The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is launching on August 2 and one of the key features of this release is support for Ubuntu Bash, which basically allows you to run Linux binaries on Windows 10 from the command line.
The Linux Subsystem for Windows is already available in beta version for users running preview builds of Windows 10, and because it’s such an important feature for the Anniversary Update, a Microsoft employee has decided to post a detailed video tutorial on how to set it up and use it on your PC.
Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman takes viewers through a step-by-step video guide to successfully configure the Bash in Windows 10 and use it for basic stuff. But as he points out, the Bash can be used for more advanced things too, so it’s up to developers to unleash the full potential of this new feature.
Anniversary Update coming August 2
As Hanselman puts it, this clip is “a 20 min video screencast showing what you need to do to enable and some cool stuff that just scratches the surface of this new feature. Personally, I love that I can develop with Rails on Windows and it actually works and isn’t a second class citizen. If you’re a developer of any kind this opens up a whole world where you can develop for Windows and Linux without compromise and without the weight of a VM.”
Certainly, these how-to videos come in handy for those who are trying to make the most of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and they certainly land at the right time given the fact that the debut of the new OS is projected to take place in approximately one month.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring a plethora of other changes, including Edge extension support, an overhaul of the Start menu, Cortana, and the Action Center, and many other things that will improve your experience with the operating system.