Install and Run Linux on Windows 10

September 05, 2020

Windows 10 now has a feature that allows you to install Linux. That’s right - you can install Linux on a Windows machine.

If you haven’t already, install the Windows Terminal from the store.

You’ll then need to turn on the subsystem. Launch Windows Features:

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This requires a restart, in fact, this whole process requires at least two restarts. Once you’ve brought the machine back up, have a look on the Windows Store for your favourite Linux; here’s the Ubuntu one:

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Once this has installed, launch the store app. You’ll be prompted to select a username and password - this is your root password, so make sure you know what it is.

Now launch Windows Terminal:

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And you’re away - you can rm -r to your hearts content!


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