There was a time when Windows and Linux have been thought-about fierce rivals and the 2 actually couldn’t stand one another, however Windows 10 stepped in to vary every thing.
Not solely that it’s now doable to run Linux on prime of Windows 10, however a whole lot of Linux apps are additionally migrating to the world of Windows 10 for a cross-platform expertise.
KDE purposes are notably common on Windows 10, as a number of are already accessible from the Microsoft Store, and extra just lately, one other massive title landed on Microsoft’s working system promising the identical expertise as on Linux.
Elisa, which is “a contemporary and exquisite music participant made with love by KDE,” because the official description printed within the retailer reads, is now up for grabs from the Microsoft Store, after all with a free license. The app is clearly open supply, and it’s presupposed to learn just about any audio recordsdata on a Windows 10 machine, identical to its Linux sibling.
Kate and Okular main the Windows push
Other KDE apps listed for obtain within the Microsoft Store are notably profitable as nicely, and KDE says that the Kate textual content editor and the Okular reader app are the 2 having fun with the most important success. Data supplied by KDE supplies us with a more in-depth take a look at how its apps are doing on Windows 10:
- Kate – Advanced Text Editor – 23,524 acquisitions
- Okular – More than a reader – 16,154 acquisitions
- Filelight – Disk Usage Visualizer – 1,412 acquisitions
- KStars – Astronomy Software – 1,400 acquisitions
- Kile – A user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor – 1,343 acquisitions
- Elisa – Modern Music Player – 40 acquisitions
KDE says anybody may also help deliver extra of its apps to Windows 10, and the staff hyperlinks to an in-depth tutorial the place builders can be taught extra about creating a brand new utility and submitting it to the Microsoft Store.
At the top of the day, nevertheless, one factor is evident: Linux and Windows at the moment are two modern-day BFFs, and that is unlikely to vary within the quick time period.