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Installing Windows Subsystem for Linux

We highly recommend that Windows 10 users install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on their desktop system. With WSL, you get a full Ubuntu shell capability that works directly on the Windows 10 OS kernel.

Installation instructions

In order to install WSL, you will need Administrator privileges on your desktop system.

You can find instructions on how to install WSL on the Microsoft webpage Install Linux on Windows with WSL (select the default distribution, Ubuntu).