For a while now I have had the fun of being involved with a new technology that we announced today. Ubuntu on Windows. This has nothing to do with virtualization – but is a great way to get access to all the great development tools that Linux has – directly from Windows.
There is a lot of information out on the Internet right now on this – so I want to give out some pointers:
- We have a ~20 minute demo and discussion of the technology here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2016/P488
- We have the official team blog post here: https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/03/30/run-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows/
- Dustin Kirkland – from Canonical – has done a great post here: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/03/ubuntu-on-windows.html
- And Scott Hanselman has a post available here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/DevelopersCanRunBashShellAndUsermodeUbuntuLinuxBinariesOnWindows10.aspx
Now I am just looking forward to when we have this publicly available for everyone to play with!