If you’re the type of person who uses Linux on Windows for development purposes, then you now have one more flavor to choose from. As announced on Twitter, Oracle Linux is now available as a download on the Microsoft Store.
For those unfamiliar, Oracle Linux is a Linux distribution that’s packaged by Oracle. The version 8.5 release is the one that’s on the Microsoft Store, released back in November of 2021. It’s popular with IT admins and enterprise users as it combines containers, and virtualization into one offering for SaaS, PaaS, and traditional enterprise workloads.
Once this is installed, the app will Oracle Linux 8 Update 5 for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows. Of course, once the Windows Subsystem for Linux is enabled, you can launch it by typing “oraclelinux85” on the command prompt, or by clicking the Oracle Linux 8.5 tile in the Windows 10 Start Menu.