I decided to spend some time updating my website over the weekend. Usually this would mean jumping on my Arch Linux machine — however, I decided it would be a good chance to give Bash on Ubuntu on Windows a go and see how far I could get.
To my surprise, this went remarkably well.
With access to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and the Ubuntu package repositories (via
apt-get), I had no issues at all downloading and configuring any of the software I needed to work on this site.
vim(unfortunately not Version 8)
git(works a bit better than Git Bash on Windows)
- Generating SSH keys
- Downloading & installing the latest Hugo deb package
I am looking forward to using this more in the coming weeks; first impressions — this is an excellent addition to Windows.