Sometime this summer when a Windows 10 user gets an update. They will find that there is now a Linux Bash shell available to them.
Bash is the most commonly used shell in the *nix world. The majority of scripts are written in it and most *nix users spend a lot of time in Bash.
Microsoft has partnered with Canonical, the maker of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, to bring this Bash shell to life in Windows. This is not going to be a VM or other kind of emulator. This is a true Bash application on Windows.
It’s made possible by a new Windows subsystem for Linux. It’s not yet complete of course so somethings are not working but beta testers are out there working on it.
Some folks in the Linux community don’t like the idea at all. While others do like the idea. Many Linux users, administrators, and developers do operate on a Windows computer for their day to day work. This will help them with the administration and development of the Linux servers they hold dear.
I am going to withhold judgement on it until more information comes out on it. But it is very interesting and worth keeping an eye on its progress.