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How to Run Linux GUI Apps On Windows 10 Using Bash?

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How to Run Linux GUI Apps On Windows 10 Using Bash?

At, build 2016 Microsoft announced support for bash command line on windows 10. This feature is available for insiders running windows 10 build 14318 via command line utility.

But now WindowsClan is reporting about a tool developed by reddit user w2q2, who managed to find a way to run X server outside of Bash and thus make it possible to launch Ubuntu apps with a graphical user interface.

“Obviously it’s going to be slower than a native Windows/Linux application but probably better than VNC/X11 forwarding,” the developer explains.

To do this, you need to install the Xming X Server for Windows and then run the following command in Bash (you can replace the firefox string with any other app installed in Bash):

DISPLAY=:0 firefox

Windows 10 Redstone build 14316, which is a preview of the Anniversary Update coming in the summer, is the first to bring Dash support for insiders, but what’s important to know is that the feature isn’t enabled by default in the operating system.

To use it, you must first enable Developer Mode in Settings > Update & Security > For developers, then search for Windows Features, and click the option that reads “Turn Windows features on or off.” Here you need to enable “Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta),” and you’re done.

If you want to launch Bash, all you have to do is open a command prompt window and type “bash.”

Remember that this feature is still in beta and GUI apps wont run smoothly and apps will be slower than a native Windows/Linux application but probably better than VNC/X11 forwarding,

 

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