Red Hat Enterprise Linux ported to Windows 10 as WLinux Enterprise

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux ported to Windows 10 as WLinux Enterprise

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now even more accessible to Windows 10 users with the help of open-source software developer Whitewater Foundry.

Dubbed WLinux Enterprise, the $149.95 per-seat solution is the business version of the $29.95 consumer version of WLinux, which was made available through the Microsoft Store last month.

WLinux was developed to help Windows 10 users run various GNU/Linux distributions inside the OS as Microsoft Store apps, providing access to the likes of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, among others.

“WLinux Enterprise unleashes developers and IT staff productivity by giving them access to the Linux command line and development tools they need in today's cloud, hybrid, and cross-platform environments, including Git, OpenSSH, Node.js, Python, Go, Ruby, AWS and Azure cloud command-line tools, and more, directly on Windows 10, alongside existing Windows applications,” Whitewater Foundry said in a statement.

“WLinux Enterprise accomplishes this in a cost-effective and secure approach by deploying Linux on Windows devices companies already own within Windows networks they already have deployed, reducing the burden of managing a mixed OS environment and eliminating unsecure device usage.”

The company said the software could be deployed to Windows devices through multiple channels, including the Microsoft Store for Business, InTune, DISM, ICD, SCCM and offline sideloading, with or without automatic updates.

Microsoft introduced Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update in 2016, providing an internally developed Linux-compatible kernel interface, which can then run Linux distros.

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