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Windows to Linux low learning Curve ?

captain-sensible

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The Windows Subset for Linux (WSL) available on Windows 10 allows you to install a Linux Distro from the Windows store onto your Windows PC.

One use of this would be to make use of and learn Bash (bourne again Shell) .

It came under my radar from an email from tug.org and a user finding difficultly in installing latex2html software directly on windows and as a workaround.

I'm going to go through it later (hopefully) after commandeering one of my kids Windows10 laptop - unless that process is already on this site ?
 


Rob

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Someone replied on one of my Linux videos about using WSL and I hadn't heard of it before. I don't have a windows machine to test it out, but it sounds like it'd certainly help people to slowly get into Linux. Let us know how you like it!
 

Nik-Ken-Bah

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I just looked at my program list in Win 7 and it has a subsystem for Unix based applications never bothered with and have no need to start messing around with it at the moment.
 

dos2unix

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Someone replied on one of my Linux videos about using WSL and I hadn't heard of it before. I don't have a windows machine to test it out, but it sounds like it'd certainly help people to slowly get into Linux. Let us know how you like it!
wsl isn't really new. It isn't a full blown linux kernel. You can't use all apt or yum commands.
It's more like cygwin than real linux. But it's handy for doing bash scripts.
 

captain-sensible

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Someone replied on one of my Linux videos about using WSL and I hadn't heard of it before. I don't have a windows machine to test it out, but it sounds like it'd certainly help people to slowly get into Linux. Let us know how you like it!
I well if i can prize one of the laptops away from family (i'm the only Linux user) wife already declined to let me anywhere near hers!
 


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