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Just tried it. Looks like the latest Windows update installs a stub that sends the Windows app-store to the Python installer page if you type "Python" from the command line.

FWIW, the publisher for the MS app-store Python is "Python Software Foundation" and it, far as I can tell, is just ordinary Python and not some MS-only weirdness. It adds start menu links to the Python REPL and the IDLE tool.




Apparently it does have some quirks due to Microsoft Store limitations, but it is an official and otherwise-complete release of Python: https://docs.python.org/3/using/windows.html#the-microsoft-s...


That actually seems like a pretty good solution to me, lowering the bar to entry for those that want to give it a try, while leaving it optional.


you didn't read the article


Yes I did. I just wanted to relate my personal experience with it. Sometimes I'll see an article about something new just to discover that it's actually for an update that's a couple of weeks away. In this case, I just wanted to verify that it's working as advertised.




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