Bash on Ubuntu On Windows (First Impressions)

Last week I installed the most recent Windows Insider Preview Build (Instructions Linked)  in order to try out the recent new feature for Windows 10. Bash on Ubuntu on Windows is a native Ubuntu installation which lives alongside Windows 10, albeit sandboxed in its own file system. More details can be found here but the long story short is that it works as advertised. After getting the Windows Insider update, bash can be found from the start menu. Clicking on the familiar orange circle opens a black terminal similar to the standard ubuntu window. From there the user has access to commands like ls, find, top, and most importantly, apt-get. I took a bit to customize my setup and play with bash, and so far I have been really impressed, despite the growing fear that microsoft plans to embrace, expand, and exterminate ubuntu. Unfortunately though, their choice of name is clunky and contains 100% more prepositions than necessary. (For some reason, this fits the Microsoft ethos in my mind...)



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