What to get after Wine? I’m not talking about drinks, but instead I will talk
about the Wine project. The project is a kind of
“emulator” that let you run Windows applications on Linux.
It is not a real emulator, like the name itself explains with a nice recursive acronym: Wine Is Not an Emulator. It’s a compatibility layer that translates Windows system calls to Linux ones, so the applications really believe to be run inside Windows ;-)
This is so much of a cool idea that Microsoft did the same thing backwards: Windows Subsystem for Linux. I would have expected a joke involving drinks or desserts, at least.
After installing WSL from Control Panel, I downloaded Ubuntu bash from
Microsoft Store. Python and Ruby work perfect!
I’m running Jekyll and [Jupyter] (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-jupyter-notebook-to-run-ipython-on-ubuntu-16-04) on my Windows10 laptop.
Bash terminal runs on its own Linux like filesystem, to get accesso to the
computer’s disk simply navigate to
I’m very surprised of this Microsoft product. It is not clear to me why they decided to support another Operating System architecture in Windows (maybe the popularity of Cygwin?).