After much anticipation, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and OpenSUSE are now featured on Microsoft’s Windows Store. The both the Linux distributions are available only for users running Windows Insider builds.
OpenSUSE was initially available on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But now, the tedious process has been removed, and Microsoft has simplified the ability to run OpenSUSE on Windows. You can use the upgraded experience to run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 as well as OpenSUSE Leap 42.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is built to simplify the mission-critical workloads. The modular Linux distro supports all major architectures.
Following the modular approach, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is designed for all major processor architectures. The distribution will help Windows users to support a large number of virtual machine guests using a single subscription.
“It is optimised to run on leading hypervisors and supports an unlimited number of virtual machine guests per physical system with a single subscription, making it the perfect guest for virtual and cloud computing,” reads the product description on Windows Store.
This is not the first time when Linux has arrived on Windows platform. Microsoft and Canonical have been working for a long time to bring Bash to Windows via WSL. The tech giant is also trying to bring Ubuntu to Windows Store. Furthermore, you can expect Red Hat and Ubuntu in Windows store soon.
In the meantime, you can download SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 or openSUSE Leap 42 directly from Windows Store.
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