This section is for the users that are on windows and don’t have WSL (Windows Subsytem for Linux). Don’t worry if you don’t know what Linux or WSL is, you’ll learn about that in this chapter and some basics along with it.
Linux is an Kernel (or operating system) used by many people, even people like NASA. It’s popular because of its customizability, privacy, and more. Linux is shared in Distributions (distros), which is the Linux kernel, but with many feautures and improvments ontop. You can think of it like a different versions of windows. For this guide we’ll be using one of the most popular distros, Ubuntu.
Using Ubuntu with windows is easy. We could get a virtual machine, but assuming you don’t know a thing about Linux, we will use WSL (windows subsytem for Linux), which allows us to use the Ubuntu Terminal with Windows. The Simplest method is as follows:
You can easily lauch it from the start menu.
Here are some easy commands to help you get started for the next tutorial.
ls <- List all the files/folders in a directory cd <- Enter a folder nano [FILENAME] <- Edit a file/create a file (you can use other editors if you want) rm <- Remove a file sudo [COMMAND] <- Run a command as admin