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No VM Necessary: Run NodeJS via ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’

Interesting – and straightforwardly simple – solution from David Gilbertson over at Hacker Noon for navigating the command prompt in Windows to initiate Bash to run a Node server – along with some additional tips & tricks at the end of his post, along with questions un-answered. So consider this in-progress but devs on Windows have more tools at their fingertips everyday!

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I know I know, life isn’t easy. All those Mac users making fun of us with our uncool laptops and operating system that shared a womb with IE6. The Linux people can’t even look at us without chortling, I’m sure they’re making puns that involve obscure commands behind our backs.

We know that Windows is the best looking and fastest operating system, but they don’t seem to care. Apparently being able to type ‘grep’ is more important than all that.

Well happy days, comrades! As of, oh I don’t know, a few months ago or something, you can now run Linux Bash in Windows and get emacs and vi and ssh and whatever else might float one’s boat. Right there in your favourite little black window.

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1 Comment

  1. Node.js already works on Windows without bash

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