Deprecated?: Subsystem for Unix apps (SUA) / Services for Unix RRS feed

  • Question

  • I see in the Windows 8 Developer Preview, the Subsystem for Unix based apps / Services for Unix is deprecated. Does this mean, Microsoft will no longer produce an SDK and utilities for SUA for Windows 8?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:37 AM

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  • If you go to Control Panel, click on Programs and Features, then click on "Turn Windows Features On or Off", you will see that Subsystem for Unix based apps (deprecated) is listed there. You can click to install and it will show up as a Metro tile.

    If you hover over the entry you will see:
    SUA is deprecated starting with this release and will be completely removed in the next release. You should begin planning now to employ alternate methods for any applications, code or usage that depends on this feature.



    • Proposed as answer by Dylan-Meeus Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:39 AM
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:21 PM
  • There used to be a downloadable SDK and additional utilities for the Windows SUA subsystem (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2391). What I would like to know if whether for the Windows 8 release, it will be released or at least the Windows 7 SDK and utilities package will be supported with Windows 8?
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:49 AM