One of the features of Microsoft Windows 11 I read about last year was intriguing. It’s Linux running as a Virtual Machine (VM) called the Linux subsystem. It can be installed from the Microsoft Store and I tried earlier this year without any success.
I love Unix and Linux and have been using and studying it for probably 20 years. This was a great way to have Linux inside Windows 11 and use them simultaneously. This week I finally got it to work after researching on the internet. I had to install a virtual machine process in the Window settings- Windows features- turn Windows on and off. I turned on the “Virtual Machine Platform”. Then the next time I clicked on Windows subsystem icon. it started and didn’t error out. The Linux version installed was Mint 20.x.
Have you used the Linux Subsystem yet? Tell me about it.