LINUX on WINDOWS! (This is not a joke)

LINUX on WINDOWS! (This is not a joke)
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#1

This is amazing! With complete open-source and acceptance of pull requests from the community for .NET CORE, total cross-compatability allowing you to make full-blown ASP.NET applications on a Mac using Visual Studio Code, and now the ability to actually run Linux inside of Windows without a virtual machine… Microsoft kicking some serious ass.

Can’t wait to start a Linux server and connect to it via my Windows browser… Or install packages via the terminal!


#2

So they’re using ubuntu for the bash. Microsoft seems to embrace linux more and more nowadays. Good news for developers I guess.


#3

It was implemented with the windows anniversary update. I read that some people even managed to start xface(gui).


#4

On a side note. I heard ConEmu is good software for windows developers.


#5

I read about this a while back but haven’t received the anniversary update yet. Will people with Windows 10 Pro even get it? I’m not sure if it’s a regular update or not.

Linux didn’t work well on my system so I’m looking forward to be able to use bash ASAP.


#6

I’ve got 10 Pro and the update came within hours of release. It will be a disappointing experience out of the box, though. I got tmux and zsh working, but basic functionality is missing from Microsoft’s terminal emulator. ConEmu is good, but there’s a software package that makes it even better: cmder. At least, I think it’s better, but I haven’t tried it extensively, and I won’t be home for another week and a half. It seems you can get it to work with Ubuntu in Windows thusly.