Microsoft has released an open source tool that makes it easier for programmers and developers to run Linux on Windows 10.

The new tool, released last week, also helps Linux distribution maintainers bring their distros to the Windows Store to run on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux. The development team hopes open-sourcing this project will help increase community engagement through bringing more distros to the Microsoft Store. The goal is to bring WSL closer to the open source software community, according to Tara Raj of Microsoft's WSL team.

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