Since the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal within Windows! Known as the Windows subsystem for Linux or WSL for short it is available for any Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise system with the right updates. I originally wrote an article here about the… Continue reading Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update
An updated revision of this guide exists for users of Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) released in April 2017. As of release 1607* Windows 10 includes the ability for desktop users to install and run a copy of Ubuntu terminal from within Windows! Officially called the Windows subsystem for Linux it usually goes by a… Continue reading Run Ubuntu Linux and Bash on Windows 10
In this entry I will explain my method of improving the Windows Command Prompt and its command-line. To turn it from a crude shell prompt into an ANSI coloured interface with a useful set of tools that can commonly be found on Linux and Mac terminals. We will also integrate a number of optional popular programming… Continue reading Make the Windows Command Prompt, Linux-like
June 2017 Update: If you are using Windows 10, I would instead suggest reading my post “Run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 Creators Update” which guides you through Linux in Windows using features created by Microsoft. Linux in Windows? Cygwin is an awesome tool for agnostic operating system users who regularly use both Windows and… Continue reading Cygwin Walkthrough and Beginners Guide – Is it Linux for Windows or a POSIX Compatible Alternative To PowerShell?