Let's bash Windows 10. I mean BASH on Windows 10!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landside, I present you with a guide. Open your eyes and learn how to install and use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10, covering setup and initial configuration, BASH shell usage, commands, features and limitations, performance, and more. Booya!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-10-bash.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    A non solution in a lot of cases. When everything that runs under windows runs on Linux then I might really get interested but until then it isn't a solution
     
  3. ArchiveX

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    Spot on! :thumb:
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    This is a beginning of a serious cross-platform development effort.
    Running apps per se is the least important thing.
    Mrk
     
  5. Peter2150

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    I won't begin to understand that.
     
  6. Bob D

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    Well to some perhaps, but to me it's the ONLY important thing...
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    This isn't about running Linux apps on Windows. Most of those are available on Windows anyhow.
    It is also not about Linux stuff, because you can use Linux for that. It's about development.
    If someone can test & develop software on both platforms simultaneously - natively - then we all gain.
    This might actually bring some of the Windows-only stuff over to Linux.
    Let's see what happens.

    Mrk
     
  8. Windows_Security

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    Well Mrk/Igor would be interesting when you got chromium running in WSL.

    Please? :doubt:
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Interesting... thanks.
     
  10. xxJackxx

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    Agreed. I love to see some Windows only stuff come to Linux.
     
  11. zfactor

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    personally if much more of the windows programs and apps ran on linux; linux could become a much more widely used os not just by techs and certain business' but by the average consumer. i have a number of clients who read about linux and decided to try it at some point only to realize their favorite program doesnt work and back to windows they went. but i am not talking about something like blue stacks for android where half the stuff works and half doesnt. things need to just work. then i would recc it much more to even my consumer clients. now that would be awesome to see.
     
  12. haakon

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    For over a decade, that's been pretty much for like the alchemists' lead-into-gold quest.

    Without specifying which OS is the lead one. :)
     
  13. Bob D

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    It’s a matter of economics.
    Small software companies haven’t the time / money / resources / desire to rewrite their apps for Linux.
    Big companies with the money & resources (Autodesk for example) have no incentive.
    Why spend millions rewriting their many softwares for Linux when they work perfectly well on Windows (and lately Mac)?
    There’s little advantage for the end-user, plus; which of the many Linux distros would they focus on?
     
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