Somebody Has Figured Out How To Run Ubuntu Linux Atop Windows
Not long ago, Microsoft grabbed the headlines for all the right reasons when the company announced that it is partnering with Canonical to natively bring the Ubuntu Linux desktop operating system to Windows.
The integration was made possible with “Bash on Ubuntu/Windows”, this technic will only users to run Ubuntu Linux natively on the Windows 10 operating system and it was going to be part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update schedule for release on August 2, 2016.
A Github users Guerra24 isn’t a fan of waiting as he has managed to achieve something quite remarkable beating both Microsoft and Canonical to the punch.
It seems the said Github developer haS used all sorts of tricks in the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CSSM) GUI configuration tool for Compiz and using a combination of VcXsrv and XLaunch, two applications for configuring and setting up a Windows X server, he has managed to run Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with the Unity desktop environment on top of Windows 10.
“I finally managed to run Unity inside WSL, this shows that is fully capable of running an entire Desktop Environment, there are some issues with dbus and sometimes VcXsrv crashes, also you can’t log out and the only way of exiting is closing Compiz,” says Guerra24.
This is by no means the official method to use Ubuntu atop the Windows 10 operating system as there are a lot of stability issues as well as some apps not opening. But all in all, it is great to know that users who do not like to wait around can run Ubuntu Linux atop Windows 10.