Yes, you can run Bash (and Ubuntu binaries) in Microsoft’s world.
Now here’s something you likely didn’t expect at Microsoft’s Build developer conference: A staple feature of Linux (and Unix) is coming to Windows 10.
The company is integrating the Bash command-line shell and support for Ubuntu Linux binaries into Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. This is, of course, big news for developers who want to use command-line tools while creating apps, but it’s also important for power users who’d otherwise be tempted to install either third-party tools (like Cygwin) or a virtual machine.
Using Bash in consumer-focused, non-Linux environments isn’t entirely new, of course. Thanks to its Unix roots, Apple’s OS X has had the feature from the outset.
However, this and other efforts (such as double-clicking to install universal Windows apps) show that Microsoft is determined to let you install and run apps the way you’d like rather than make you jump