Really ? How to install Linux Distribution in Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment including most commnd-line tools, utilities, and applications directly on Windows, without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dual-boot setup.

Really ? How to install Linux Distribution in Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux

How to run Linux distribution in your Windows PC without the overhead of a traditional virtual machine or dual boot setup?

Virtual Machine

A Virtual Machine(VM) is a compute resource that uses software instead of a physical computer to run programs and deploy apps. It allows the running of an operating system that behaves like a completely separate computer on a Desktop. Click Here to Study More about VM

Dual boot setup

Most computers ship with a single operating system, but you can have multiple operating systems installed on a single PC. Having two operating systems installed — and choosing between them at boot time — is known as “dual-booting.”

Installation Steps

Step 1 - Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Open PowerShell as Administrator and run

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux /all /norestart

Step 2 - Enable Virtual Machine feature

Open PowerShell as Administrator and run

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:VirtualMachinePlatform /all /norestart

Step 3 - Download the Linux kernel update package and Run the updated package

Download the latest package Here

Step 4 - Set WSL 2 as your default version

Open PowerShell as Administrator and run

wsl --set-default-version 2

Step 5 - Install your Linux distribution of choice

Open Microsoft Store and select your favorite Linux distribution. Eg, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, etc.

Now you are ready to launch your Linux in Windows 10.

Really ? How to install Linux Distribution in Windows 10

You need to create a user account and password for your new Linux distribution.

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