Skill Level Intermediate
- [Scott] Windows Subsystem for Linux is an optional feature of Windows 10 that runs a Linux kernel inside a small virtual machine, allowing your Windows computer to run Linux tools and programs right alongside Windows itself. This feature is aimed at developers with Windows computers who need to use Linux software, people who might otherwise need to run a virtual machine or a separate server to have the tools they need. Windows Subsystem for Linux helps to reduce the barrier between Linux tools and Windows software. It's not designed to run a full Linux desktop inside of Windows or to host production services. It's a tool to make the lives of software developers a little easier. When Microsoft announced Windows Subsystem for Linux, it generated some very mixed opinions. Windows pros and Linux gurus alike were pretty skeptical about the whole idea. Some still are, and that's totally fine. But many developers are finding that it makes their work a lot easier. I'm Scott Simpson, and if you'd like to learn about Windows Subsystem for Linux, I hope you'll join me for this course.