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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! How Fast Is It?

My primary laptop is a Lenovo x250, with an Intel i7-5600U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB Transcend SSD, and a 2TB Samsung SSD.  Let’s run some benchmarks on the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. We’ll first run each test in Ubuntu running natively on the hardware, and then reboot, and run the same...
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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! Writing for Compiled Languages

Microsoft’s addition of the Bash shell and Ubuntu user space in Windows 10 is a real win for developers everywhere. Dozens of compilers and thousands of libraries are now immediately available on Windows desktops.  In this article, we’re going to write the classic “hello world” application in...
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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! Write and Execute Your First Program

Microsoft’s addition of the Bash shell and Ubuntu user space in Windows 10 is a real win for developers working in dynamic, interpreted programming languages everywhere. Dozens of dynamic script interpreters are now immediately available on Windows desktops. In this article, we’re going to write...
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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! Ubuntu Commands Every Windows User Should Learn

Some Windows desktop users will certainly be new to Bash and the new shell, Ubuntu on Windows.  In Part 1, I introduced the topic, and in Part 2, I showed how to get started by installing Windows. In this part of our series, I’ll describe a handful of essential commands to help get started. 1. <...
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Ubuntu on Windows
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! Getting Started

So, a few months have passed, and you’ve realized that, wow, you’re not dreaming, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Joke, but in fact that Ubuntu-on-Windows thing is real!  You’re thinking, surely some of the early kinks have been worked out, and it’s ready for a test drive…  And you would be correct...
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Dustin Kirkland
Canonical developer Dustin Kirkland is a space cowboy on the great Ubuntu-on-Windows frontier.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

Hi there!  My name is Dustin Kirkland, a Linux user for nearly 20 years, and an open source developer for almost as long.  I worked on Linux at IBM for most of a decade, on site at Red Hat for a bit, and now at Canonical for nearly another decade.  I started at Canonical as an engineer on the...
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