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How to Install Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10 using WSL 2

Getting Started with Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10- Microsoft Loves Linux Very Much!!

Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10

Ubuntu Terminal on Windows: With the arrival of Windows 10, a number of things are now made possible out of which Running Ubuntu Terminal on a Windows 10 will really be a mind-blowing one. On April 1, 2019, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is now carrying Windows subsystem for Linux 2(WSL 2) with which Ubuntu Terminal can now be used on Windows 10. We already know that Azure Cloud Line uses Linux Kernel 4.9, now that Windows 10 is going to use the same Linux Kernel 4.9 on Windows 10. We will see How to Download and Install Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10.

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Install Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10 using the Microsoft Store:

The method is made very simple as Microsoft Loves Linux Very much and hence installing the Ubuntu Terminal is not at all an effort. However, we list the steps for much better understanding.

Note
Make sure you have an active Internet Connection.
  • Click on Start.
  • Search for “Ubuntu“.
  • You can find the system showing the Suggestion. Click on the Ubuntu App.
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
    Search “Ubuntu”
  • It will take you to the Microsoft Store.
  • Make sure you have logged in into the store.
  • Click on the option GET on the Ubuntu App Section.
  • The download will start and the app will be installed soon.
  • Once the app is installed, then it can be opened like just any other Windows app.

Minimum Requirements for Ubuntu Terminal on Windows:

  1. The system requires x86 Architecture(64 bit).
  2. Windows 10 Fall Creator update which was released in October 2017 should have been installed on the system.

The above two are the main requirements to carry out this process.

Getting Started with Ubuntu Terminal on Windows:

  • Open the Ubuntu App and you will find the following interface.
  • When it loads for the first time, it will take a few minutes and hence wait for that.
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
    Wait for a few minutes
  • Once everything is installed and initialized, it will prompt you to create a username. Kindly Create your Username.
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
    Create Username
  • Then type your Password twice when prompted and complete the procedure.
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
  • Now you can able to use completely the Ubuntu Terminal on Windows.
  • Just like Ubuntu, you can start using the Ubuntu Terminal on Windows.
  • I will run the command of checking the Linux Kernel Version on the Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10.
    Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
    Linux Kernel Version

WSL Not Enabled Error and its Fix on Windows 10:

Ubuntu on Windows Terminal
WSL Error while trying to install Ubuntu on Windows

While initiating Ubuntu Terminal on Windows after its installation, you may come up with the above error. Don’t Worry Friends, it is an Easy fix. We have a detailed¬† Tutorial that will help to get rid of the error and run the Ubuntu Terminal smooth on Windows 10.

Customize your Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10:

Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Ubuntu Terminal Properties

It is not just about running the commands Ubuntu Commands on the Terminal which is running on Windows 10, it is also very possible to customize the terminal in a way that looks more comfortable and appealing to you. Kindly check out the following points and get to know about all the customizable things on the Ubuntu Terminal.

Options Tab:

  • This tab includes properties such as Quick Edit Mode, Insert Mode, Enable CTRL key Shortcuts, Cursor size, Text selection options, Legacy Console and more.

Font Tab:

  • Includes options to customize your fonts such as Font size, Fonts, and Bold Fonts.

Layout Tab:

  • Holds options such as Screen Buffer Size, Windows size, and Windows Position which can be customized as per your convenience.

Colors Tab:

Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Customize your Ubuntu Terminal
  • Customize the Colors of Text, Background, and Popups, Opacity and more.

Screenshots of Commands executed on Ubuntu Terminal of Windows 10:

Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Checking the Release Version
Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Installing Putty SSH Client
Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Updating Installed Apps
Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10
Clear Command

Conclusion of the Article:

In this article, we get to know How to Install Ubuntu Terminal on Windows 10 using the Microsoft Store with the help of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2). Getting Started with Ubuntu Terminal on Windows section will give a Pictorial idea about How exactly this system works. This will be a real treat for both Windows and Linux users.

If you have any Doubts, please let us know in the Comments below. For more such awesome posts stay tuned to TecKangaroo.

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