Installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is easy to do, and gives you access to a Linux terminal on a Windows machine.
Step 1: Enable WSL through PowerShell
Open PowerShell as an Administrator clicking the Start button, then typing “Windows PowerShell,” and clicking “Run as Administrator”
Type the following into powershell, then press enter.
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
When prompted, restart your computer.
Step 2: Install Ubuntu
Install Ubuntu from the Windows Store.
Step 3: Launch Ubuntu
You can launch Ubuntu by simply typing “Ubuntu” into the start menu.