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Windows Linux Subsystem

#1
A feature that is in Windows 10 well, you need to activate it using a powershell.
Running Linux OS on Windows. Cool.

As far as I know , you need to have a pro or enterprise edition of win10 to run it.
You need to toggle also developer mode to on and you can use now the linux on windows. Interesting right?

I tried it and found some error so better follow their full tutorial below.
A full tutorial from microsoft is located here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...tall-win10
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#2
Pretty interesting. But what is the use? I dont see what the use is. I'd like to see why they did it.

Maybe unless it could be used for running native linux apps??? Idk havent tried it

looks cool tho
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#3
This is very interesting. What does confuse me though is why you would choose this over multi-booting. Taking a quick peek at the documents, the only part of Linux this really gives you is the commands. Why would you go through this for only the Linux commands when there are easier solutions? Another thing that I find rather confusing is why you would pay for Windows when you could easily install Linux on a machine instead. Or like I said, you could use multi-booting if you use each OS for separate purposes. As @davidvpn said, there just isn't really any practical use for this.
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#4
I have put Ubuntu app using Windows Linux Subsystem. It is interesting as you mention. The thing not so intersesting is its poor emulation and speed. If you like Linux running in windows you may try mingw/msys2 wich is a portable linux emulator with real compiled GNU Linux binaries that are able to run natively within windows.
#5
For emergency uses it's helpful to have Linux on a Windows, but if you want to use whole features and your system's resources to get good performance obviously a multi OS config is very better.
All of world is in inside yourself.
#6
Why not use a virtual machine? VirtualBox from Oracle is free and supports any operating system that runs on standard PC hardware like Linux.
#7
Be careful with WSL (or at least Ubuntu from the Microsoft Store). I had an older laptop that after installing the Ubuntu WSL, was unable to use the Windows Store or any other apps that were installed through there. This included default apps like Calculator, Calendar, Photos, etc.
#8
WSL it could be a good solution when you need to use Windows and do not want to leave Linux functionality and tools. But one of cons this is not vary clear and good work with Docker. When you need this one, you have to read a lot documentation about this, and if I'm right it is possible to use only from WSL2
  




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