At Build 2016 today, Microsoft announced that the company is bringing native Bush on Ubuntu running on Windows 10. This means developers can use all the things they love about Bash on Ubuntu right on Windows 10 with the upcoming Anniversary Update for the OS. As this is a native integration, Microsoft isn’t virtualization anything here — the company actually created a subsystem into the Windows kernel, which the company is calling the “Windows Subsystem for Linux”. To put it simply, Windows 10 will now come with Ubuntu UserMode which will allow developers to use things like Bash natively on Windows 10.
Bash on Windows 10 includes all the features you would expect it to include, from things like SSH to the simpler stuff like apt-get will work simply in the Windows Command Line when you are using Bash.
In a new Channel 9 video, Microsoft’s Russ Alexander and Rich Turner took a quick, and closer look at the Windows System for Linux and Bash: