How to use Linux from Windows
There may be times that you may want a bash terminal or other Linux application but you are stuck in Windows. There are some ways around this so you can still access your Linux applications while using Microsoft Windows. One way would be to use virtualization and run your selected Linux distribution in parallel to your Windows operating system. The technique that will be used in this article will be installing cygwin.
Download the Cygwin installer and double click the setup.exe file.
Leave install from internet selected and click next.
This is where you select what packages to install. Because I only need a Linux terminal window, I add nano and click next. There are many packages you can choose from and they are searchable and sorted nicley so packages are easy to find.