from the bashing-Windows dept.
Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:
Microsoft has announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is coming to Windows Server.
Microsoft's adding it to Windows Server for the same reasons it added it to Windows: it wants developers to have whatever tools they prefer at their disposal.
Sysadmins are also on Redmond's mind, it says. "If you're a server engineer that needs to run node.js, Ruby, Python, Perl, Bash scripts or other tools that expect Linux behaviors, environment or filesystem-layout, the ability to install and run Linux with WSL expands the tools at your disposal on Windows Server."