WSL supports a variety of Linux distributions, including the latest Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. You can find them by opening the Microsoft store app and searching for Ubuntu.
Choose the distribution you prefer and then click on Get as shown in the following screenshot:
Ubuntu will then install on your machine.
The one line install!
There is a single command that will install both WSL and Ubuntu at the same time.
When opening PowerShell for the first time, simply modify the initial instruction to:
wsl --install -d ubuntu
This will install both WSL and Ubuntu! Don’t forget to restart your machine before continuing.
Once installed, you can either launch the application directly from the store or search for Ubuntu in your Windows search bar.