Install Linux Distros from Microsoft Store in Windows 10

If you are using the Bash On Ubuntu feature in Windows 10, here is good news for you. If you upgraded to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can install and run multiple Linux distros. For your convenience, they are available right in the Microsoft Store (formerly known as the Windows Store).

Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of Beta

Yesterday, Microsoft's Rich Turner announced that Bash on Ubuntu in Windows 10 had left the beta stage. The company now considers it a finished feature fully supported in the upcoming Fall Creators Update. The final version of the Linux console is already included in build 16251 and will arrive in the production branch this fall.

Windows 10 S Won’t Support Bash on Ubuntu Console

During the Build 2017 event, Microsoft announced that in addition to Ubuntu, users of Windows 10 will be able to install SUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora console terminals from the Windows Store. However, this ability will be limited to "full" versions of Windows 10. The new edition, Windows 10 S, won't support this feature.

Microsoft advises you to not edit Linux files from Windows

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with a Linux subsystem based on Ubuntu. It allows the user to use various console tools and install typical Linux servers and services. Microsoft is now warning users to not edit Linux files directly using Windows apps as they can permanently damage your Linux distro's installed copy.

Create multiple directories all at once in Windows 10

Sometimes, you need to create multiple folders at once sequentially named. For example, you might want to create directories named dir1, dir2, dir3 ... dirN. Using built-in tools of Windows 10, you can save your time and create them all at once. Here is how it can be done.

Run Ubuntu Unity on Windows 10

As you might be knowing, Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with the Bash on Ubuntu feature. This is an app which provides access to the full features of the Linux terminal with a basic set of tools, which can be extended using the default Ubuntu package manager. It is similar to a virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, but it is a native implementation of the Linux subsystem on Windows, according to Microsoft, so it works much faster. Now imagine if you could run Unity, the default desktop environment of Ubuntu, on Windows 10! Yes that is possible. Let's see how it can be done.

Run Linux commands from cmd.exe prompt in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update comes with a Bash on Ubuntu console, which allows the user to access and launch Ubuntu apps on Windows. Targeted for console apps and services, it allows you to run even GUI apps with a trick. In this article, we will see how to run a Linux command from the cmd.exe prompt in Windows 10 directly.

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