16. Bash comes to Win­dows

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The Win­dows 10 An­niver­sary Up­date added the full

Bash shell to Mi­crosoft’s OS, thanks to a part­ner­ship with Canon­i­cal, the com­pany that guided Ubuntu Linux’s devel­op­ment. And it’s run­ning na­tively, with­out vir­tual ma­chines or con­tain­ers. With the right tricks, you can even use Bash to run graphic Linux applications or even the Unity desk­top it­self right in­side Win­dows.

To en­able Bash, you’ll need to be us­ing a 64-bit Win­dows 10 AU build. Head to Set­tings > Up­date & Se­cu­rity > For De­vel­op­ers and en­able De­vel­oper Mode. With that done, nav­i­gate to Con­trol Panel > Pro­grams > Turn Win­dows Fea­tures On or Off and ac­ti­vate Win­dows Sub­sys­tem for Linux (Beta), then click OK. You’ll be prompted to restart your PC. Af­ter you do, just search for ‘Bash’ in the taskbar search menu to start your devel­op­ment en­gines.

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