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HotDawg
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My understanding is the full Ubuntu repositories will be available to BASH. Since there won’t be any desktop screen available, that limits the usefulness to command line utilities.

If you want to use RSYNC for backups, that should be possible. I’m not sure if things like CRON will work.

One website I saw says that BASH will be running in a sandbox-type environment, but will have access to all your files and I/O.

With everyone getting forced into Win 10, this will make life easier for those writing malware — only one version of Win to aim for. But with the inclusion of BASH, that opens up new routes for them to explore.