Now You Can Run Full Ubuntu Linux With Unity On Windows 10


ubuntu unity on windows 10Short Bytes: A developer has been able to run Ubuntu Linux with Unity on Windows 10 by making dbus and X server work on Microsoft’s Linux port. Getting this thing done on your computer is not for the faint-hearted as it requires lots of workarounds. So, if you are willing to accept this challenge, give this article a read and impress your geeky friends.

At Build 2016, Microsoft announced that it’s bringing Ubuntu to Windows 10 by porting Linux subsystems. While the complete version of this functionality will be released with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can run Ubuntu’s Bash on Windows 10.

This preview version has been available for download since April and some users have also been able to get the desktop Linux apps running in Windows.

As a recent development to this story, a developer has been able to run the complete Ubuntu Linux with the Unity desktop. It just looks likes a real Ubuntu installation based on Unity running on Windows 10.

Redditor w2qw has found a way to do this and run full-fledged applications like virt-manager or Mozilla Firefox. This developer managed to run Unity inside Windows Linux Subsystem (WLS) by doing different changes in the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) GUI tool for Compiz.

The developer also made use of a combination of XLaunch and VcXsrv for configuring and setting up a Windows X server. The operating system version ran here is the Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS.

It’s just not applicable for Unity. Instead, the programmer was able to run xfce4. However, this trick resulted in more bugs.xfce on windows 10

If you wish to run Ubuntu Linux with Unity on Windows 10, you can go ahead and read this post on Reddit.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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