Ubuntu in Windows!? Whaaaat?!

Those are words I never thought I would ever type… Linux in Windows. Native! No VM… just raw Linux power (Ubuntu no less), running directly in Windows. I’m not quite sure if I should be jumping for joy, or banging my head against the keyboard!

Remember Wine?

We’ve all known that people in the Linux community have been trying their best to get Windows applications to run more natively in Linux with the Wine project – because, let’s be honest to ourselves, there is a host of better looking applications in Windows than in Linux. That’s not to say that all Linux applications look bad, but let’s face it… most of the high-end tools are available only for Windows and Mac users.

No more swapping!

This means you never have to swap back and forth just to do a specific task. You can just boot up one Operating System, and do all the work you need inside it. Let’s put it this way, you can now do apt-get install git and begin coding away. Normally you would have to open a browser, search for git, download and then finally install. Now, one string of commands – done.

I’ll let the video do the rest of the talking…

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Haz

I'm a Gamer; Programmer; Ubuntu enthusiast; and Art hobbyist (mainly pixelated);