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Old 01-15-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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LXer: It's Now Possible to Use openSUSE Inside Windows 10, Here's How to Install It


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It's not officially endorsed, but it would appear that you can now use either openSUSE Leap or SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux operating systems inside Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10.

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Old 01-16-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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i can see some wanting to do that nonsense

but NOT ME
 
Old 01-17-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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I haven't ever run Windows 10. And probably never will.

The question I have is why would someone want to use this setup? Just exactly what would a Windows user do with the bash shell?

I just don't see the purpose?
 
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when i ran XP i used the MinGW bash shell for everything "cmd.exe" did and used the mingw commands 99% or the time
 
Old 01-18-2017, 10:47 AM   #5
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I remember MinGW. It was also called MSYS if I recall correctly. Never did use it.

I played around with Cygwin on Windows 2000 a bit. I even tried installing and running KDE using Cygwin. It was in early beta, maybe even alpha, at the time, and some things kind of half assed worked. It ended up being more of a proof concept that it could be done rather than actual being functional.

It makes me wonder if a complete Linux desktop could be installed on the Windows Subsystem for Linux within Windows 10? I also wonder what the ulterior motives happen to be behind MS having the WSL in the Windows OS code? I highly doubt it is just for the benefit of your average Linux user.

But getting back to the 'why' would someone use this WSL setup. It really doesn't make sense, to me, for an average Windows user to be using a Linux bash shell in Windows 10. Most Windows users are going to use CMD. And most Linux users aren't going to be messing around with the nonsense of running a bash shell in Windows 10. I still really don't get it why someone would want to use WSL? But that is just me.

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