Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

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Install Ubuntu on Windows 10. Normally, to use commands in Linux, you may have to install Linux in dual boot with Windows or install Linux instead of Windows for your computer.

You can read about VirtualBox – Best free virtual machine creation software if you want use Virtual machine.

Since Windows 10 1607 (build 16215), you can run Linux on Windows 10 directly.

With Windows Subsystem for Linux, you can bring Terminal on Windows 10 easily. And in this article, I will install Ubuntu on Windows 10 so I can use the Ubuntu Terminal command right on Windows.

Step 1: Turn on Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10

By default the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature is not enabled. So if you want to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 or install any Linux distribution (which Windows supports), you must enable this feature.

Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. And enable Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Step 2: Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Next, open the Windows store (Microsoft store) and search for the name of the Linux distribution you want to install on Windows 10.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Here, I try to install Ubuntu.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Wait a minute to download.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Then configure the account.

Install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Now, you can use Ubuntu right on Windows 10. It’s easy right.

Thank you for reading.

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