How to: Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux
Please note, there are no penalties in regards to performance and functionality. Setting up and configuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows will require some command line experience, but you will likely know what you are doing, if you want it. Lets take a look at how to do it. Please note, this functionality is still being refined. The final release of Windows 10 which will include the Linux Subsystem will be released this summer.
- Please note, in order to install Ubuntu for Windows 10, you will need access to the Internet, since the installation is done from the Windows Store.
- The size of the download is about 200 MBs.
- Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 does not work on the 32 bit version of Windows 10, because it requires Hyper-V
To learn more about Bash and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, check out the following articles:
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Enable Developer Mode in Windows 10
Click Start > Settings > Update & security > For developers
Select the Developer mode radio box then click Yes
Press Windows key + R then type: optionalfeatures.exe then hit Enter
Scroll down then check off Windows Subsystem for Linux then click OK
Restart when the installation is complete.
Press Windows key + X
Click Command Prompt
At the command prompt, type: bash then hit Enter
Type the letter Y then hit Enter
Wait while Ubuntu on Windows is installed, this can take a while depending on the speed of your Internet.
When complete, wait while Ubuntu on Windows is configured.
That's it, you now have full access to Linux Command Line Tools on Windows 10.
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