Monday, 20 May 2019

Run Linux distribution on Windows 10

Good News! Now you can run your favorite Linux distribution on Windows 10 as sub-system. And best part, these are available as download from Microsoft Store, just like any other application. 

Only down-part is that there is no GUI and only bash shell available for all the available Linux distribution. 

Steps to enable it are also simple;

Step-01: It is pre-requisite more than a step. Windows 10 build version should be 'Windows 10 Fall Creator Update or later' (Windows Build Version 1709).  For other version please follow the link.

Step-02: Run the below command to enable the Windows Sub-System. Run in PowerShell as Administartor

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Step-03: Open 'Microsoft Store' and search for Linux, in the hint you will find 'Run Linux on Windows' to get all the available distributions of Linux

Step-03: Select the favorite Linux distribution and click on launch. It will take few minutes to install the Linux and then you can execute the bash shell by selecting the Linux distribution from the program menu

These distribution comes with Python installed on it :) !

Happy Linuxing!!!