Windows 10 linux subsystem: Run Linux desktop directly? Solved

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  1. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       07 Oct 2016 #11

    Well it is possible to run the gui portion as far as Linux apps go by way of the Bash command window as indicated in the wccftech guide posted earlier which takes you step by step through the process and even mentions that can eliminate the need for Hyper-V or some other VM ware in order to simply get the open source apps running on 10.

    As for not seeing the Ubuntu logo on the Youtube video that should be a clear indication of something not being right as Ubuntu is the one distro seeing support added into 10 since Ubuntu has always been a more light weight often boot live type release while the Red Hats are left out for obvious server application and others like Debian are not compatible or simply much larger in size. Ubuntu is a more compact distro and found to be far more user friendly at times.
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       07 Oct 2016 #12

    The magician behind the YT video most likely used Xming's X Server or X11 in Cygwin.
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  3. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       07 Oct 2016 #13

    Well the blog mentioned earlier from six months named the 14316 build as the one that brought in the Linux sub system in order to run Linux apps from the Bash command line.

    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316 brought in a ton of new features, including Windows Subsystem for Linux. Aimed at developers, the subsystem is added in the latest test iteration of Windows 10 to allow developers to use Linux utilities without using a VM or a remote system. Windows 10 Anniversary Update slated for release this summer, will bring the ability to use Bash to run command-line Linux applications. As Microsoft has offered a preview of several features of the Anniversary Update in the latest Build 14316, running Bash on Windows 10 is also one of them.
    The sub system being intended for Ubuntu which isn't a server type distro while what is reflected on in the video itself is what I had pointed as far as the use of a second virtual desktop without any particular 3rd party app being used. The Task View feature 10 has brought in allows for running scores of virtual desktops as long as the system resources hold out when pausing apps on one to move to another. The command line structure was also used for dressing up one of the two desktops seen in the video there.
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