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Windows Ten has the ability to run the Ubuntu Bash Console.

If I run Bash on Windows then I should have all that I need correct? I have thought about running a dual boot, because Ubuntu is GREAT! , However adobe Illustrator and Photoshop work on the windows OS. What would be the pros and cons of just using Bash on Windows vs. having a dual boot with Ubuntu? As a side note, Windows will be updating to allow this compatibility without being subscribed to the Windows Inside Member program. This is important if you are looking for stability and security.

Ignazio Calo
Ignazio Calo
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Depends on what you need and it will still be a bash on a windows system so for example all the paths are different... the root is not ‘/‘ but ‘c:’. I would recommend to use virtual box to have a Linux machine running inside your windows. Dual boot is also a good solution but maybe you don’t really need it

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I'm personally using Vagrant (https://www.vagrantup.com/) on my win10 system to configure my virtual machine with a linux development environment. There are many preconfigured dev environment available. Now i'm able to develop on windows with a shared drive and access the webserver on the dev machine with localhost. If a new developer is added to my team, he/she just installs vagrant, i give him my configuration file and his/her development environment is setup exactly the same as mine.

Ubuntu Is great along side Windows, I really appreciate the feedback. As I gain some tech chops all of this starts to matter. Really good stuff, Thanks again.

Thanks for showing Vagrant. I'm already finding it pretty interesting, and it will come in handy in the future I think.

I'm personally using a virtual machine for Linux on my main desktop, but boot directly into Linux on my laptop. But I have used the Ubuntu bash shell on Windows 10, and you can use tools like Git, NodeJS, and MongoDB through it, so it's definitely an excellent solution for Windows users.

Ubuntu Is great along side Windows, I really appreciate the feedback. As I gain some tech chops all of this starts to matter. Really good stuff, Thanks again.