Microsoft new Windows 10 S only runs apps downloaded from the Store, right? So ideally, you should be able to download and run Linux apps from the Microsoft Store and install them on your PC. Is that right?
Wrong! You cannot download Linux apps onto your Windows 10 S PC. Despite the fact that they are available in the Store. So why not?
Well, Microsoft is actively blocking ‘command-line’ apps running outside the Windows 10 S safe environment. That is according to a blog post posted on Thursday by Microsoft senior program manager, Rich Turner.
Microsoft says Windows 10 S was created mainly for students and just about everyone else looking for an additional layer of security on their Windows 10 PC. As designed, Windows 10 S PCs only run apps from the Windows Store. These apps have been vetted by Microsoft before they appear on the Store.
However, Microsoft failed to make clear that these apps don’t run at a low level on Windows 10 S PCs. Not in the ways debuggers or other apps that explicitly write on hardware or modify the system registry do. And …read more