Integrate Linux Commands into Windows with PowerShell and the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Don’t you find yourself typing the usual bash commandos into PowerShell from time to time? The natural second thought is often: “ah, I have to install cygwin or something”… but since I’m constantly switching back and forth between the Linux and Windows world, I of course also have WSL 2 on my Windows workstation … and there is a wonderful PowerShell module: https://github.com/mikebattista/PowerShell-WSL-Interop This allows the execution of Linux commands also in my PowerShell 7

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Get a Windows 10 development environment

For those who frequently need a virtualized development environment, I recommend the following Microsoft site: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines/ A complete virtual machine for the most common environments (VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and Parallels) is offered there. Very practical, especially if you don’t want to keep your own machines up to date all the time.

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