I’ve been “cold” for a few days, and I think hell has frozen. This is what I heard when I learned that Canonical was going to partner with Microsoft to bring the Ubuntu Bash to Windows 10. And not only that: Dustin Kirkland of Canonical has published a tutorial in which he teaches how to use Ubuntu Bash on the Windows 10 operating system Build 14316 which is now available to all those who are subscribed to the Microsoft Windows Insider program.
the Build 14316 of Windows 10 will be the first update that will include the first revision of the Bash used in Ubuntu for Windows and Kirkland has not wasted time (in fact the update is using the Insiders less than 24 hours) and has posted a ten-step tutorial explaining how to get started with Ubuntu on Windows (and the more I write about it, the more chills I feel).
How to Use Ubuntu Bash on Windows
If you want to start using Ubuntu on Windows (tell me no, please) you will need to have the next version of the desktop operating system developed by Microsoft. In order to test the software before anyone else, you must perform the following steps:
- Be subscribed to the Windows Insider program. If you are not already, you can do so from THIS LINK.
- Once you have subscribed to the Microsoft trial program, you need to go to the general settings, access the advanced options, and enable the option to receive such previews.
- Finally, you need to go to Windows Update, check for the update, and install it.
I know there will be many users who will look favorably on being able to use part of Ubuntu on Windows, but there is one thing to always keep in mind: as the saying goes, “even though the monkey is dressed in silk, the monkey is remains”. As much as Windows can run part of Ubuntu, they will always lag behind when it comes to system stability is concerned. Let them keep working to live up to it.