I hope you’ll enjoy a shiny new 6-part blog series I recently published at Linux.com.
- The first article is a bit of back story, perhaps a behind-the-scenes look at the motivations, timelines, and some of the work performed between Microsoft and Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows.
- The second article is an updated getting-started guide, with screenshots, showing a Windows 10 user exactly how to enable and run Ubuntu on Windows.
- The third article walks through a dozen or so examples of the most essential command line utilities a Windows user, new to Ubuntu (and Bash), should absolutely learn.
- The fourth article shows how to write and execute your first script, “Howdy, Windows!”, in 6 different dynamic scripting languages (Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and NodeJS).
- The fifth article demonstrates how to write, compile, and execute your first program in 7 different compiled programming languages (C, C++, Fortran, Golang).
- The sixth and final article conducts some performance benchmarks of the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network, in both native Ubuntu on a physical machine, and Ubuntu on Windows running on the same system.
I really enjoyed writing these. Hopefully you’ll try some of the examples, and share your experiences using Ubuntu native utilities on a Windows desktop. You can find the source code of the programming examples in Github and Launchpad: