NOTE: As of November 2022, the Windows 10 version of WSL has migrated to support the Windows Store application, bringing feature parity across Windows 10 and Windows 11. Please check out our updated Install Ubuntu on Windows 10 and Windows 11 tutorial for the latest information. This tutorial is now deprecated.
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) allows you to install a complete Ubuntu terminal environment in minutes on your Windows machine, allowing you to develop cross-platform applications without leaving Windows.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get up and running with Ubuntu on WSL. These instructions will work on both Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Whilst WSL is a powerful tool for all users, some features, such as the ability to run graphical Linux applications, are only available on Windows 11. Please check out our Windows 11 tutorial for more information.