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  1.    05 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 10 linux subsystem: Run Linux desktop directly?


    I watched a video about the guy using Windows subsystem and run full Linux desktop without using remote software. There is no white thing on top. He can switch between Linux and Windows using a keyboard shortcut. Linux desktop is smooth, 60 fps, no lag so it means he don't use remote desktop.

    I have been looking into this but i only found tutorials about using install Linux in Windows subsystem and use VNC or other remove desktop softwares which is laggy and have 16-bit color to remote Linux locally.

    How did he run Linux desktop directly without remote desktop softwares?

    The Windows Subsystem for Linux is awesome - YouTube
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  2. sml156's Avatar
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       05 Oct 2016 #2

    Windows Anniversary has the option to run Linux bash commands, It's not as great as it sounds because since it cant access the Windows kernel there are many commands that will not work.

    You can install the Bash shell on any edition of Windows 10, including Windows 10 Home. However, it does require a 64-bit version of Windows 10.

    With that said if you want to install bash on Windows 10 Anniversary try this tutorial from TenForums.
    Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 - Enable or Disable

    After installing run this command to update Linux
    Code:
    apt update && apt -y upgrade && apt -y dist-upgrade && apt-get -y autoremove
    If you want to go further and use a Linux GUI after installing Bash try this tutorial
    http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-...on-windows-10/
    Last edited by sml156; 05 Oct 2016 at 20:57.
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  3. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       05 Oct 2016 #3

    Before the Bash commands and other support were seen added into 10 more recently with the 14328 build in mind to avoid use of any 3rd party program in order to run a bit more then just the desktop from some distro you would utilize the Hyper-V virtualization feature running Linux on VM. Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    From the Youtube video there it would seem a bit more then Bash commands can be run by use of the new Task View feature that allows for switching between multiple desktops where you have some program(s) running on one while opening up another for a new task. That video is simply indicating that MS has also added in capability to run Linux apps to an extent on the Windows platforum in response to things like Boot Camp(Fruit company) and the open source community's own virtual emulators for Windows apps.

    Besides virtualization and getting back on what else besides simply seeing the Bash console installed on 10 would be the wccftech blog seen back in April on this. How to Download and Run “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10” The blog goes into mentioning how MS besides the support for the Bash console included Ubuntu packages that were scheduled to be fully enabled by the time the Redstone 1 anniversary update was to be out back on August 2nd.
    Last edited by Night Hawk; 05 Oct 2016 at 20:49. Reason: additional information added
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  4.    06 Oct 2016 #4

    Not what i'm looking for. I know bash command on Windows 10, but how could he access Linux desktop natively?
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  5. Haxcid's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #5

    It is a youtube video with no details. I call BS. The subsystem does not work this way. It allows a minimal amount of Linux command line along with bash. It does not permit full installs of Linux, that has to be done with VM and I think I know how he did it. I am going to test my theory.
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  6.    06 Oct 2016 #6

    Haxcid said: View Post
    It is a youtube video with no details. I call BS. .
    Me too. If you look at the links in the comments everyone says it doesn't work and it is fake. If it wasn't fake he would explain how he did it.

    It was never the idea to get a gui to work - the idea was for the shell.

    Even the video looks dodgy - my guess is he is running Mint XFCE in a VM and just switching desktops between the 2.
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  7.    06 Oct 2016 #7

    Not sure if this is what you are looking for but this looks like the YouTube poster's desktop.

    http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/ubu...indows-10.html
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  8.    06 Oct 2016 #8

    JimCo06 said: View Post
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for but this looks like the YouTube poster's desktop.

    http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/ubu...indows-10.html
    and from the comments on your link (which you just took from the YT video originally posted)...
    Uhm ... Mr. Kumar, that's not the Unity desktop on your last image (Step 7). Granted you have an image of the Unity desktop on the very first image under your tag line, possibly on Step 4 and Step 6 (that is the Ubuntu logo in the top left), but Step 7 is not.
    Didn't fly on eithe of my test machines...I can get the config screens in step 5...but compiz seems to just crash out.
    That is not the Unity desktop manager represented on the last screenshot. That is the xfce window manager.
    Didn't fly on eithe of my test machines...I can get the config screens in step 5...but compiz seems to just crash out.
    Looks Fake
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  9. Haxcid's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #9

    Why not just hyper v a Linux desktop.
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  10. bro67's Avatar
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    EL Capitan
       06 Oct 2016 #10

    If it is on Youtube or Social Media, it is usually BS. There are ways to run Linux under Windows or Windows under Linux. But you cannot run Linux as a part of Windows.
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