I cannot seem to find one reason for the user to run bash or Linux on Windows 10 ?
Seems like the security would be lowered in doing so, this is not something that a home user (whom cares about their security) would do anyway. This is more likely something for advanced users to code on, not meant to be used as a substitute as a virtual machine, which is much more secure. One can turn off sharing with the host, and vice versa. Some users are going to take this the wrong way, not reading through the details, thinking they're getting a full fledged Ubuntu OS as a desktop app. Microsoft should warn users that this is not what one will get, and that by running both this shell of an OS, plus the actual OS being beta software, comes with substantially more risks than a mere reinstall.
Plus the installing of the beta Anniversary Edition at this point poses a lot of risk. I signed back into the Windows Insider's Program, yet was warned that I may need to reinstall the OS should something go wrong (not once did the site mention to image drive before proceeding). This is Microsoft setting up users for more agony, come on, a warning to image a drive isn't much to ask.
No, they'd rather that one performs up to an entire day's of work to fix what they're releasing w/out promising a smooth transition. Too many are already (as evidenced by the large numbers of Topics on this very forum) not imaging their drives, Microsoft could take this opportunity (& future offers) to show some corporate responsibility in discussing the importance of imaging before pulling the trigger & have pop-up warnings at every stage prior to any upgrades to stop & do so. Backup rates are barely higher than the turn of the Millennium 16 years ago, much of the reason why tech forums are swamped with requests that sometimes we can't fix (example, toasted OEM installs & no recovery media nor backup image).
I immediately signed back out of Insiders, and will likely never go back, chances are, will purchase a couple of 8.1 Pro OEM licenses (since I virtually rebuilt the PC), should be considered as a new one. New MB, CPU, extra SSD & HDD, GPU, optical drive, added new RAM, that's as close to a new build as it gets w/out swapping the case. 8.1 will be supported through 2023, by then, the computer will have more than returned it's investment, and if lives longer, can just install Linux & be done with it.
Upgrading to 10 Pro from 7 Ultimate was only to be able to test the Full UEFI experience of the MB at no cost, now need to grab OEM 8.1 Pro x64. Or see if I can transfer one of my 8.1 Pro w/Media Center promo licenses purchased in 2012, which is permissible. All I have to do is restore the Windows 7 image, remove the COA off the other computer by reinstall of the OEM version of 8 (non-Pro), and should be good to go, both the OS & Media Center keys should activate. Fortunately, with Windows 8.1, Update 1, one can use the media to upgrade the existing OS or clean install by formatting with the install media.
This whole idea just doesn't pass the sniff test with me.
Edited by cat1092, 08 April 2016 - 03:49 AM.