There are programs available that let you run the bash shell on Windows, and it now looks like Microsoft is partnering with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10.
According to ZDNet, Ubuntu will not function as a virtual machine, but will be integrated within Windows 10:
That said, the partnership is aimed at developers, and as such it doesn't look likely that Ubuntu's Unity interface will be included:
We'll know more at the Build conference. Stay tuned to Windows Central for all the details.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.