 10 users would have to manually navigate to a UNC path to get access to Linux files from the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux is a system that the company has been gradually improving, with promises of a full Linux kernel for Windows 10. Microsoft has also added Bash shell integration, native OpenSSH in Windows 10, and even Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora in the Windows Store. Microsoft also launched a new Windows Terminal command line tool last year. — Tom Warren/@verge