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Windows Linux stuff
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:28:49 AM »
Has anyone tried the windows linux gear for dev work? I'm mostly just looking for bash and the regular command line dev toolchain. How well does it work and how well does developing with the linux tools cooperate with using native windows tools?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 08:30:46 AM »
Also, anyone remember Microsoft's "Get the facts" anti-linux campaign? Man how times have changed...

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-kills-its-get-the-facts-anti-linux-site/

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 08:44:38 AM »
There are much easier ways to get the command line stuff if that's the main thing you are after: https://www.cygwin.com/

If your goal is to actually run and use linux, that's a whole other ball of wax and I haven't tried it.

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
if you install Git on your windows machine you can use gitbash.  I have that as my defaul CLI in VSCode and forget that I'm not using a pure linux terminal

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 11:54:08 PM »
I use cmder with git at work. I guess it must use gitbash because I have access to linux commands somehow

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 08:31:41 AM »
I've used cygwin but I'm not a big fan. It's hard to build new packages and it doesn't integrate well with windows tools (at least back in the day, maybe things have changed).

The native linux on windows stuff is supposed to work pretty well but I haven't actually found someone that uses it for day-to-day development.

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Re: Windows Linux stuff
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 05:19:36 PM »
Hmmm, I might have to try it out.  One of the big hurdles to some of my personal development is not wanting to use my work laptop, not wanting to buy a new laptop, and having a windows desktop.  If I can run linux on it that would be pretty awesome.