Windows and Linux are the most widely used operating systems in the world, both of these operating systems have their own separate functions and features basis on which users choose and use them. Some users work on Windows so some users are on Linux, but some users have good knowledge of both of these operating systems and so they prefer to work on both operating systems. Although you can install both these operating systems on any virtual machine and work on them, but if you have to work simultaneously on both systems, then there is also laziness in switching the operating system repeatedly and Time is also waste. So what can we do in such a situation because of which we can operate both the operating systems together without switching between them? However, full use of both the operating systems together is not possible, because together you will not be able to make full use of one of those operating systems, but there is a way with the help of which you can get Linux bash shell on windows system, So that you can also use Linux commands on your windows system. So let’s see how can you get Linux bash shell on windows system…
How Can You Get Linux Bash Shell On Windows System
So the best and the most effective option to get Linux bash shell on Windows system is Windows Subsystem for Linux. I know now most of us might be thinking that what is Windows Subsystem for Linux? So it is the key to get Linux bash shell on windows system, so before going further to the main method, let’s first know about Windows Subsystem for Linux…
What is Windows Subsystem For Linux
Windows Subsystem for Linux is an inbuilt feature of Windows, which was first introduced in 2018 on the occasion of Windows 10 Anniversary. On that day windows team Update and rolled out this new feature to all their users with the Fall Creators Update. The Windows Subsystem for Linux feature allows you to run Linux software in Windows 10. This feature helps you to quick and easy access to Linux on your Windows PC rather than installing Linux in a virtual machine. The Windows Subsystem for Linux can be quickly run from the Start menu, but for that first, you have to enable this feature on your windows 10. So let’s see how you can enable Windows Subsystem for Linux feature and install Linux Bash Shell on your Windows 10 PC…
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How To Enable Windows Subsystem For Linux
So enabling Windows Subsystem for Linux feature on your windows pc is so easy as enabling other options but there is one thing which you need to keep in your mind and that is, you have to make sure that the PC in which you’re enabling Windows Subsystem for Linux is running on 64-bit version of Windows 10. The lower windows version do not have this option even you can’t able to enable this feature on a 32-bit version of Windows 10. You will only get this feature on your PC which currently running on a 64-bit version of Windows 10.
There is a little strange truth, but some of us often forget that what version of Windows 10 or other Windows is running in our PC, but don’t worry, you do not need to do anything more difficult, to check the version of Windows running on your PC. What you have to do is press the Start button and then select Settings option and then choose System> About. After that under the Device specifications, you will get the windows version(32 bit or 64 bit) you’re using. So check the version and if your PC is running on the 64-bit version of Windows 10 so you can enable Windows Subsystem for Linux feature by following this process…
- Turn on your PC and then open the “Start Menu” by clicking on Windows button on your keyboard.
- Now search for “Turn Windows Features on or off” option by entering that name on the search box.
- After getting “Turn Windows Features on or off” option on the search box, click on it and open it.
- Now under the “Turn Windows Features on or off” option, you will get so many options, then scroll down and find Windows Subsystem for Linux.
- After finding the Windows Subsystem for Linux option, click the checkbox next to it to enable this option.
After that You will be prompted to restart your Windows system, so Restart your PC, it will enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux option. Then After enabling this option now let’s see how to Install Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10…
How To Install Linux Bash Shell On Windows 10
Enabling the Windows SubSystems for Linux option is the first level of installing Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10, which we’ve already done. Now let’s start the process of installing Linux Bash Shell on Windows 10 after where we left the process of enabling Windows SubSystems for Linux option…
1.So after enabling Windows SubSystems for Linux option and then restarting your pc, Press the Start button and search for Windows Store.
2. After opening the Windows Store, search entries relating to Linux and select the option, “Run Windows on Linux”.
3. Now you will get all the Linux version there, so select one of them as per your choice or preference.
4. After that download and install that Linux operating systems, then launch it from the Start menu.
5. First time when you lunch it, you’ll be asked to entering a username and password to create a new user account.
So that’s how you can Install Linux Bash Shell on your Windows 10 PC. After that, you can launch it from your start menu whenever you want. There are some other ways also available to launch your downloaded Linux version on your Windows 10 PC, and for that, you can open the start menu and search for…
Both of these will be displayed as a “Run command” that can be selected to easily and quickly open Bash shell. The only difference between using the first method and both these method is they open in the /mnt/c/Windows/System32 directory, that means you can browse the System32 subdirectory in Windows 10. Now I know most of you might be thinking about its effects on your Windows systems, so one thing I want to clarify that it is not possible to affect Windows 10 using the Linux system, Because Any commands that you will enter in Bash Shell will only create effects only on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and the downloaded Linux operating system, it will not effect on your Windows 10 system.