Hurrah! Windows 10 (Version 10.0.14393) is here.
Prerequisites: you will need a 64-bit installation of Windows. Then you will need to have enable Developer Mode .
Start a new PowerShell window running as an Administrator. Run the following to enable the feature:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName 'Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux'
Reboot your device and log back in.
Open the Start Menu, and type in “bash”. (It points here: C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe).
The following prompt will appear:
-- Beta feature -- This will install Ubuntu on Windows, distributed by Canonical and licensed under its terms available here: https://aka.ms/uowterms Type "y" to continue:
If you agree, type in “y” and press <Enter>. A download will begin:
Downloading from the Windows Store... 100% Extracting filesystem, this will take a few minutes... Please create a default UNIX user account. The username does not need to match your Windows username. For more information visit: https://aka.ms/wslusers Enter new UNIX username: <username> Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully Installation successful! The environment will start momentarily... Documentation is available at: https://aka.ms/wsldocs <username>@<hostname>:/mnt/c/Windows/System32$
Then go to town! You’ll get a new shortcut labeled ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’ which points at the bash.exe and get the initial package updates out of the way.
<username>@<hostname>:/mnt/c/Windows/System32$ sudo apt-get update <username>@<hostname>:/mnt/c/Windows/System32$ sudo apt-get upgrade
And does ‘cmatrix’ work…?
<username>@<hostname>:/mnt/c/Windows/System32$ sudo apt-get install cmatrix cmatrix-xfont <username>@<hostname>:/mnt/c/Windows/System32$ cmatrix
If you want to poke around from Windows, the root filesystem is located here: