I haven’t touched Linux in many years and after seeing Microsoft’s Build this year, I thought it would be a fun project to get into. Some things might seem a given to those used to running Linux, but as I haven’t done this in many years, it’s always wise to document.
Before You Begin
- You must be a Windows Insider (Running Windows 10, updated to version 2004, Build 19041 or higher)
- You should Enable/Install WSL and then upgrade to WSL2 (on docs, I stopped at the Linux distro install. I will continue in this post as I had to do some catching up / learning)
- Don’t forget to reboot and you’re good to go
I did Ubuntu, the most popular, but also really liked Kali for it’s speed. I tried many through my learning phase, figuring out the settings and configurations. I similarly went with a light Desktop Environment (explained later) so I can just get a quick response and get something going.
You can get the Ubunto Distro (and a few others) off the Microsoft Store.
Update Your Distro
The value of installing Ubuntu first is that their documentation is great. You’ll have to …