How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 10?

As a user, there might be various reasons why you would want to make the shift from Windows to Ubuntu. Although Ubuntu is not perfect, it can be better than Windows for some reasons.

The fact that Ubuntu is free takes the first and foremost place in the ranks of being better than Windows. Because Windows can get pretty expensive for schools, Ubuntu is an easy choice for them. For personal use as well, not having to pay for a slew of properly-developed applications seems like a more viable option. Another advantage of installing Ubuntu is that it is completely customizable according to your needs and requirements. So you don’t have to settle for something you do not like. You can always curate it according to your liking. Other characteristics such as better security, running without installing are just some of the things which makes it a brilliant catch.

The impressive Ubuntu terminal is available for free for Windows 10. You can easily install it easily from the Trusted Microsoft Store App.

Any Linux user will swear by it that the real magic happens in the command line terminal.  It is excellent for file management, remote administration, development, and a million other tasks.

The Ubuntu terminal for Windows has several of the features you will find using the terminal on Ubuntu:

  • An exceptional spectrum of updates, packages, and security features
  • Run native tools such as SSH, apt, git, and dpkg straight away from your Windows computer.
  • Bash, Korn, Z-Shell, and other brilliant shell environments without dual-booting or virtual machines.
  • An approachable crowd of friendly users.

Before you install Ubuntu on your Windows 10, you ensure specific requirements.

It is essential that you have an x86 PC running Windows 10.

Make sure your Windows 10 is updated to install the Windows 10 Fall Creator update, which was released on October 2017.  This update encompasses the Windows Subsystem for Linux which is a requirement to run the Ubuntu terminal.

Once you have met the requirements to run the Ubuntu terminal on Windows 10, you may now start the installation process.

As mentioned earlier, Ubuntu can be installed directly from the Microsoft Store.

  1. Draw the Start menu to launch the Microsoft Store application.
  2. Type “Ubuntu” in the Search bar and select the first result which appears—Ubuntu, developed by Canonical Group Limited.
  3. Click on the Install option to kickstart the process.

Ubuntu will now be downloaded and automatically installed. You can see the progress being reported in the Microsoft Store application.

Next step is launching Ubuntu. You can launch it as the same way you launch any other application on Windows 10—type in the search bar and select Ubuntu in the Start menu.

Since you are launching Ubuntu for the first time, it will tell that you that it is “Installing” and you will have to wait for a few minutes.

After the completion of this process, you will be asked to fill in your username and password, which will be specific to your Ubuntu installation. However, these do not have to be the same as your Windows 10 credentials. You can also keep it same if you want it to. But for better safety, we recommend setting different credentials for Ubuntu. After the completion of this step, you will find yourself in the Ubuntu Bash command line.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ubuntu in your Windows 10 computer. Now enjoy this remarkable operating system and let it change your life forever.

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