Microsoft and Canonical have teamed up to create a version of Ubuntu Linux that can run native Linux applications on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Azure. Thus, the “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” has been developed, which will allow Windows 10 users to open a bash shell from the start menu, and type commands as if they were on an Ubuntu terminal. This means that users will be able to use commands like “apt”, “wget”, “diff” among others, and also tools like Ruby, Git, Python etc directly on Windows. Also developers will now be able to write their .sh Bash scripts on Windows. It is not a VM or any emulator/container, but native Ubuntu binaries running directly in Windows, without the need for resource-heavy full virtualization . This feature will be available in Windows 10 Insider builds after the Build 2016 conference.