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Coming to Microsoft’s Windows Store: Apple iTunes, and Linux distributions

Apple’s iTunes software program might be coming to the Windows Retailer, as Microsoft pushes to enhance the favored software program titles by its most popular distribution channel for apps.

iTunes is coming to the Windows Retailer by the tip of this 12 months. #MSBuild

— Windows (@Windows) May 11, 2017

iTunes has lengthy been out there as a conventional Windows app, however its enlargement to the Windows Retailer is a victory for Microsoft because it seeks to make extra apps out there to its full vary of Windows units, together with the not too long ago introduced Microsoft Laptop computer working the brand new Windows 10 S working system.

Microsoft made the announcement as a part of a crush of reports at its Construct developer convention in Seattle this morning, together with the revealing of a brand new Windows 10 Fall Creators Replace with stronger ties to Android and iOS.

Linux variants Ubuntu, SuSE Linux and Fedora are additionally coming to the Windows Retailer, giving builders the chance to run Windows and Linux apps on their Windows PCs. Two different purposes are additionally coming to the Windows Retailer: SAP’s Digital Boardroom, and Autodesk’s design software program.

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