Activating Windows Linux Subsystem (WSL)
Turn on linux subsystem feature
Open Windows PowerShell as administrator and run the command:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
Restart your computer when prompted.
Download the linux distro
Open the Microsoft Store and choose your favorite Linux distribution by searching for them (I prefer Ubuntu):
From the distro’s page, select “Get”.
To complete the initialization of your newly installed distro, launch a new instance by searching in the Start menu and launching the distro.
The first time a newly installed distro runs, a Console window will open, and you’ll be asked to wait for a minute or two for the installation to complete.
Once installation is complete, you will be prompted to create a new user account (and its password).
Most distros ship with an empty/minimal package catalog. I strongly recommend regularly updating your package catalog, and upgrading your installed packages using your distro’s preferred package manager.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Add link to the linux subsystem in Windows Quick Access
Depending on the version of linux you installed, the absolute path will be found either:
When you find the correct location, right click on the parent folder and select ‘Pin to Quick Access’