Right now, this update is only available to those on the "Fast" option in the Windows Insider program.You'll want to join the Windows Insider program and set your Insider level to "Fast". Forward does not currently support 64bit versions of Ruby on Windows, so we recommend you install Ruby 1.9.3 or the 32bit version of Ruby 2.0.Once it’s downloaded, double click the file to start the installer.Once that's complete, you can open up the Start menu again and search for "Bash". Now you've got a functional Ubuntu Linux installation running on your Windows machine!From here we can follow the normal Ubuntu setup steps to install Ruby, Rails, and our database.Looking for the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" option and check the box next to it.
The reason we're going to be using Bash on Ubuntu on Windows because it allows you to run Linux on your Windows machine.This only works on 64-bit installations of Windows.This is also in beta, so this won't be nearly as robust as running a Linux virtual machine, but it can definitely do the basics well enough.Chances are you won't want to use it because it's stored as a simple file on disk.You'll probably want something more robust like My SQL or Postgre SQL.I'm not sure how this feature propogates, but try a couple of these options and you should get it.Once you've got this installed and after rebooting, we can start setting up Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Next we'll follow the installation steps to get Bash on Ubuntu on Windows installed.This guide is a work in progress as the new Bash on Ubuntu on Windows Linux Subsystem is in beta.There is a lot of functionality not implemented yet so you'll find that, while the basics might work, some of the more advanced and complex things won't.Select your language and agree to the terms, then on the install settings screen, check the boxes next to both “ Download Dev Kit from the Ruby Installer page at When the download is finished, double click the file and you will be asked where to extract the files.Click the “…” button, and select “ Forward lets you link to localhost.