Access Bash on SUSE on Windows

openSUSE revealed that Windows users can now run openSUSE within the Bash for Windows also known as Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Meaning that your openSUSE-specific commands will work natively on Windows 10 just the same way other Bash commands do

It was a big deal last year with Bash came to Windows because it provides an avenue to use native Linux commands within the Windows terminal. And this is not like using a virtual machine or an emulator of Cygwin sort. It actually enables you to use native Bash commands on Windows.

The default OS you get after installing Bash on Windows is Ubuntu and since Microsoft wants to widen their Linux distro scope, Rich Turner, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft has hinted that support for more distros is on the way.

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Credit: openSUSE

Hannes Kühnemund posted a detailed installation guide for users on how to install openSUSE on Windows 10 some time in January and you can access it here.

Unofficial Bash on Windows for Linux Distros

openSUSE is the second Linux distro to officially support Bash on Windows so maybe other distros will join with time. Nevertheless, there are unofficial projects thanks to open source enthusiasts who want to have their way with Bash, and one such one is RoliSoft, a WSL-Distribution-Switcher that enables users easily switch between CentOS, DebianFedora e.t.c. by replacing the distribution behind Windows Subsystem for Linux with any other Linux distro published on Docker Hub.

Ladies and gentlemen; what is your take on openSUSE coming to Bash on Windows? Would you like other Linux distros to follow suit? yay or nay? Let’s discuss in the comments section.

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