Can you install services on it -- I'd like to see if the excellent MPD (Music Player Daemon) works -- be great if I could run that from a windows console.
However installing XRDP on the Linux host and simply accessing the Linux host directly via Windows RDP seems to negate the whole point of Bash on Windows - so is it a really useful function or will it be just a Toy.
What would be nice if you had a whole Linux Virtualized environment built in including a GUI -- Linux can be made really small so the overhead shouldn't be too much at all.
There's no problem installing services. I was able to install mpc, mpd, moc but it doesn't detect a sound driver. I have yet to go back and try to resolve that. Maybe you can help us figure it out.
XRDP is good if you are not used to working on terminal screens and you rely on tools and icons (GUI) or if you are using office tools, etc. but SSH can also accomplish a lot if you know what you are doing.
I'll have a go - I'm currently rebuilding a NAS box to use Esxi and a number of VM's this weekend. When I've done that I'll have a go with the latest build. I've got a spare machine I can use for this so it doesn't matter if I totally hose it up.
Mpd would be great as it can run command line - doesn't need a GUI. I'll see about the sound problem. Be later in the week though -- want to get my NAS server up and running again first.
After downloading Ubuntu from the store it prompts you to create a user and password. When you open bash it no longer opens root@localhost but yourname@yourWindowsPC. And you do have to use sudo now.
However through windows you have full control to %localappdata%\lxss\rootfs so it seems these authorities only apply to the bash side of things.
I found this video today on YouTube:
It is a shame the whole root directory is in %appdata% as it would be nice if it was shared amongst users but I guess that isn't the point. I also wonder if it is possible to back rootfs up and copy back after a clean install to save re-installing everything - I'll try it I guess.
Kari's tutorial and create a native boot Win10 vhd: Hyper-V - Native Boot VHD - Windows 10 Forums
Then if something screws up, just repair bootmgr with Macrium Reflect and delete the vhd
Excerpt from the tutorial:
If you are not a Windows Insider but would like to test the latest Windows Insider build to help you decide if opting in to Insider builds would be something for you, you can do it even if you have never had or used Hyper-V or would not even like to set it up.
You can download free 90 day trial Hyper-V Windows 10 virtual machines from Microsoft, both the latest official release (build 10586 when writing this) and latest Insider build (14366).
See this thread for download instructions: Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev - Windows 10 Forums
You don't have to setup any virtualization software, nor do you need install anything, instead when you have downloaded the vm, mount the VHD it contains as told above and you can dualboot to your chosen Windows 10 build for 90 days, for free