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Windows Subsystem for Linux

posted Oct 16, 2017, 4:41 AM by Pure Engineering   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 4:42 AM ]
The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments -- including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications -- directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a virtual machine.

You can:
Choose your favorite Linux distributions from the Windows Store.
Run common command-line utilities such as grep, sed, awk, etc.
Run Bash shell scripts and Linux command-line applications including:
Tools: vim, emacs, tmux
Languages: Javascript/node.js, Ruby, Python, C/C++, C# & F#, Rust, Go, etc.
Services: sshd, MySQL, Apache, lighttpd
Install additional Linux tools using the distribution's built in package manager (apt-get, for example).
Invoke Windows applications from the Linux console.
Invoke Linux applications on Windows.

WSL no longer requires developer mode! 

Anyhow. These are some cool additions. May not need the dual boot setup anymore...