Bash on Windows 10

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Joshua Bell
published April 7, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

We usually cover Linux around here...but this is Ubuntu related news so now that Hell has officially frozen over with the release of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14316.rs1_release.160402-2217 (I didn't make that up) Ubuntu is officially on Windows (kind of).

Why? I am not exactly sure but I thought I would go ahead and give it a whirl...

I am not going to go into great detail on installing it as you can find that in various places around the web but I will give you the run down.

  1. Enable developer mode.
  2. Go to "Program and Features".
  3. Select "Turn Windows Features on or off".
  4. Check "Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta).
  5. Click OK.
  6. Wait for it to install.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Use your favorite method to open the Command Prompt.
  9. Type in "bash". without the quotes silly.
  10. Let it do its thing...

From here you will see root@localhost:/ (and some directory). You have successfully installed bash..

Now what?

I am not exactly sure but I will be back to let yo know what I discover once I get a chance to play with it for a bit...

And some screen shots...

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