We can now get Ubuntu Linux for Windows 10 from the Windows App Store. Hows that for an amazing new feature. Simply open the Windows store and search for “Ubuntu”. I would be remiss if i didn’t mention that Windows Insiders Members get first go at this new application.
Also to note that this is not a full version of the Linux Operating System “Ubuntu”. This application is mainly utilizing terminal via bash with included gui-less utilities such as ssh, git, apt, etc…
This Ubuntu version runs in a sandboxed alongside Windows 10 with limited interaction with the operating syste.
To enable it this on Windows 10 Creators Edition:
- Navigate to Control Panel > Program and Features
- Select Turn Windows features on or off
- Select Windows Subsystems for Linux and Click OK