Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Developed in conjunction with Canonical, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) was originally somewhat of a curiosity when it debuted as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (aka 1607.) Consisting of what is effectively a compatibility layer, translating Linux system calls into something Windows 10 understands, WSL initially shipped with a version of Ubuntu running the Bash shell.