Getting started with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

  • Enable Developer Mode
  • Install Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Install Ubuntu from the Store

Run PowerShell as Administrator and run the following command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  • You can use bash coammands to navigate instead of wnidows commands.
  • You can also use bash in VS Code Terminal now. Edit your VS Code settings and update the Terminal path (Integrate > Shell: Windows).
  • You can easily apt install a lot of stuff and use it on Windows.
  • You can easily ssh into your servers, no need for Putty any more.

Bash in VS Code Terminal