[Python-Dev] Python in next Windows 10 update

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Tue May 21 17:42:53 EDT 2019

On 21/05/2019 22.30, Steve Dower wrote:
> Hi all
> Just sharing this here because I think it's important for us to be aware of it - I'm not trying to promote or sell anything here :) (Those who were at the language summit have seen this already.)
> In the next Windows 10 update that starts rolling out today, we (Microsoft) have added "python.exe" and "python3.exe" commands that are installed on PATH *by default* and will open the Microsoft Store at the page where we (Python core team) publish our build.
> This makes it a 1-2 click process to get from a clean machine to having a usable Python install ("python.exe" -> opens Store -> "Get it Free" -> "python.exe" now works!)
> The associated blog post:
> https://devblogs.microsoft.com/python/python-in-the-windows-10-may-2019-update/

Thanks for doing this and lowering the entree barrier for every Windows user. :)


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