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RealKC
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Fall Creators Update did some changes to Bash on Windows, first they renamed it to WSL(Windows Subsystem for Linux) and now you can have multiple distros on it.

They also added it to Windows Server.

I have no idea why people would use Windows Server, but I guess that if you are forced to use it, you can now use Linux utilities on it, so woot? I guess.

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    Windows Server means that IIS is... preinstalled? But it doesn't come with node, php, ruby, a C compiler, a Java compiler, a version of .NET over 2.0, nor any version of SQL Server. But when you restart it it forces you to answer a reason why, so it's got that going for it.
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    multiple distros? how does that work?
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    @JoshBent I can't word a good explanation, so I'll link this https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/co...
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    @RealKC Thanks! couldn't find it by quickly googling 😊
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    @JoshBent I actually stumbled upon that article trying to figure out why enabling Bash on Windows didn't install as a tutorial from 2016 said, my idea was that Falls Creators Update changed something so I searched for "fall creators update bash"
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