Microsoft is planning to introduce a “Linux for Windows 10” release for Windows, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Nadella said the company is also considering making Windows 10 “more like a Linux machine,” rather than a traditional PC, as part of its efforts to take Linux out of the “PC niche.”
Microsoft’s “Linux in Windows 10,” as Nadell referred to it, is not a new initiative, but he said it was first announced at a recent Microsoft developer event in New York City.
The company announced the effort at the time, and NadeLLa said he was looking forward to making it a reality.
Nadellas plans for the new release come as the company continues to expand its business in the cloud, with a focus on “providing cloud services to our customers.”
The company has launched a new cloud platform called Azure Cloud, which offers “premium services like data center management, compute, analytics, and data visualization.”
The company has also been working to integrate with other cloud platforms, including AWS and Google Cloud.