The Ubuntu team today announced Microsoft has delivered their PowerShell Core app to Linux as a Snap package. This should make life easier for system administrations and technical users on Linux as it will help them automate and manage their cloud assets.
— Ubuntu (@ubuntu) July 20, 2018
For those unfamiliar, Snaps is a software package which works across cloud, desktop, and IoT devices. Snaps works natively on Linux and comes with automatic updates, enhanced security, and flexibility for developers. It also means that users will always have the most recent version of PowerShell from Microsoft.
As explained by Joey Aiello, Program Manager, PowerShell.
“Snaps are great because they provide a single package format that works across many Linux distributions, much like how PowerShell acts as a single automation platform across operating systems. We hope our users enjoy the simplified installation and update experience of Snaps as much as we do.”
Installation of PowerShell on Ubuntu is a snap. All you need to do is head here and then press the green install button. If you like to try out beta software, you also can install the preview version of PowerShell by clicking here. The preview version can actually be installed with the stable release, so that’s double the fun.