Oracle Linux 8.5 Now Available Through Microsoft Store

Linux lovers have a new option to use on Windows PCs. Oracle Linux 8.5 was recently released through the Microsoft Store, allowing developers, IT administrators, and enterprise users to run another Linux distribution on their PCs. Oracle Linux 8.5 installs through Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is available on both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

The list of apps for Oracle Linux 8.5 doesn’t provide much detail for those who don’t already know how it differs from other Linux distributions. Oracle website is more useful on this front:

An open and comprehensive operating environment, Oracle Linux provides virtualization, management, and cloud-native computing tools, as well as the operating system, in a single support package. Oracle Linux is 100% application binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Since Oracle Linux supports both containers and virtualization, it is considered a popular choice among enterprise users and IT professionals.

When you download Oracle Linux 8.5, it installs on Windows Subsystem for Linux. To launch Oracle Linux, you will need to type “oraclelinux85” in the command prompt or click on the application icon in the start menu.

We have a guide on how to install Linux WSL2 on Windows 10 and Windows 11 if you are new to Linux on Windows.

OracleLinux 8.5

Oracle Linux bundles containers, virtualization, and more in a single offering. It is now available through the Microsoft Store.

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