How to install and run Linux Ubuntu and openSUSE on Windows 10 [Windows Subsystem for Linux]

Introduced with the major update "Anniversary Update","Windows Subsystem for Linux "has become a basic feature of"Creators Fall Update". Via "Windows Subsystem for Linux ”users can install and run Ubuntu and openSUSE Linux distributions on operating systems Windows 10. Microsoft will soon introduce support for Fedora. A highly regarded distribution by Linux system developers and administrators.

Before installing a Linux distribution for Windows, you should know that this feature will not install a virtual Linux operating system or a specially compiled version for Windows 10. These are the Linux distributions found as basic systems on a computer / server and installed on Windows 10 by feature Windows Subsystem.
Windows Subsystem is a feature that is based on an old abandoned project from Microsoft. "Project Astoria"Should have supported the installation and running of Android applications on operating systems Windows.
As a distribution of Linux installed as a subsystem, it it cannot be run separately from Windows. We can compare this feature with the Wine emulator application, which allows you to run an operating system Windows on Linux. In the same way Windows Subsystem for Linux will allow you to run a Linux distribution on Windows.

These Linux distributions installed on Windows 10 they also have some limitations. The biggest limitation is the lack of a graphical interface. You will only be able to run command lines in Bash. Command-line shells. For this reason the feature was originally called "Bash on Ubuntu Windows", But after the addition of other distributions such as openSUSE Leap and SUSE Enterprize Server, the name has been changed to "Windows Subsystem for Linux ”. In the near future, Microsoft will also allow the installation of a version of the Fedora distribution.

How to install Linux Ubuntu, openSUSE Leap or SUSE EnterServer socket eg Windows 10

First of all, this feature is not available for versions of Windows on 32-bit. If you have a version Windows on 32-bit, it's time to make a major change and move on versions on 64-bits.
If you Windows 10 64-bit, the first step is to go in Windows Features and enable / install "Windows Subsystem for Linux ”.

1. Open Control Panel> Programs → click on “Turn Windows features on or off ”→ in the dialog box that opens, check“Windows Subsystem for Linux ”

2. Click "OK" and wait until the feature installation process is complete.Windows Subsystem for Linux ”. Click “Restart now ”at the end of the process.

3. After restarting the computer, open Microsoft Store from the Start Menu and look for "Linux". All Linux distributions available in the application store will be displayed.

5. Select Ubuntu, then click "Get the apps"And"Get”To start the process of download Ubuntu Linux and install on Windows 10.

6. When the process is complete, go to Start and open "Ubuntu". Wait until the installation process is complete and set the user / password for the new system.

Once installed, you can use all commands and features available on Ubuntu. In this console / terminal, DOS commands are replaced with those on Linux. Both basic Linux and Ubuntu-specific ones. The first command that is recommended to run after installation is the update:

sudo apt-get update

You can make a shortcut to "Ubuntu" in Taskbar or Start Menu for quick access to the operating system console.
In the same way you can install with Ubuntu and openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprize. It is very possible that Fedora will also be available in the coming months Windows 10.

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